Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers (Before and After)

Composite Veneers vs Porcelain, which one would you choose? By: Dr. Megan Mobley BEFORE This is one of our beloved employees. She had composite veneers placed about 5 years prior by a previous boss on her upper canines. She is congenitally missing her upper laterals ( #7 and #10) so she had orthodontic treatment to close the space and her upper canines ( #6 and #11) were reshaped as laterals. The struggle with composite veneers is they absorb stain over time and this is a perfect example of that. Porcelain restorations are color stable, meaning they do not absorb stain, they will remain the same color for the life of the restoration in your mouth. Our assistant was very sensitive to her appearance and would even cover her smile to try to hide her discolored… Read More »

Treating Special Needs and Intellectually Disabled Patients

Intellectually and developmentally disabled patients (commonly referred to as: “Special Needs”) are a very broad and diverse group of individuals. When I started practicing dentistry 10-and-a-half-years-ago, in 2008, I was still developing my skill set and clinical parameters (determining what could be accomplished in our office.) Today, I am proud to tell you that our office has been serving intellectually-disabled (IDD) patients for the better part of the past 10-years. We now have extensive experience delivering a full range of services to these patients. There have been 3 things that have made this possible. 1. Training in Sedation 2. Strategic Partnerships, and 3. Staff Willingness. Immediately after graduation (2008) from UT School of Dentistry in Houston, TX, a friend and I went to Dallas, TX to take the 2-day Enteral Sedation Course, which was co-taught… Read More »