Dental implants have been around for decades, but are coming into their own as a part of mainstream dentistry. If you’re missing a tooth, an implant might sound too good to be true: a replacement that looks and functions like a real tooth. But at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we perform […]
So you’ve lost some teeth and now hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and reclaim that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can! For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution. They […]
Bite down hard – but not on Dr. Ratcliff’s hand! He’s working hard to provide beautiful teeth in Arlington TX. Do you find biting down hard difficult, even painful? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right. Painful chewing can be due to one or […]
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 […]
Today’s article focuses on bone health and missing teeth in Fort Worth patients. Our teeth have many essential functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. […]
Not so long ago, dental implants in Arlington and elsewhere were an exception to the rule. They were available, but not commonplace. That has all changed. A dental implant – a procedure in which a missing tooth is replaced by an artificial tooth attached the patient’s jaw – provides many critical advantages over a dental […]
Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a straight answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that. I’m Dr. Stephen Ratcliff. Thanks for stopping to read my blog. I know it can be frustrating to look for the cost of getting a dental implant procedure done and finding nothing solid […]
When you meet someone in Fort Worth who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?