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February 08, 2019

If you are reading this, chances are that you may be unhappy with your smile. If so, are you aware of your options to repair your worn out smile? If you have been searching for a Cosmetic Dentist in San Antonio, then you’ve likely read something about porcelain dental veneers during your search.

Porcelain veneers are a layer of material placed over a tooth to improve its aesthetic quality. Therefore, it’s no coincidence if you’ve seen the term before on a cosmetic dentist website.

If you ever wondered if porcelain veneers are right for you, we invite you to read on to learn more about the four common signs that indicate that you may need porcelain dental veneers.

1.) You Are Unhappy With Your Smile


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January 24, 2019

Your smile is important to you, and we want to do the very best to make sure you are confident in how it looks.

If you would like your silver fillings changed for cosmetic, personal or because of defects with your current ones, we are happy to do this for you.

We at 5 Star Dental only use Composite fillings. 

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We will be happy to help you find the best option and have you be confident with your smile. It is never too late. 


Why Replace Silver Fillings?

Most people may still have their silver fillings from years past.  It was the most used type…

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December 10, 2018

If your teeth are discolored, San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Craig Carlson can help you get them back to a bright white, no matter how severe the discoloration. We offer a few different options for teeth whitening, along with options to treat other cosmetic problems such as crookedness, gaps, chips, or cracks.Middle aged man sitting on a couch with a cup of coffee smiling, showing off his white teeth after getting porcelain veneers

Call 5 Star Dental Group today at 210-494-3511 to schedule your complimentary teeth whitening consultation. We’ll be happy to help you find the best option to get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Teeth Whitening for Mild Discoloration

If you have mild to…

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November 29, 2018

If you have pain in your jaw, popping or grinding of the jaw, and headaches, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. While there are other symptoms associated with TMJ, these are the main ones. Listen to Dr. Craig Carlson talk about TMJ symptoms in the video below, and give us a call at 210-494-3511 if you think you may be suffering from this condition. 

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November 08, 2018

Many people unfortunately didn’t get the best dental care in their childhood, or didn’t take proper care of their teeth, and now are paying the price in terms of poor dental health and a smile that is not as attractive as they may want.Middle aged couple with attractive smiles sitting on couch after getting porcelain veneers

If you want to fix up your smile and improve your dental health, it’s never too late to start. However, the longer you wait, the more extensive your dental problems will likely become. The best thing to do is visit Dr. Carlson as soon as possible for a free consultation to get an idea of what it will take to get your smile in top shape.

The cost of a new smile will vary depending on how much…

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October 31, 2018

People are often nervous about embarking upon the journey to a new smile. They wonder what their final result will look like, and if they'll be happy with their porcelain veneers or other dental procedure. Dr. Craig Carlson can put your mind at ease by showing you exactly how your new smile will look. He takes an impression of your teeth, and using a model created from this impression, shows you your new custom smile. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this procedure. If you're interested in a beautiful new smile, call Dr. Carlson today at 210-494-3511 to schedule your complimentary consultation. 

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October 25, 2018

Porcelain veneers are an incredibly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help patients of any age correct a large number of dental flaws. The porcelain veneers process is relatively simple and virtually painless, but it does take a few weeks to complete. We’ve put together this guide to porcelain veneers to help walk you through the whole process.Attractive woman choosing the best porcelain veneer shade to match her smile

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please call San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Craig Carlson today at 210-494-3511 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

The first step in your…

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September 10, 2018

If your teeth are stained beyond what normal teeth whitening can help with, there is still hope for you to have a bright, white smile. San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Craig Carlson offers custom made, high quality porcelain veneers to treat a number of dental issues, including bad staining.

If you have badly discolored teeth that you wish could be white again, call Dr. Carlson today at 210-494-3511 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers for Tooth Discoloration

Teeth whitening is the most common treatment for teeth that have mild to moderate staining. However, teeth whitening cannot treat intrinsic stains, and it may not be that effective on external…

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August 07, 2018

One of the most common restorative dental procedures is the dental crown. Crowns are a great way to Dental crowns can help strengthen a weak tooth | 5 Star Dental Group | San Antonioprotect a tooth that has been weakened or compromised through decay or damage. While we often choose porcelain veneers for front teeth which are still fairly structurally stable, crowns are more often used on back teeth where biting pressure is higher. For some patients, a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns may be ideal.

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July 06, 2018

Our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is porcelain veneers, as they are incredibly versatile, durable, and natural looking. However, they can be a large upfront investment, so many patients wonder exactly how long they can last.Choosing porcelain veneers | San Antonio | Dr. Craig Carlson

The good news is that porcelain veneers can last for a very long time as long as you take great care of them. While porcelain veneers are not considered permanent, they can in fact last a lifetime in some patients. Other patients may need to replace one or two of their veneers, but it may take over a decade before you need a replacement. On average, porcelain veneers last 10 to 15 years.

If you are interested in porcelain…

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