General Dentistry

Our team at Meyerland Complete Dental Care is proud to offer residents of our community comprehensive general dentistry. Our full-service dental practice provides services like cleanings and checkups, preventive care, and oral health education. Additionally, our practice offers restorations like dental crowns and prosthetic like bridges and dentures. If it’s time for a checkup or cleaning, give our team a call to schedule your appointment.

Cleanings and Checkups

If you want to protect your oral health, you should commit to receiving routine checkups and cleanings every six months. In conjunction with a thorough oral hygiene regimen, routine visits can help us diagnose and prevent the development of oral health conditions. Cleanings and checkups are comfortable, non-invasive ways to maintain optimal oral health.

Checkups are very thorough. Our dentist will review the health of the entire oral cavity through a physical examination and with diagnostic equipment. Conditions revealed by checkups can include tooth decay, gum disease, oral infections, and oral cancer. Cleanings, like checkups, are very important in keeping a mouth healthy. Since our at-home oral hygiene routines simply cannot remove all debris left behind by food particles, cleanings are necessary. A dental cleaning removes all plaque and tartar accumulation above the gum line and polishes teeth thoroughly for an impeccably clean feeling.

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Preventive Treatments

Preventing disease saves our patients time and money. Moreover, prevention can save vital oral tissue from destructive conditions. When it comes to thwarting the development of dental caries, there are treatments that can strengthen teeth and protect their surfaces from cavity-causing bacteria. Fluoride treatments are a non-invasive, cost-effective method for strengthening tooth enamel.

Dental sealants are another option for preventing decay by strengthening teeth. A sealant is a thin, clear coating that is painted over the biting surfaces of teeth. This coating is resistant to acid and cavity-causing bacteria.

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Restorations & Prosthetics

Meyerland Complete Dental Care offers a host of restorative treatment options and prosthetics for replacing missing teeth. Restorations like fillings and dental crowns can save teeth from developing infections. Placing restorations extends the lifespan of damaged teeth and reduces the likelihood of losing damaged teeth to extraction. Our custom restorations and prosthetics are made by well-trained technicians from the highest quality materials so that our patients enjoy discreet and natural looking dental work.

Dentures are one of the most common types of prosthetic used to address tooth loss. These prosthetics can replace full arches of teeth (full dentures) as well as teeth missing throughout the mouth with partial dentures. Porcelain is used to mimic the appearance of teeth while pink-tinted acrylic bases are used to blend in effortlessly with the gum line. Every denture is made to very exact dimensions to ensure quality, a beautiful appearance, and comfort.

Oral Health Education

An important aspect of preventing oral disease is with educating the public on how oral conditions develop and how to protect teeth and gums with proper oral hygiene practices. When providing checkups and cleanings, if we see that your oral hygiene regimen doesn’t measure up or if you have questions about symptoms, our team will be happy to provide helpful tips and information to give you the best chances possible of avoiding potentially destructive health problems.

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Common Questions about General Dentistry

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

Your oral health is precious, and going to the dentist regularly can protect your teeth, gums, and overall wellbeing. Keeping appointments for routine checkups and cleanings can prevent oral disease and aid in the early detection of problematic conditions like periodontal disease, dental caries, and oral cancer.

Dental checkups are very thorough. While patients relax in our examination chairs, our team will use handheld instruments and diagnostic technology as well as a physical inspection of the entire oral cavity and neck. A checkup can reveal many types of issues and conditions. For example, diagnostics can show cavities, issues that affect the health and placement of the roots of teeth, and bone atrophy. Intraoral cameras and magnified mirrors can help evaluate the health of soft tissue like the gums and linings of cheeks. These tools are useful for detecting periodontal disease and oral cancer.

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing every day is important for preventing oral disease and protecting the health of your teeth and gums. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day for about two minutes each time. Be sure to brush all surfaces of teeth thoroughly with gentle circular strokes. You should floss once a day – preferably at night just before bedtime.

How often should I have a cleaning?

Cleanings, like checkups, are important. You should have two dental cleanings a year, spaced six months apart. A dental cleaning removes debris and substances from teeth and along the gum line. Even though one should brush and floss thoroughly, these practices are not enough to protect teeth and gums from irritating and harmful substances. Brushing and flossing cannot remove tartar – a chief contributor to
periodontal disease. Dental cleanings are a great time to discuss your oral hygiene routine with our team. Our hygienists are happy to answer any questions you might have and provide tips when necessary.

Will a tooth extraction hurt?

When performing any kind of oral surgery including tooth extractions, our team takes all measures necessary to ensure the comfort of our guests. With a combination of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide or sedating medications, our patients receive comfortable care. Many times, patients needing tooth extractions are in considerable pain due to dental infections. Removing diseased teeth will increase comfort and oral function considerably after a patient has healed.