Dental Implants Can Keep Your Dentures Stable And Secure

While dentures can give you back your smile, you may wonder how this prosthetic appliance can help you bite, chew, and speak with greater comfort. A removable denture can offer less functional support, and over time it may feel less secure due to problems with jawbone deterioration. Fortunately, these concerns can be addressed when you have dental implants put in place to keep your appliance secure! With a series of carefully placed implants, it is possible to secure a full denture. With this support, you never have to worry that a problem with loose or insecure dentures might embarrass you. Implants also protect you against the loss of density in your jaw, as they provide stimulation that will keep the bone healthy. (more…)

The Role Digital Imaging Plays In Oral Health Care Services

Before we can move forward with a dental procedure, it is important to carefully study and measure a patient’s oral structures. This preliminary work is important for the creation of custom appliances that fit comfortably and effectively do the jobs they are intended to do. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office actually relies on digital imaging technology to capture the images that we need to plan different procedures. Technology like our conebeam CT scanner allows us to capture vivid images and closely study a patient’s teeth and oral structures. With the right planning, we can make sure that patients have successful outcomes when they to us for dental or orthodontic treatment! (more…)

Has A Crooked Smile Been A Problem For Your Oral Health?

If you have found it difficult to fully protect yourself against tooth decay or gum disease, or if you have concerns about TMJ disorder, what can you do to better preserve your oral health? One reason people struggle with problems, even when they commit to good oral hygiene, is that they have unresolved problems with malocclusion. In other words, issues with crooked teeth can actually have effects on your oral health! At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we can discuss the benefits of fixing problems with your smile alignment. In addition to using traditional braces to help with this, we can provide corrective work with more discreet treatment options like clear aligners. (more…)

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…)