Periodontics, Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry in Houston, TX
For our patients who are seeking a high quality tooth replacement choice, we are pleased to offer a full-ceramic dental implant as an alternative to the conventional dental implant.
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This unique tooth replacement method involves the use of four dental implants to establish a permanent foundation for a complete denture.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures.
If there has been destruction to parts of the bony walls of the socket when a tooth is extracted, a socket preservation may be required so that an implant can be placed.
Sinus grafting allows the ability to surgically lift up the floor of the sinus cavity and place bone graft materials that will stimulate adequate growth of bone for implants to be placed.
An alternative approach to increasing the height of bone under your sinuses. In this procedure, a small amount of bone is left under the sinus cavity floor in the site of an implant placement.
When there has been significant loss of the volume of bone in a desirable area for implant placement, your surgeon may recommend this procedure.
This procedure enables your dentist to increase the width of available bone to an appropriate size to accept implants – thereby replacing your missing teeth.
Implants can be more readily maintained in good health if there is an adequate amount of gingiva (gum tissue) in the area where the implant emerges through the gum.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.
Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.
Bone defects may create a situation where bone needs to be augmented (replaced by means of grafting) for implant placement to be accomplished.
If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease.
Enhancing your body’s natural ability to heal or restore your gums and the underlying bone that has been lost as a result of periodontal disease.
Routine dental check-ups along with proper brushing are essential for maintaining healthy gums; however some patients may require treatment.
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A recently developed surgical procedure in which a gummy smile can be surgically corrected when the condition has been found to be the result of a high or hyperactive upper lip.
It is important to have gum problems checked promptly, as gum disease left alone may eventually need treatment through surgery or extraction.
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Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged or to take the place of missing teeth. They are very durable and can last a lifetime with extra care and good oral hygiene.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth, and are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. On average, guards last between 3 and 10 years.
Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease to teeth whitening.
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3D x-rays yield a wealth of information that is used to precisely plan for treatment before any procedures begin.
We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized.