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Dental Crowns, Inlays & Onlays in Dallas, Texas

August 23, 2016

Creating Beautiful, Durable Smiles with Custom-Made Crowns in Dallas, Texas.

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A damaged or severely worn tooth can mar your appearance and cause discomfort. Left untreated, the problem will only worsen and could result in an awkwardly broken tooth, acute pain, or a diseased tooth root. Let Dr. Mitchell restore structural integrity to your compromised dentition with a custom crown, inlay, or onlay.

A crown sits snugly atop a compromised tooth to strengthen and protect it. Dr. Mitchell uses all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold crowns for durable, long-lasting restorations. He’ll consider the location of your tooth and the amount of stress it incurs to determine which material to use. Porcelain crowns look and feel like natural teeth, so they’ll blend seamlessly into your smile.

Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. At your first appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. Mitchell may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown. After the tooth is prepped to the proper shape, Dr. Mitchell will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.

When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, Dr. Mitchell will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special permanent adhesive.

Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too. If you have any questions please call 972-233-1311 we would love to set up a consultation for Dr. Mitchell or one of our knowledgeable staff members to go over the process with you in more detail.

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Quality Dental Care for Beautiful, Healthy Smiles in Dallas, Texas

August 17, 2016

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Dr. Mitchell provides quality dental care in a comfortable, soothing environment. He invests in state-of-the-art technology and continuing education to bring you the best of modern dentistry. Our entire team is dedicated to optimizing your oral health through patient-focused care, meaning you’ll receive the specialized attention you deserve.

Voted a “Top Dallas Dentist,” Dr. Mitchell offers a variety of general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and tooth replacement procedures for extraordinary smiles. Our patients rely on his talent and experience to perform their dental work with precision and care. Dr. Mitchell will always treat you with respect, explaining your treatment options and answering your questions. During your exam, he’ll take pictures of your teeth and gums with an intraoral camera and display them on a chairside monitor. These images, along with short videos from our CAESY Patient Education System, can help you make wise decisions about the dental therapies that are right for you. If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Mitchell can use oral conscious sedation to alleviate your fears and promote a comfortable, positive experience. We are certified in Invisalign, Velscope, and Zoom! Whitening.

If you are looking for a new dental home? Then look no further. What to expect at your New Patient Exam

Outstanding Care for a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health. We’ll dedicate two hours for your new patient exam. When you arrive, we’ll give you a tour of our dental office and introduce you to our team. Refreshments are available for your enjoyment, as are Bose music headphones, movie goggles, massagers, and comfortable blankets, hot and cold neck pillows, and warm, scented towels.

Assessing Your Teeth, Gums, and Bite

We will talk to you about your dental needs and the reason for your visit. Then Dr. Mitchell will conduct a thorough exam which will include checking your bite alignment, assessing the integrity of existing dental work, and scanning your teeth for decay using our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser. About 80% of the population unknowingly has some form of periodontal disease, so we will examine your gums for signs of this stealthy offender and suggest therapies for prevention or treatment. A set of digital X-rays will provide a complete picture of your oral health and aid in accurate diagnosis.

Screening for Oral Cancer

We will check your soft tissues for signs of oral cancer. We use a state-of-the-art tool called Velscope to identify suspicious lesions in the earliest stages. Oral cancer claims the lives of 7,500 Americans each year and often goes undetected until it has spread to the neck and lymph nodes. Early detection increases survival chances, so we will screen you for oral cancer at your new patient exam and subsequent checkups.

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Dentist in Dallas TX Asks, Are You Embarrassed Because It’s Been A While Since You’ve Been To The Dentist?

August 1, 2016

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We take pride in the fact that we spend what ever time is necessary to understand each individual patient’s concerns.  It is very gratifying for us to see someone who comes in that is very fearful, but gradually becomes confident at every dental visit.  This happens regularly at our office, because we offer comfortable dental treatment for our patients in a caring, non threatening, and non judgemental environment.

If you’ve been thinking that you really should make that dental appointment, but have been putting it off for a long time, you don’t have to worry any longer.  We are here for you.  You should also know that when you come for your visit, we won’t lecture you!  We understand that many factors affect dental health including environmental and hereditary factors.  We just want you to know that we will do everything possible to help you achieve a healthy and optimal smile.

If you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, please understand that we have seen worse, and you are not alone!  The good news is that if we work together, we can come up with a plan that fits into your life.  We will help you achieve that smile of your dreams, and you won’t have to be embarrassed any longer.

Give us a call today at (972) 233-1311 to schedule your complimentary consultation.  While you’re here, be sure and let us know if there is anything in particular that has kept you from visiting the dentist in the past.  It is our goal to make your experience in our office a very pleasant one.  Your comfort is our number one priority.

If you’re looking for a great dentist in the Dallas, TX area, this is the office for you!  We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Dental Crowns in Dallas, Texas

July 19, 2016

*Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS

*Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS

If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.

Dental Crown Options

We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.

Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. At your first appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. Mitchell may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown. After the tooth is prepped to the proper shape, Dr. Mitchell will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.

When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, Dr. Mitchell will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special permanent adhesive.

Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too. If you have any questions please call 972-233-1311 we would love to set up a consultation for Dr. Mitchell or one of our knowledgeable staff members to go over the process with you in more detail.

 

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GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part IV

July 7, 2016

Amanda – Registered Dental Assistant/Business Assistant

Amanda has worked in the dental field since 2001. She enjoys helping patients in every aspect of the dental office, from assisting Dr. Mitchell during their dental procedures to educating patients on their dental needs and scheduling their future appointments. Amanda is the office “Blogger and Social Media Girl” and enjoys interacting with patients and future patients via social media.

Last April Amanda celebrated 3 years with the practice and we have loved having her apart of our dental family, Amanda wears many hats in the office and we are so lucky to have her. She is simply amazing- intelligent, caring, uplifting and has the most infectious and loving personality – and smile!

Amanda and her husband at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Amanda and her husband at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Amanda attended Baylor University and graduated from Texas Women’s University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Amanda began her career in the Dental Field in 2001 and worked as a Dental Assistant throughout college. Amanda is a Proud Baylor Bear and enjoys her Big 12 rivalry with Dr. Mitchell during football season.

Amanda is originally from Burleson, Texas. Today, she lives in Rowlett with her husband, Chet and three furry children (“Wolf Pack”), Wyatt, Jolie, and Loretta. Outside the office, Amanda enjoys working out (Yoga, 5k’s, hiking, and running), watching the Texas Rangers, shopping (especially estate sales and antique shopping), and trying new restaurants.  Amanda also enjoys spending time with her family and is blessed to have most of them live in the North Texas Area.

Amanda & Family on Vacation in Oklahoma.

Amanda & Family on Vacation in Oklahoma.

Amanda and her husband Chet Skiing in Colorado.

Amanda and her husband Chet Skiing in Colorado.

Amanda's 3 Furry Children: Loretta-Jolie-Wyatt

Amanda’s 3 Furry Children: Loretta-Jolie-Wyatt

Amanda & Family White Water Rafting in Colorado.

Amanda & Family White Water Rafting in Colorado.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part III

June 7, 2016

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Tracie – Registered Dental Assistant

Tracie’s love of dentistry began in high school when she became a dental assistant and she has enjoyed her role as a Registered Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She enjoys taking care of patients and helping them feel at ease during dental procedures and she also enjoys teaching her patients good oral hygiene habits.

Tracie recently celebrated her 2 year anniversary with the practice and has been an exceptional addition to our team. Tracie’s calming demeanor and ability to make patients feel at ease during dental procedures has been complimented by numerous patients. Tracie is an invaluable assistant to Dr. Mitchell and as his “right hand man”; they both make a great team.image2

 

"High School Sweethearts" -Keith & Tracie

“High School Sweethearts” -Keith & Tracie

Tracie is originally from Carrollton, Texas and she still resides in Carrollton today. Tracie and her husband, Keith, were high school sweethearts. They raised their son in Carrollton and he attended the very same high school as his parents. Today their son Landry attends Texas State University and is a Manufacturing Engineering Major. Their son Landry is excelling in his Engineering pursuit, and they are VERY PROUD!

Tracie is blessed to have her family locally and enjoys being able to spend time with them as much as possible. Tracie and Keith enjoy cooking together and trying new recipes.  How they spend most of their “Empty-nest” time is being outside, watching movies, listening to music, and barbecuing. One of their other favorite pastimes is vacationing at the beach and it is definitely time for them to discover new Caribbean beaches and continue their beach adventures!

 

Tracie's son Landry recently made the Dean's List for Engineering at Texas State.

Tracie’s son Landry recently made the Dean’s List for Engineering at Texas State

Tracie's son Landry

Tracie’s son Landry

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We love the Beach! -Tracie

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“Empty-Nester’s” enjoying a night out.

Sedation Dentistry in Dallas, Texas

May 31, 2016

Alleviating Anxiety with Safe, Comfortable Sedation Dentistry

*Actual PatientAlleviating Anxiety with Safe, Comfortable Sedation Dentistry

Fear of the dentist is common, but it needn’t prevent you from achieving a strong, healthy smile. Dr. Mitchell uses sedation dentistry to alleviate anxiety and promote a positive dental care experience. He offers oral conscious sedation as well as intravenous (IV) sedation. Both methods are safe, effective and have been used by millions of people to achieve strong, beautiful smiles. Come in for a consultation, and we’ll help you determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.

Oral Conscious Sedation

If you qualify for oral conscious sedation, Dr. Mitchell will prescribe a sedative for you to take prior to your appointment. You’ll feel groggy, so please have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office. After you enter a state of deep relaxation, Dr. Mitchell will perform your dental work and potentially reverse years of damage or neglect in a single visit. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, may be used to enhance sedation. Your oral conscious sedation will wear off gradually and leave you with only pleasant memories of your time with us.

IV Sedation

Dr. Mitchell may suggest IV sedation to ease apprehension and calm patients who require time-consuming treatments, have a sensitive gag reflex, or suffer from conditions that prevent them from holding their mouths open for long periods of time. Many people prefer IV sedation because they simply fall asleep prior to treatment and awaken with no memory of their procedures. We’ll tailor your level of sedation to your unique needs. Following treatment, you’ll emerge fully from your sedation but will need a friend or family member to drive you home.

Call our North Dallas dental office today to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation with Dr. Mitchell.

What Is Your Smile Saying About You?

May 23, 2016

Dentist-3-2Dentist in Dallas TX, Dr. Robert Mitchell says, let’s face it, your smile says a lot about you. Your smile and the condition of your teeth are a direct reflection of you. The number one thing people notice when they meet you for the first time is your smile. People with attractive smiles are generally more confident, happier, friendlier and seem to enjoy life more. They are also generally more respected an liked by others. Your smile really does matter.

Studies show that 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Also, a more pleasant smile can help you get ahead in life. People want to date someone who is attractive and who takes care of their appearance. Employers want to hire and promote people who are more attractive and who have a warm friendly smile. Over 74% of Americans believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances of career success. Your smile is one of your biggest assets. Dull, stained, crooked or missing teeth can negatively affect how others feel about you and it affects how you feel about yourself.

At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Mitchell will talk to you about your smile goals. He may suggest porcelain veneers to transform flawed front teeth, professional teeth whitening to brighten discolored enamel, or Invisalign clear braces to straighten crooked smiles. If your appearance is marred by jagged or misshapen teeth, Dr. Mitchell will use his skill as a cosmetic dentist to artfully re-sculpt teeth with bonding and contouring. Smiles that require a variety of therapies to regain their glory can benefit from customized smile makeovers. Whatever your needs are, you can rely on Dr. Mitchell’s extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Take a moment to review our aesthetic dentistry services and then call our North Dallas dental office today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mitchell, an artistic cosmetic dentist. We serve patients from Highland Park, Plano, Richardson, and surrounding areas.

Dr. Mitchell offers a variety of therapies to make your smile beautiful!

May 20, 2016

Dallas Cosmetic Dentistry

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Exceptional Cosmetic Dental Care

A beautiful smile is a valuable asset. Brilliantly white, shapely teeth will increase your attractiveness and confidence, giving you an edge socially and professionally. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mitchell offers a variety of therapies to make your smile beautiful!

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Mitchell will talk to you about your smile goals. He may suggest porcelain veneers to transform flawed front teeth, professional teeth whitening to brighten discolored enamel, or Invisalign clear braces to straighten crooked smiles. If your appearance is marred by jagged or misshapen teeth, Dr. Mitchell will use his skill as a cosmetic dentist to artfully re-sculpt teeth with bonding and contouring. Smiles that require a variety of therapies to regain their glory can benefit from customized smile makeovers. Whatever your needs are, you can rely on Dr. Mitchell’s extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Take a moment to review our aesthetic dentistry services and then call our North Dallas dental office today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mitchell, an artistic cosmetic dentist. We serve patients from Highland Park, Plano, Richardson, and surrounding areas.

Below are just a few of Dr. Robert Mitchell’s Cosmetic Cases:

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Drink Up: Which Beverages to Avoid to Keep YOUR Healthy Smile

May 13, 2016

Whether it’s sipping soda, juice or tea, some drinks are better for your teeth than others, right?

Dr. Robert Mitchell and his staff have many recommendations for the types of beverages you should avoid (some are probably obvious) and drinks to choose that are better for – or easier on – on your teeth.

We all know that sugar can cause problems with your smile, like tooth decay but do you know which sugary drinks are the worst offenders? You might be surprised. Check out our list and see if you are consuming more sugar than is recommended for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Sugar Filled Drinks to avoid:sugar-drinks

  1. Sodas like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew
  2. Energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar, Amp
  3. Bottled iced teas with sweetener like Snapple, Sobe, Arizona
  4. Bottled juices like Minute Maid, Capri Sun
  5. Enhanced Water Drinks like Vitamin Water

Alternative drinks to satisfy your craving:

  1. Water
  2. Milk (FYI: Make sure to check the label. Sometimes companies sneak sugar in.)
  3. Fresh brewed teas
  4. Fresh squeezed juices (mix with fizzy water for a sparkling treat!)
  5. Coffee (FYI: Watch what you put in your cup of Joe, though! Flavored syrups, sugar or creamers can add sugar.)

Finding a way to quench your thirst without harming your teeth can be a challenge, but Dr. Mitchell is here to help you keep those pearly whites safe! When you make an appointment with us, make sure to ask any questions!

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