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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bee Cave Rotary now an Officially Chartered Rotary Club

Dr Tejas Patel is very proud to announce that the Bee Caves Chapter of Rotary International is now officially chartered as a Rotary Club! Dr Patel has been involved with the Bee Caves Rotary for over a year now and has just signed up to head the Committee for International Projects. Dr Patel is a Dentist serving the Austin and Lakeway areas.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Snap on Smile

Austin TX Dentist and Lakeway Tx Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel is now offering Snap-On-Smile. Snap-On-Smile is a great option for making over your smile! It's reversible and a removable set up plastic teeth that fit over your existing teeth. Patients can smile, chew, and talk with their Snap-On-Smile over their teeth! If you've been wanting a new smile, but want a more affordable option, or if you're missing teeth, or have very small teeth, or stained and discolored teeth, you're a great candidate! All it takes it 2 quick visits to the dental office! Call our office at 512-263-8337 or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com and email us.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dr Tejas Patel featured in current Lake Travis View and Bee Cave Bee

Check out the current Lake Travis View and the online newspaper Bee Cave Bee. Local Lakeway Tx Dentists and Austin Tx Dentist Dr Tejas Patel is featured in articles discussing his involvement with Climb for A Cause. Thanks to the local support of the community, Dr Patel is currently one of the top fundraisers for the event coming up this September!
The funds raised will be donated to Dental Clinics in Nepal and Guatemala and help to improve Oral Health Education and Dental Care to those with no access and those in need. Dr Patel practices in Lakeway Tx and provides Family, Cosmetic, Implant, Sedation, and General Dental Treatment for patients from all over Austin Tx.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pros and cons of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile. We constantly hear from guests on how confident they are with their new smile and how they smile much more now! I even had a guest today say that it was one of the best things they've ever done!

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. They can help straighten teeth, close spaces between teeth, fixed chipped, broken, or worn down teeth, whiten teeth, and just make your smile look more natural and youthful. There are many reasons why many of our guests have completed smile makeovers using porcelain veneers. Here are some pros and cons of porcelain veneers.

Pros: Porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile that you've always wanted. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers usually takes a few visits and can be completed in a few months. So within a few months you can take years off your face and look more youthful! If you want your teeth to be white and you've tried whitening but want them even whiter, porcelain veneers can help. If you've had severely discolored or stained teeth, like with tetracycline stain, veneers are a great option. Another advantage of the veneers is that the color of the final veneers is permanent and will not change with habits like drinking coffee or red wine. Porcelain veneers can also look as perfect as you want or natural as you want. Talented Ceramic artists are trained to create life like porcelain veneers. Porcelain is an extremely strong and durable material and lasts years and years. Porcelain veneers are individual pieces so they're as easy to floss and brush as your own teeth. Porcelain veneers are made with porcelain and no metal, so there are no dark gray lines that look unnatural. With today's technology and materials, porcelain veneers can be made very thin which requires little to no tooth preparation or removal.

Cons: The biggest disadvantage of porcelain veneers is that there is usually removal of tooth structure to prepare for the veneers. The amount of tooth removal is usually a millimeter or less and does not require having as much tooth structure removed as for a crown or "cap". But today, things are different and we are able to be even more conservative in many cases and remove little or no tooth structure. Porcelain veneers can be a considerable investment. It's true that the cost of a veneer can cost over $1000 for a single veneer. But again, today there are ways to set up monthly payment plans to make things so much easier. Some people get concerned that veneers look too "fake." If using a talented Dentist who has training in cosmetic dentistry and using a talented and skilled ceramics lab, the result can be extremely natural!

Helping our guests get the smile that they've always wanted and helping them smile more is something we feel very privileged to be able to do! We hear constantly from our guests how getting their smile done was so great and how they smile much more now! It's great to hear that they're more confident about themselves and their smiles and that they feel younger and look younger too!

If you have questions about porcelain veneers, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-263-8337