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Cosmetic Dentistry Journal

  • Dentures No Longer The Standard Of Care For Those Who Lose Their Teeth.

    April 11th, 2014
    Dental Implants

    From long before George Washington, up until very recent history, dentures were the only alternative for those who lost all of their teeth. Anyone who has lived with a denture (or knows someone that has) probably understands the tremendous daily toll it takes on life. While it may be funny when we see a denture fly out of someone’s mouth on “America’s Funniest Videos” it is no laughing matter to someone on a date or speaking in front of a corporate board. And make no mistake, tooth loss and dentures are by no means restricted to retirees.

    What many people do not fully understand (even those living with a denture today) are the many health ramifications that go with having lost your natural teeth. These include:
    1. Poor Nutrition: Those who can’t bite or chew correctly are greatly restricted in their food choices.
    2. Poor Digestion: Chewing is the first step in getting the nutrition from your food.
    3. Bone loss: Bones stay strong when stressed. The loss of teeth and tooth roots eliminates the stress needed to keep the bones that support them strong. This is why we see the shrinking faces of denture wearers. It’s also why their dentures must constantly be relined (tightened) to stay in place.
    4. Quality Of Life: The loss of confidence in social situations and the fear of being placed in an environment that may cause you embarrassment greatly impact many denture wearers. They may feel old before their time. They may even feel handicapped.


    Dental Implants have offered a solution to those with teeth for decades. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to act as an anchor for replacement teeth. Once in place the dental implant can last a lifetime and is as strong as a natural tooth root. After completing dental school, Houston’s own Dr. Rick Kline embarked on a course of study with the leading authority at that time on this type of dentistry. He studied with Dr. Carl Misch, who had pioneered many of the advancements in implant dentistry up to that time. Dr. Kline resolved to make restoring a functional, beautiful smile to those living with lost teeth the focus of his dental career. The state-of-the-art at this time (about 20 years ago) required that the dental implants have up to 9 months to bond with the surrounding bone before they could support the new replacement teeth. In many cases it took up to a year to fully restore someone’s smile. Even then, the results were worth the wait!

    Dramatic improvements in the design of dental implants and a revolutionary new way of placing them, has now made it practical for dental implants to support replacement teeth in the same day they are placed! Dr. Kline adopted this approach about 10 years ago. Dr. Kline calls this alternative Teeth By Tonight.™ He has now restored hundreds of smiles using this technique and sees patients from around the World. Luckily for Houston residents, he is in their hometown.

  • The Real You

    March 27th, 2014
    TheRealYou

    People are turning to the dentists of Smile Texas in search of a new smile.  During their first consultation they will say things like, “I want straight, white beautiful teeth.  Or, I want to smile like a movie star.”  But often as we talk further,  we realize that what many really want is to be seen as the person they truly are.  Because they are ashamed of their teeth they don’t smile.  And because they don’t smile, people perceive them as unfriendly, grumpy, depressed or shy.  People react differently to them and so their own self-image is affected.  This is borne out by how many of our guests report a change in their relationships and lives after their Smile Makeover.  They will often tell us, “Now that I’m not afraid to smile, I feel like people are seeing the real me for the first time.”  This is the deeper gift that cosmetic dentistry bestows upon our guests.

    A Smile Makeover from Smile Texas using all-porcelain restorations can correct a wide array of symptoms in as few as two visits:

    • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth that make you embarrassed to smile;
    • Filling gaps and spaces between your teeth that make you self-conscious;
    • Covering severely stained or dark-colored teeth that look unsightly;
    • Restoring proper bite alignment between the upper and lower teeth;

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Browse our large Smile Gallery to see the before and after pictures of our guests who have changed their lives with a Smile Makeover.

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A few reasons why people from Houston, all over Texas, all over the United States, and the world come to Smile Texas:

Make Your Smile Beautiful with Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Texas was created to cater exclusively to those in need of cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Many people put off this type of dental work because they're not sure who to trust or they've been told that their treatment would take months. Others have avoided seeing a dentist due to a bad childhood experience. Smile Texas addresses these concerns. Our dentists are highly experienced in cosmetic, full mouth, and implant dentistry.

For patients on a tight schedule, Smile Texas offers a quick turnaround. A smile makeover can be achieved in as little as 1 week. In most cases, a guest can have their smile restored in just one short visit to Houston.

For those in need of dental implants, Smile Texas employs a revolutionary approach known as Teeth-by-Tonight! With this technique, what used to require several surgeries over a year or longer can now be accomplished in a short period of time. Finally, the use of advanced sedation alternatives makes having extensive dental work completed in one procedure both safe and trauma-free. Many of our guests say they don't even recall being in the dental chair!

Every cosmetic case is backed by our  unique Last Time You Pay policy. This policy provides for the repair or replacement of every porcelain restoration, even if damaged by accident.

Looking to replace missing or damaged teeth? Get a bright, white, beautiful smile with a complete “smile makeover” from Smile Texas! Dr Kline and his associates are Houston’s leading cosmetic and implant dentists. They’ll give you a fabulous new smile! When you want that perfect smile, experience matters. Our dentists have over 60 years of combined experience; we have placed more than 60,000 porcelain restorations over the last seven years; and completed over 7,000 dental implants.

Houston’s  cosmetic and implant dentists will demonstrate how a smile makeover will give you the confidence to show off your new smile to the world!

Schedule your FREE cosmetic consultation today!

Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhance Your Appearance with a “New Smile”

Do you have chipped, crooked, discolored, or even missing teeth? Would you like perfect teeth and a dazzling    white smile that will make you feel confident and look great?

We can help, with  cosmetic dentistry! Click the links  below for more information:

  • 48-Hour Smile Makeovers - A “brand new” smile with porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges.
  • Porcelain Bridges and Crowns - Repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or have spaces.
  • Porcelain Veneers - The  fast way to get a dazzling new smile.
  • Cerinate Lumineers - A gentler alternative to porcelain veneers.
  • Alternative to Braces - Instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers for straightening your smile.
  • Teeth Whitening - Instant teeth whitening with Porcelain Veneers.
  • Dental Implants: Replace missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth that make it difficult to chew and embarrassing to smile?  Dental implants can permanently replace your missing teeth and provide you with a complete "Smile Makeover." Your new smile will make you feel so great you’ll want to show the world!   Ask for your free consultation and see our before and after photos. Click the links below for more information:

Dental Implants - Restore your smile with  implant dentistry. Teeth By Tonight - Come see us in the morning and you’ll have a great new smile by tonight!

Other Dental Services:

TMJ/TMD Treatment - Eliminate your headaches and migraine pain fast with , non-surgical TMJ therapy.

Sedation Dentistry - Eliminate your stress and anxiety with sedation dentistry.

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  • Sedation Dentistry: 4. Sedation Dentistry Makes a New Smile a Realityview full-size

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    Fear kept him away. Sedation dentistry got him in the door. The out-of-state Smile Texas patient featured in this video needed work done quickly and efficiently – Dr. Kline and Dr. Garcia delivered.read more

  • Sedation Dentistry: 1. Introduction to Sedation Dentistry and Smile Texasview full-size

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    Houston’s Smile Texas is the go-to cosmetic dentistry practice in the state, drawing patients from all over the world. In this video, Dr. Arturo Garcia and Dr. Rick Kline explain why sedation dentistry is just one of the reasons they’re in demand.read more

  • Implant Dentistry: 4. Non-Invasive Dental Implant Surgeryview full-size

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    Implant dentistry may sound frightening, but today’s technology has created a non-invasive, low-pain, quick procedure with a brief recovery time. In this video, Dr. Rick Kline describes why you’re never too old for dental implants.read more

View more video entries on our Smile Texas Video Files section.