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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Comfortable Dentistry

These days we get a lot of questions about what can we do to make patients comfortable during dental treatment. Dentistry has come a long way over the years! We offer the basics from topical anesthetic before numbing, numbing with local anesthetics, laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, and are now working with a local dental anesthesiologist to offer IV sedation. There's a full range of option to make dentistry more comfortable! Dentistry can be painless, comfortable, and easy. With some of the options, like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation you have to have a ride to and from the dental appointment. The great thing about these options is that you can pretty much sleep through your dental treatment. If you're in and have questions about sedation dentistry in Austin Tx, give us a call.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Implant Sedation Dentistry and Lady Gaga

Just saw the Lady Gaga Monster Ball show this past Friday in Dallas, Tx. What an awesome show! Lady Gaga is extremely talented and put on an absolutely amazing concert! The music, the outfits, and the energy were all phenomenal! On one part of the stage, in bright neon lights it says, "Implants Sedation Dentistry." How cool is that! As an Austin and Lakeway Dentist, it was pretty cool and exciting to see that sign as part of the set and stage!

The clear way to straighten teeth

At our office, we offer Invisalign clear braces treatment to help our patients get straighter teeth and to improve their smiles! Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, called aligners to straighten teeth over a specified course of time( usually between 10-18 months). Invisalign is different than traditional metal braces because with Invisalign there is no wires, brackets, or metal and the trays are removable! Invisalign can also be used with Teens, usually 14 year old and older. If you're interested in getting straighter teeth to get a better smile, a better bite, or to help get your gums healthier, set up a free consult with our office.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Austin Implant Dentistry

A service we offer at our office is the placement and restoration of dental implants. A Dental implant usually consists of an Implant or post that is secured into the jawbone. After healing, A tooth or crown is placed over the Implant to improve the appearance and restore the function of the missing tooth or teeth. If you have a missing tooth, missing teeth, a bridge, partials or dentures, you may be a candidate for Tooth replacements called Dental Implants. If you have questions about Austin Implant Dentistry or are looking for an Dentist, give us a call!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lakeway Dentist continues to help with Third World Dental Care

Local Dentist Steps Up to Help Children in Impoverished Countries
Dr Tejas Patel of Lakeway, Texas has decided to take a major challenge head on-attempting to hike to the 10,047 ft summit of The Middle Sister, near Bend, Oregon- to benefit children throughout the world.

The Event occurs over Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6, 2010) in the Three Sisters Wilderness. In Oregon, Dr. Patel joins a team of similarly motivated dentists from across the country, coming together in support of the Climb for a Cause annual fundraising event.

This climb will be the 13th annual in support of CFAC, an international non-profit organization that funds oral health education and treatment projects in Nepal and Guatemala. It is Dr. Patel’s first climb with the organization.

“I recently have done dental mission trips to Peru and Nicaragua and saw how much individuals in third world countries are in need of dental care and how there is just no access for them to get dental care. I also got to see how many people we could help by setting up a clinic and completing dental treatment. CFAC is great way for me to give back and help those in need in impoverished countries by helping fund dental projects and clinics.”

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Patel on this year’s Summit Team.” says Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow, CFAC’s executive director, “It’s always gratifying to become newly acquainted with yet another doctor whose heart is so big and generous to a fault.”

Please contact Dr. Patel’s Lakeway Dental Office at (512) 263-8337 to learn more about CFAC or to lend your support please visit http://www.active.com/donate/CFAC2010/tejaspatel. Dr. Patel and his Team look forward to sharing the joy of giving with the Lakeway and Austin communities to help put big smiles on little faces one smile (and one step) at a time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lakeway General & Family Dentistry

Often times we get asked if we do General Dentistry and Family Dentistry. The answer is, "Yes we do, and yes we can take care of you and your family's dental needs." We love to do Cosmetic Dentistry and we love General and Family Dentistry as well. Many of our guests come to our office for different reasons and we always strive to exceed their expectations. We do a variety of Dental Treatments and offer a variety of Dental Services. For many of our patients we are a "one stop shop," that can give them an awesome new smile and do their routine dental care as well! We routinely do: teeth whitening, smile makeovers, sedation dentistry, Emergency Dental Treatment,dental implants, snoring treatments, dentures and false Teeth, and Tooth Extractions.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hate your CPAP?

If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and can't tolerate wearing a CPAP machine, there are alternatives available! Some complaints we hear often about the CPAP machine are that the machine is too noisy, it irritates the eyes and skin where the mask is placed, the hoses and masks make it hard to move when you sleep, and that the CPAP is difficult to travel with. If you have a CPAP and just don't use it because you just can't tolerate it, you may be a candidate for an Oral Appliance that can be a great alternative. The oral appliance consists of an custom made oral guards, one that fits over the top teeth and one for the lower teeth. This appliance helps move your lower jaw forward and therefore opens your airway, making it easier to breathe and get oxygen while you sleep. No hoses or tubes and no noise! Plus travelling with one is so easy! Dr Patel can work together with your Sleep Physician to make sure you'll get benefits from the Oral Appliance therapy.
If you have Sleep Apnea in Austin Tx and are wondering about alternatives to the CPAP machine, give us a call and we can help! 512-263-8337.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Teeth Whitening 101

Today, there's so many options for getting whiter teeth in Austin. Whitening is a great and affordable way to brighten up your smile and make your smile look younger! From over the counter products to Laser Whitening at the Dental Office, here's a summary of some good options!
1. Over the counter products - Whitening toothpastes are great, just make sure they're not too abrasive or gritty in texture. This can slowly abrade the enamel over time. Crest White Strips work well for lightly stained teeth and also for younger individuals. Treatment time is usually 30 minutes each day over a course of 2 weeks. White strips are usually around $50 or below. We highly recommend Sonicare Toothbrushes (a little over $100), they're great at keeping stain off your teeth!
2. At the Dental Office- Custom made whitening trays are based off of a mold taken at your Dentist's office. From the molds, models are made and thin plastic trays are molded over the models. You're given a whitening gel to fill the trays with and then place the tray over your teeth. The tray is worn for about 60-90 minutes. Depending on the level of stain, you may have to use the trays for up to 2 weeks. Results are usually very good with the trays if they're worn consistently for the recommended treatment time. Price of trays can vary with each office, but range from $100-250 for both upper and lower trays. You can expect your teeth to get several shades lighter with proper use.
3. Laser Teeth Whitening- Zoom is the most popular Laser Whitening Treatment available. Upon your visit to the Dentist office, your teeth are first polished and cleaned. Then a barrier is placed over the lips, gums, and cheeks as protection. Whitening gel is then placed over your teeth and then activated by a Laser Light that shines on your teeth. The procedure usually takes about 1.5hrs. Laser Whitening definitely has the most dramatic effects, because the results are instant. We usually see teeth getting many shades lighter, just after 1.5hrs. Price of Zoom can vary from $400 up to $700.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Solutions for Crooked Teeth-- Austin Cosmetic Dentistry

If you've been wondering about solutions to improve your smile and specifically straighten crooked teeth, read on! As we age our teeth tend to shift and get more crooked over time. Obviously this causes an issue with the appearance of one's smile but can also contribute to gum health issues as well. Crooked teeth tend to be harder to clean and can cause plaque and tartar to build in areas that are harder to keep clean. Some options for getting a straighter smile include clear braces (Invisalign) or porcealin veneers. If there is major crowding of the teeth, braces may be the best option. Many time we can use clear braces to straighten teeth and improve the smile. Invisalign works great and is clear, easy to use, and removable. Porcelain veneers are another way to get teeth straighter. We usually recommend veneers if the crowding is mild and the teeth are discolored or may be structurally weaker. Dr Patel practices general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lakeway Dentures Dentist, Austin Dentures Dentist offers Remedy for Loose Dentures

If you have loose dentures and are interested in an easy and affordable way to improve the fit of your current denture, mini dental implants be a great option for you! Even if you like the look of your current Denture and just want to make it fit better and maybe have had it relined but with no success, Mini Implants will help stabilize your Denture. Since Mini implants are smaller than traditional implants, even if you suffer from bone loss, you still can be a candidate. This is a graet option to stabilize your Dentures and make chewing, eating and speaking more comfortable. Your Denture is allowed to "snap" onto the impants that are stabilized by the jawbone, making the Dentures more retentive. Also, compared to traditional implants the cost of Mini Implants can be more affordable. The Dental office of Dr Tejas Patel serves patients from Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. Dr Patel offers Austin Dental Implants and Dentures and Mini Dental Implants and much more! Call our office at 512-263-8337or visit lakewaysmiles.com to find out more!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lakeway Dentist partners with Monet Aesthetics to now offer Botox and other Cosmetic procedures

The Lakeway Dental Office of Dr Tejas Patel has recently partnered with Monet Aethetics to allow you convenient access to the most skilled technicians and best way to look younger right here in our office. Dr Patel's Lakeway Dental office currently offer many cosmetic dental procedures such as: Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Clear Braces and Teeth Straightening.
The Facial Esthetic services are are provided by quality Board Certified Licensed Nurses with outstanding experience in aesthetic services.
We are excited to offer these great services/products to our guests:
Glycolic Peel
Jessner's Peel
Vivite Skin Care Products
Contact us at 512-263-8337, Monet Aesthetics will be seeing patients starting Jne 20,2010. Call to schedule your appointment. Visit http://monetaesthetics.com/ and www.lakewaysmiles.com to find out more!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist and Team volunteer at Marble Falls Dental Clinic

Local Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel and his Team volunteered at the Rotary Dental Clinic in Marble Falls this morning. Dr Patel and his Team, Leticia- Dental Assistant and Melissa- Dental Hygienist, were able to help out many area patients that were in need of dental care. They were able to complete many teeth extractions, filling, exams and cleanings. Dr Tejas Patel practices in Lakeway and serves patients from Lakeway and Austin. At his Lakeway Dental Office the offer: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Sleep Apnea Treatment alternatives, and much more!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist joins Lakeway Networking Group

Local Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel has joined LNI the Lakeway Networking Group. The Lakeway Networking Group is made up of many local Lakeway Businesses that come together to help build relationships and promote local businesses. Check out the link below to learn more about this exciting group!
Dr Tejas Patel offers General Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry as well as other services such as Dentures at his Practice in Lakeway. Dr Patel sees patients from Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-262-8337 to learn more about the practice of Dr Tejas Patel.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist now offers Numbing Reversal Agent

Local Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel now offers Oraverse. Oraverse is an anesthesia reversal agent- that shortens lingering numbness after dental treatment in as little as 50 minutes. Typically, anesthetics can cause numbness for up to 3-5 hours after a procedure. OraVerse can cut that time in half. That is potentially hours more of your day that you can have back, free from the discomfort of numbness. If you're interested in finding out more about Oraverse, or are in need of a Dentist and you're in Austin, Tx or Lakeway Tx, contact us at 512-263-8337.