Request Request an Appointment Forms Complete Our Forms Find Us Like Us on Facebook Reviews Leave a Google Review Call Map
Read about our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Stec & Stines Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Do You See a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown?

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 11:07 am
A 3D illustration of a porcelain fused to metal crown

So, let’s say you’ve had a dental crown for several years. It’s worked pretty well until now, as it hasn’t caused any issues. However, you’ve recently noticed a black line around it. In that situation, you should probably switch the old crown for a new one. Otherwise, the black line is likely to stick around. As for why that’s the case, your Grand Island dentist is here to explain. Read on to learn what causes a black line around a dental crown and how best to fix it.


What Causes Gum Overgrowth and How Is It Corrected?

August 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 9:51 pm
gummy smile illustration

Imagine you are brushing your teeth one evening in front of your bathroom mirror and you suddenly notice something about yourself that may have been developing for some time. “Why are my gums growing over my teeth?” you wonder. Perhaps seen as a purely aesthetic issue by some people, gum overgrowth in Grand Island can lead to a higher risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. If you want to learn more about why this problem occurs and what you can do to treat it, your cosmetic dentist is here to shed light on the topic of gum overgrowth so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.


What to Do if Your Veneer Falls Off

August 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 1:55 pm
Veneer being held in forceps next to tooth

Veneers let you completely transform your smile by covering up multiple imperfections at once. Thanks to their durability, you’ll be able to enjoy the improvements for a very long time. Of course, like any kind of dental restoration, veneers might occasionally fall off. If that happens, you can use the step-by-step guide below to take control of the situation and get back your dazzling grin as soon as possible.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Career Success

July 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 5:06 pm
Woman smiling at her job after receiving cosmetic dentistry.

Did you know that your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you? And because of this, having a bright smile can take you places, especially when it comes to your career! But many people feel they’re at a significant professional disadvantage if they have a compromised smile. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist offers several elective treatments that are certain to enhance your smile and in turn, your career success. Here are four ways that seeking cosmetic dentistry can give you the edge you need to climb the professional ladder.


What You Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment

May 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 1:50 pm
a woman holding Invisalign aligners in Grand Island

Are you considering getting Invisalign treatment? If so, then you’re probably excited to experience the benefits of a beautifully straightened smile! Once you’ve finished your treatment, you can be sure to enjoy healthier teeth in the long run. But what exactly can you expect throughout the process? Read on to learn the answers to several crucial Invisalign questions you might have.


The Evolution of Dental Implants: How They Came to Be

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 3:56 pm
Man smiling in dentist chair

While they may seem like a relatively modern technology, dental implants have been around for quite a while—more specifically, since 600 A.D. But from their creation to the present, we’ve seen major improvements in their functionality and style. Thanks to science and thousands of years of advancement, today’s implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth.


3 Ways to Fix Small Teeth

February 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 4:25 pm
person smiling after having small teeth fixed

When looking through old photos with friends, you noticed something: your smile looks a lot shorter than theirs. This is called microdontia, a condition that causes one or more of a person’s teeth to develop or appear to be smaller than average. Though having small teeth can be hereditary, it may also be a symptom of a genetic disorder, a developmental issue like cleft palate, or the side-effect of being exposed to radiation. Having short teeth can also be caused by excessive wear due to teeth grinding or damage. Fortunately, there are ways that your dentist can fix small teeth. Read on to learn about a few common causes of microdontia and how to make your teeth look bigger.


4 Things to Know Before You Get Invisalign

January 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 11:32 pm
woman smiling with Invisalign in Grand Island

Invisalign is all the rage these days when it comes to getting straighter teeth. If a perfect set of teeth has been a dream of yours, then you probably started looking into this alternative treatment. However, there are several factors to consider before committing to them. Read on to find out the four things you should know when considering Invisalign in Grand Island.


Get a More Youthful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

November 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 7:03 pm

As your smile begins to show signs of age, you may find yourself feeling less confident in your pearly whites. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry provides ways to correct imperfections and start feeling more confident in your smile. Read on to learn about common dental issues that tend to develop with age and how cosmetic dentistry can fix them and turn back the clock.


Have a Bump on Your Gums? Here’s What It Could Be

October 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 10:42 pm
patient talking to dentist about bump on gums in Grand Island

Have you noticed a small bump on your gums recently? While some issues that cause a bump to appear on the gums may not require immediate attention, others require a visit to the emergency dentist. It’s important to know how to tell the difference. Read on to learn more about a few different problems that could cause a bump to form on the gums and what you should do to have it treated.

Older Posts »
©2021 Stec & Stines Cosmetic & Family Dentistry | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Site designed and maintained by