Posts By: Tooth Fairy

South Austin Dentist Answers Root Canal FAQs

Do root canals hurt? The myth of painful root canals has been dispelled with modern technology, minimally invasive methods, and local anesthesia. The modern root canal procedure is typically not any more uncomfortable than receiving a filling. Our South Austin dentist will work diligently to offer you comfortable dentistry that is as minimally invasive as possible…. Read more »

FAQs for Dental Implants in Austin

What makes up a dental implant? A dental implant is made of two parts. A biocompatible, titanium rod allows the implant to become fused to the jawbone securely. The other half of the artificial tooth is the porcelain crown, which is the only exposed portion of the dental implant. This part of the restoration is made… Read more »

Veneer FAQs Answered by Austin Cosmetic Dentist

What cosmetic issues can veneers correct? Porcelain veneers are a multitasking cosmetic enhancement for your smile. If you have light staining or discoloration, porcelain veneers can cover the unsightly stains with white restorations that blend with the rest of your smile. Veneers are also useful for correcting misshapen teeth and smoothing jagged tooth edges by… Read more »

South Austin Dentist HasTips for Proper Daily Oral Hygiene

Freshen Your Breath: Clean Your Tongue Do you brush your teeth thoroughly, drink plenty of water, and still have bad breath? You may be missing your tongue. Bacteria often deposit on the back of the tongue. Use a tongue scraper or toothbrush bristles to remove the bacteria and cleanse your tongue. With each swipe, rinse… Read more »

Prosthetic and Aesthetic Dentistry in Austin

All dentists strive to keep their patients’ teeth and gums healthy, but not all dentists have the knowledge and skills needed to restore function and comfort to their patients’ smiles with restorative dentistry and beautify their patients’ smiles with cosmetic dentistry. South Austin dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen does both. Defining Aesthetic and Prosthetic Dentistry… Read more »

Cosmetic Orthodontics in Austin

South Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen provides a plethora of cosmetic dental services to his patients from the greater Austin area. From porcelain veneers, to teeth whitening, to dental implants, and everything in between, Dr. Van Wicklen can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Today, Dr. Van Wicklen wants to discuss… Read more »

One-Day Dental Crowns from Your South Austin Dentist

South Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen strives to provide only the most innovative and advanced dental treatments and procedures to his dental patients. To do this, Dr. Van Wicklen is proud to offer a number of state-of-the art technologies and techniques to his patients from across the greater Austin area. Today, Dr. Van… Read more »

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

As an Austin family, general, and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Steven Van Wicklen and our team believe that quality dental care goes much deeper than just routine, bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings. From the first time you set foot in our Austin dentist office, it is our goal that you experience a new height of comprehensive… Read more »

Who is Austin Dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen?

In Austin, Texas, it takes a lot to set a cosmetic dentist above the rest. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen’s practice philosophy and his dedication to his patients’ dental care do just that. Read on to find out more about one of Austin’s leading cosmetic, restorative, general, and preventive dentists. Dr. Van Wicklen’s Philosophy Voted “Best… Read more »

Two Dental Health Concerns Addressed by Your Austin Dentist

In today’s world, things like mercury exposure and radiation exposure are big concerns for the general public. Coincidentally, both things relate directly to dental care, so Austin dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen wants to point out two pieces of information that will effect how you view these issues in relation to your professional dental care…. Read more »