Quality Dental Care: A Responsible Investment

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Restorative and cosmetic dentistry options at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX might seem like a frivolous and ultimately unnecessary expense. After all, aren’t routine dental checks and the occasional drill-and-fill enough to maintain a smile? In the best of cases, this can be true. However, for a large number of patients, […]

Your Dental E.R.

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It’s comforting to know that the hospital emergency department is open on evenings and weekends. If you have a medical emergency, there’s a team at the E.R. ready to help. It’s also reassuring to know that Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here for you. If you have an urgent dental dilemma in the […]

For a Beautiful Smile in Arlington TX…

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding,  milestone birthday, or reunion? These usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look your best. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds. But with a smile design from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, you […]

Schedule Your Coronation: Porcelain Crowns in Arlington TX

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We treat all of our patients royally here at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, but some of them receive actual crowns. Not what a king or queen wears, of course, but porcelain crowns for your teeth! In dentistry, porcelain crowns have many uses: To protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, […]

How Long Will A Porcelain Crown Last? Arlington TX Dentistry

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Dental crowns are used in many restorative treatments. Sometimes called caps, they add strength to a tooth with a large filling, or one that’s been injured. Dental crowns can correct bite misalignments. They are usually necessary after a root canal, too. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final […]

The Gift Of Oral Health

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The Gift Of Oral Health In Grand Prairie

Many dental patients in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These […]

What Is Necessary For A Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns have been around for millennia and are still used to restore smiles today. Ancient dentists used ivory, bone, and seashells to make crowns for teeth. Evidence of gold crowns dates from 200 A.D. Porcelain crowns appeared in the 1800s. With the advancement of metal casting techniques in the 1900s, crown technology took a […]