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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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June 07, 2018

Your smile is one of the most defining features of your face, but unfortunately many people are self-conscious about their teeth and go out of their way to not spontaneously smile or laugh. Cosmetic dentistry can help you to restore beautiful, white, straight teeth, no matter what state your teeth are currently in.Get a beautiful, confident smile with porcelain veneers | Dr. Craig Carlson

Dr. Craig Carlson has been practicing for over 40 years, and keeps up with all the latest technologies and techniques to ensure that his patients are happy and confident with their results. Call us today at 210-812-2654 to schedule your free cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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May 03, 2018

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options we offer is porcelain veneers. This treatment can correct a large number of aesthetic issues with the teeth, and can last for decades with the right care. However, some people are initially intimidated by the upfront costs required. Porcelain veneers are not typically covered by insurance, so they do require an investment.Porcelain veneers can be a great investment for the right candidate | Dr. Carlson Craig

The cost of porcelain veneers will vary depending on your unique circumstances, so we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Craig Carlson to discuss a treatment plan and financing options. Call 210-812-2654 today to schedule your porcelain…

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April 03, 2018

Porcelain veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry options due to their versatility, durability, and beauty. They can be used to correct a large number of cosmetic issues, and are incredibly natural looking as well as easy to take care of and stain-resistant.Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells placed over the front of your teeth | Dr. Craig Carlson

Porcelain veneers can be thought of as a facade for the tooth. They are extremely thin and made of a strong dental ceramic that is translucent just like regular teeth. Veneers are bonded to the front of your tooth to disguise flaws and imperfections such as chips or deep discoloration.

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please call San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Craig…

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March 06, 2018

March 6 is National Dentists Day, and this entire week is National Dental Assistants Recognition Week. In honor of these observances, we've put together this list of tips for making sure your teeth are as beautiful and healthy as they can be.National Dentists Day Tips for a Beautiful Smile

Dr. Craig Carlson has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years, and he gets great fulfillment out of creating beautiful smiles for his patients. He knows that people often dread going to the dentist, and it's his mission to make sure that his patients have as comfortable and enjoyable an experience as possible. This is why we offer top of the line amenities as well as fresh baked cookies every day!

To keep your smile in tip top shape, you should practice the following habits:

  • Brush…
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March 01, 2018

Many Americans suffer from dental problems that can't be solved in a single treatment. In order to obtain a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing smile, you may need multiple customized treatments, also known as a smile makeover. All of these treatments can add up, though, which can cause people to seek out the cheapest smile makeover dentist they can find.Cost of a smile makeover in San Antonio

Unfortunately, cheap dental work comes with a price that could cost you thousands of dollars in revision treatments down the line. It's far better to choose a qualified, experienced cosmetic dentist from the very beginning in order to ensure quality work.

Here at 5 Star Dental Group, Dr. Craig Carlson is committed to giving his patients the best…

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Category: Smile Makeover
February 06, 2018

Chronic pain in the head, neck, and shoulders can be easily misdiagnosed, and can lead to a decrease in quality of life. Typical treatments such as over the counter painkillers, chiropractic treatment, massage, and heat packs can provide temporary relief, but if the pain keeps coming back, there is a chance that you may have a TMJ disorder (often abbreviated TMD).TMD symptoms can include chronic pain in head, shoulders, neck

TMD is characterized by a range of symptoms, which can include any of the following:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Pain in the head, neck, and shoulders
  • Pain and stiffness in the jaw
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Popping or grinding of the jaw

The good news is that these…

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Category: TMJ
January 15, 2018

Bright, white teeth is a common cosmetic goal for many men and women, but there is also concern over whether teeth whiteningis safe and whether it actually works. In general, as long as you obtain your teeth whitening from a dentist and follow all instructions for use, teeth whitening is a very safe and effective treatment that can lighten your teeth many shades.Teeth whitening is usually safe and effective

Dr. Craig Carlson puts the safety and satisfaction of his patients as his top priority, and as such, he only offers treatments that are proven to be safe and deliver great results. If you are interested in improving your smile, don't hesitate to call Dr. Carlson at 210-812…

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