Something to Smile About with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Fitzgerald

smileYou want a dazzling smile free of gaps, chips, or stains and Dr. Fitzgerald can help. After just two visits to Fitzgerald Dental Center, you can look forward to enjoying a brand new, natural-looking smile for years to come.

How’s this possible? With porcelain veneers. Handcrafted just for you, veneers are made of durable porcelain and placed over the front of your teeth, enhancing their appearance and, in the process, boosting your self-confidence.

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Preventive Dental Care Keeps Dr. Fitzgerald’s Patients Smiling Bright

check-upRestorative dentistry is a great tool for repairing smiles, improving oral health, and boosting confidence. But even with so many options for restoring function and esthetic appeal, there’s no substitute for giving your teeth and gums the general dental care they need.

That’s why our Plano dental office offers state-of-the-art preventive dentistry-so you can keep your natural smile for years to come. But of course, preventive care isn’t just about what we can do to help you. It’s also about what you can do to help yourself!

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Celebrate Spring with a Whiter Smile!

whiteteethIt’s official. Spring is here. The trees are beginning to bud, the grass is greening up, and flowers are brightening the landscape. Is your smile ready to shine?

At Fitzgerald Dental Center, we light smiles across the DFW area. With two ways to whiten your teeth, you’re sure to achieve a dazzling smile to do Spring proud! [Read more...]

Gum Disease Treatments from Dr. Fitzgerald Eliminate Discomfort, Revitalize Oral Health

beautiful, healthy smileGum (periodontal) disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.

People with gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

30% of people over age 50 have advanced gum disease.

Statistics don’t lie. Gum disease is a serious problem. The bacteria that cause gum disease wreak havoc with oral health and negatively impact overall wellbeing. Osteoporosis, dementia, low birth weight, respiratory problems, and more have all been linked to gum disease.

I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Dental Center in Plano. I offer proven treatments to alleviate the problems caused by gum disease and promote healthy oral function. [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Fixes Flawed Teeth with Cosmetic Bonding

Your smile plays an important role in your appearance and self-image. cosmetic bondingIt’s often the first thing others notice about you. But, depending on the condition of your front teeth, that may or may not be a good thing!

Cosmetic bonding from Fitzgerald Dental Center erases dental imperfections. Bonding is an economical alternative to porcelain veneers, and the procedure can be completed in a single office visit, in most cases. [Read more...]

Headache Relief from Fitzgerald Dental Center

headache-small3Headache relief from a dentist? Yes! Chronic headaches, including migraines, are often caused by malfunctioning temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These two small joints typically go unnoticed when operating smoothly. Throw some stress or a misaligned bite into the mix, and these joints make their presence known.

I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald. At Fitzgerald Dental Center in Plano, I offer customized, non-surgical therapies to eliminate headaches and other TMJ-related discomfort. [Read more...]

Dental Implants from Fitzgerald Dental Center: Are You a Candidate?

implantDental implants have revolutionized dentistry. They provide a natural-looking, long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth and stabilize ill-fitting dentures. I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Dental Center in Plano. While almost anyone with an incomplete smile can benefit from dental implants, I’m often asked about the conditions crucial to implant success. Let’s discuss that.

Keys to Success

Ideal dental implants patients have:

Good oral health: A healthy mouth provides a firm foundation for dental implants. If you have gum disease, teeth that require extraction, or unresolved oral health issues, I’ll resolve those issues before proceeding with dental implants. [Read more...]

Replacement Teeth 101

bridge-at-labWhen it comes to replacement teeth, the good news is that you have choices. At Fitzgerald Dental Center, I create custom bridges, dentures, and partials to replace missing teeth. I also offer dental implants, the replacement tooth technique that’s quickly becoming the preferred option for my Plano and North Dallas patients. But do you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your smile? I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald. Let me explain the basics of the replacement teeth alternatives I provide.

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The Right Bite for a Great Smile

dental occlusionWhen a dentist talks about your “bite,” he’s referring to your occlusion – how your top and bottom teeth fit together. Optimal occlusion occurs when opposing teeth come together in their ideal arrangement. When tooth positioning is thrown off by a misaligned bite, called malocclusion, a whole host of issues can result, including jaw pain, headaches, erosion of tooth enamel, and even cracked or loose teeth.

I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald. At my Plano practice, I help people achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Optimal bite alignment is a crucial component of the equation. A great smile is one where each element – teeth, gums, joints, and muscles – functions harmoniously with the others. In the 25 years since I opened Fitzgerald Dental Center, I’ve never wavered in my dedication to give patients smiles that look great and feel great. [Read more...]

After Cosmetic Dentistry: Caring for Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your personal and professional success. As such, you’ll want to protect your investment after you’ve completed any cosmetic enhancement. I’ve been pracproper oral hygiene after cosmetic dentistryticing cosmetic dentistry in the Dallas area since 1985, and I’ve seen firsthand the ill effects of improper smile maintenance. By following a few simple but important tips, you can ensure that you can ensure that your smile serves you well throughout the years. Careful smile maintenance will extend the life of your cosmetic dentistry considerably. Follow these instructions, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!

After Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is not permanent, but it can last long-term if you take certain measures. I recommend the following tips for maintaining your bright, white smile long after you leave the dentist’s chair: [Read more...]