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How Long Will Numbness Last After my Dental Appointment?

June 20, 2018

Woman holding cold compress to face following dental treatmentIn order to ensure patient comfort, the dentist will likely use Novocain as a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Following dental care using Novocain, patients typically remain numb for 30 to 60 minutes. However, depending on the extent of numbing, your individual response, and a number of other factors, you may remain numb for much longer. In this post, we’ll review some of the factors that influence the amount of time patients remain numb following treatment with Novocain local anesthetic.
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Fast facts: differences between crowns and porcelain veneers

January 19, 2016

crownsIf you’ve got damaged teeth, you’ve probably learned one thing by now — there are a lot of options for restoring your smile. But how can you keep your choices straight? Dr. Boyd and the team at West 7th Smiles are here to help. One common question our patients have is about the difference between crowns and porcelain veneers, two of the wonderful treatments offered at our office. Keep reading to learn about these procedures, how they differ from each other and which may be the best option for you and your smile!

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Dental Veneers in Ft Worth: Porcelain vs. Composite

January 6, 2016

veneers ft worthCongratulations on deciding you want to improve your smile with dental veneers in 2016! At West 7th Smiles, we know you’ve made a wonderful decision — and we can’t wait for you to see your incredible results. But before that can happen, there’s still one more decision to make. Will your veneers be constructed of porcelain, or composite? Keep reading to learn about the differences between the materials, and the pros and cons of each. Should questions still remain when you’re finished, please don’t hesitate to contact us or let us know in the comments below. As always, we’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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Make an Investment in Yourself. Get a Smile Makeover.

November 30, 2015


smile makeover

Our society loves positive transformations. Television shows about flipped houses and wardrobes fill the primetime slots — and the results are always astounding. Well, at West 7th Smiles, we know there’s another option available for anyone looking to make a dramatic change. It’s what we call a smile makeover, and it can make even the most troubled smiles dazzle. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Boyd can take your teeth from meh to wow, right in time for 2016.

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Porcelain Veneers for a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

October 10, 2015

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porcelain veneers

Your smile is something you wear every day. You may change your clothes, your shoes and even your hair style from day to day, but your smile is a constant. Therefore, you need to present the world with your best smile. If your teeth are compromised by a number of different cosmetic imperfections, then consider porcelain veneers. Dr. John G. Boyd at West 7th Smiles has enhanced the smiles of many people in and around Fort Worth with porcelain veneers and he can do the same for you.
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