Questions About Implant Dentistry? We Have Answers!

Dental implants are able to provide oral health and cosmetic benefits that excite those who have experienced tooth loss. While you might be excited to learn more about the benefits of implants, you may have questions about them. Does everyone qualify for implant placement? What will the process of restoring your smile be like? Can implants help if you have lost several teeth? At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to field your questions and concerns. You can find that for many people who are missing at least one tooth, implants can make exciting changes possible when it comes to restorative dentistry! (more…)

A Same-Day Crown Can Promptly Cover A Damaged Tooth

Will you have to wait to have an injured tooth restored? Chips, cracks, and other visible damages to your enamel can hurt your smile, making you self-conscious. It can also create problems for your bite, as you may not be able to put pressure on your injured tooth. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we have technology in our office that lets us design and place a dental crown in just one day! Other practices ask patients to wait for their crown, as it must be designed in a third party lab. Because we have CEREC technology at our location, it is possible to have a permanent restoration without that delay. You can also be happy to see that the crown you receive matches the look of your natural tooth, which allows you to feel confident in your oral health and smile! (more…)

Actions To Take If You Want To Prevent Gingivitis

The right approach to smile care is one that does more than just keep you safe against cavities. Your periodontal health can have a long-term impact on your overall well-being. Problems with gum disease that form and go untreated can create problems for your general health, and they also put you at greater risk for losing at least one tooth in your lifetime. Any time you brush or floss your teeth, you should make the spaces where your teeth and gums meet a priority for cleaning. Thorough smile care, along with routine dental exams, will help you fight the bacteria buildup that can lead to an infection forming. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is able to help patients prevent and fight gingivitis during routine dental appointments. (more…)

Can Clear Braces Help You Improve Your Smile Symmetry?

Even minor flaws can be big problems for your smile. A problem with a slightly misshapen tooth, or one that is the wrong size, is enough to jeopardize your smile’s symmetry, creating an uneven look that hurts its attractiveness. One common reason for smile asymmetry is poor dental alignment. This problem, sometimes referred to as malocclusion, can cause unsightly problems due to awkward spacing issues. While it can be difficult to ignore smile alignment flaws, you may be able to fix them with a discreet orthodontic appliance. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office relies on Invisalign and ClearCorrect appliances to help many people who struggle with malocclusion. A series of appliances made from clear plastic material will be used to gradually move your teeth into better positions. In the end, you can enjoy cosmetic improvements as well as positive changes for your oral health! (more…)

How Same-Day Crowns Make Dental Work More Convenient

woman with confident and healthy smileWhile your goal should be to undergo restorative dental work that keeps your oral health preserved, it is natural to have an interest in treatment options that offer other benefits. Thanks to CEREC technology at our practice, we can actually restore a vulnerable tooth with a durable dental crown that is both attractive and ready in a single appointment. In other words, you can make sure your tooth stays safe while also feeling good about its appearance, and you can have the work done in as little as one day! Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is able to provide this treatment if you have an issue with tooth decay, or if physical trauma has done damage to a tooth. (more…)

How Dental Implants Resolve Problems Created By Tooth Loss

Tooth loss creates several issues that can affect your confidence, your bite function, and your oral health. While the promise of a restored smile can influence many people to make plans to receive a dental prosthetic, the right restorative procedure can help you with more than just your appearance. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we can make plans to restore your smile by using a dental implant to hold your dental restoration in place. With an implant, you enjoy the necessary stability to bite and chew food without difficulty. You also have support for your jawbone, effectively preventing the issues with deterioration that affect people after they lose teeth. At a consultation, you can learn more about how an implant-held dental crown, or another prosthetic supported by this post, can lead to exciting benefits! (more…)

Dental Checkups Help Kids Stay Safe Against Cavities

Kids count on their parents for support in many ways. One way you support your youngsters is by helping them maintain good oral health. When their teeth stay healthy and clean, they are less likely to have problems with cavities, and also less likely to experience issues that affect the development of their oral structures. While your role in maintaining their smile is an important one, you are not the only one who can help them. At regular pediatric dental checkups, your Bellaire, TX dentists’s office can offer preventive care as well as guidance that helps your children develop good habits that they practice at home. (more…)

Are You Really Ready To Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

thinking about dental health and orthodonticsIf your teeth look uneven, or if you have a conspicuous gap or overlap between teeth, you can feel eager to have your smile straightened. Does this mean that you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment? Parents are sometimes unsure about when a child is old enough to have an orthodontic adjustment performed, but adults can also find that waiting is beneficial. If there are active problems with your oral health, they will need to be treated so that your procedure can move forward without issues. Because our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office offers dental as well as orthodontic care, we can help prepare you for treatment and also provide your aligners! In addition to offering treatment with conventional metal braces, we offer smile-friendly alternative appliances that patients appreciate! (more…)

Enjoying Successful Treatment For An Advanced Cavity

healthy smile, showing off attractive teethIf your cavity is so severe that a dental filling will not help, what is it going to take to restore your tooth? To address your needs properly, it may be necessary to arrange a root canal procedure. This procedure removes infected and damaged tissues from your pulp, the central chamber of a tooth. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we can perform this procedure when necessary in order to stop decay from doing any more harm to your tooth. After performing this procedure, we can provide a custom dental crown to provide lasting protection. Crowns are able to fully cover your tooth, delivering a degree of support that fillings do not offer. Because our practice has CEREC technology on site, we can actually craft and place your permanent dental crown in as little as one visit! (more…)

How Technology Helps Us Examine Teeth And Plan Treatments

While evaluations of your smile are important when we perform a routine dental evaluation, it is also important to closely evaluate your oral structures if we are planning a procedure. Work to restore your smile with a custom appliance, or thorough orthodontic treatment, can benefit from detailed images. To capture these images, our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office will rely on technology like digital x-rays, as well as Conebeam technology. Conebeam scanning actually uses x-ray images from multiple angles to capture measurements and helpful images. Of course, evaluations are just a part of your overall treatment experience. We are also prepared to provide work that can have lasting value for your smile, and for your overall oral health! (more…)