Dental Implants

Dental Implants: A Great Solution for Lost or Missing Teeth

People who have the experienced the loss of a tooth can understand the harm it can cause to their appearance and self-image. At our office, we are committed to helping each and every patient with a full range of dental services including restorative and cosmetic needs.

Patients who are affected by lost or missing teeth have a range of options in care — from dental bridges, to partial or full dentures, as well as dental implants. While all of these choices to reestablish, a complete smile produce good results, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural teeth. Since a dental implant acts in much the same way as the root of your natural tooth, once it becomes fully integrated into the surrounding jawbone, it maintains bone structure, keeps adjacent teeth from occupying the missing space, and helps to preserve your normal facial contours. With a success rate of 98 percent, they are an outstanding choice in care.

Dental implants can support either a single dental crown, multiple teeth with a dental bridge, or provide added stability to a denture. We will carefully assess your oral health and your smile needs to develop a customized treatment plan to rebuild and renew your smile.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achieve the best results for all our patients. For more information on dental implants and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Step Up Your Smile Style With Cosmetic Dentistry!

A famous comedian by the name of George Carlin once said, “Everyone Smiles in the Same Language.” Recognized as the most universal of human expressions, a smile lights up your face while radiating a measure of personal warmth that inspires the confidence and trust of others. If you are interested in bringing out the best in your smile, a smile makeover from our office can transform less-than-perfect looking teeth into the smile of your dreams!

Today, thanks to advances in care, you don’t have to be a movie star to have a stunning and vibrant smile!

Whether your teeth are stained, chipped, misshapen, misaligned, or you need to replace missing teeth, our practice offers a range of advanced cosmetic solutions to create attractive, healthy, well functioning, and natural looking smiles. By using the latest generations of cosmetic procedures and restorations, we can achieve results that are both aesthetically pleasing and long lasting; giving you a smile that with routine dental care can be enjoyed for many years to come!

Providing Skilled & Experienced Care

Armed with a comprehensive knowledge of dental and facial aesthetics as well as a complex understanding of all aspects of jaw function, our office will develop a treatment plan that meets both your cosmetic expectations and the unique requirements of your smile! From correcting minor imperfections to rebuilding a complete and beautiful smile, we’re well equipped to achieve outstanding outcomes of care.

A successful and satisfying cosmetic treatment plan values patient input. As part of a cosmetic smile makeover consultation your interests and concerns are discussed while your smile is carefully analyzed to determine which procedures will offer the best and most satisfying results of care. While considered conservative and minimally invasive procedures, cosmetic dental bonding, professional strength teeth whitening procedures, and veneers can effectively address a wide range of imperfections to achieve highly satisfying and dramatic smile improvements. And, to restore the look and function of teeth with cavities, significant structural damage, or cosmetic flaws, tooth-colored fillings or natural looking dental crowns offer excellent solutions in care. Complete and beautiful smiles can also be reestablished for patients who are missing teeth with options that range from dental bridges or dentures to dental implants. As the most advanced method of care, dental implants offer a permanent way to replace either individual or multiple missing teeth with results that look, feel, and function just like a natural smile.

Clearly, with so many outstanding choices in care, everyone can enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile!

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Tooth Decay

Help Prevent the Dangers of Tooth Decay

It happens to most of us at one time or another: a tooth cavity. These days, cavities are more prevalent than ever, affecting 82 percent of U.S. adults by the time they’re 34. In fact, tooth decay — the condition that causes cavities — is the single most chronic childhood disease in the nation. Realities like these underscore the importance of patient education and regular checkups for preventing tooth decay. At our office, we are experienced and trained in all aspects of oral health, providing treatment as well as information on the best ways for you to maintain healthy teeth and gums at any age. 

For best results, the American Dental Association encourages patients to visit their dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and professional teeth cleanings. Monitoring the teeth, gums, and jaws enables your dentist to not only prevent, but to spot dental conditions in their earliest stages when they are most treatable. The accumulation of plaque is responsible for dental decay that can lead to extensive damage if left untreated. That’s why regular visits to our office are needed over and above your at-home oral care routine. We’ll provide you with professional cleanings to remove any hardened plaque you may have missed and give you the tools you need to brush and floss correctly. For children visiting us for preventive care, we provide fluoride treatments as well as dental sealants, each safe and effective measures for shielding and strengthening teeth against acid erosion.

Committed to your oral health

Oral health is the number one goal at our office.  Whether you’re in need of routine preventive care, or require restorations, dental implants, or cosmetic treatments, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information in our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Veneers

Veneers Are All About Creating Beautiful Smiles

Ask yourself: Is your smile the very best it can be? If you’re suffering from discolored, chipped, misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth, dental veneers may be the answer for you.

One of the most esthetic and conservative means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile is the placement of dental veneers. At our office, our highly-skilled staff will determine if you are candidate for veneers and will work with you to create a great looking smile.

Dental veneers offer a relatively quick way to transform the look of less-than-perfect teeth to create a stunning smile. With dental veneers, our office can improve the size, shape and color of the front teeth to perfect the overall appearance of your smile. Fabricated from the highest grade of dental porcelain, veneers are thin facings that are individually custom designed and bonded to the visible surfaces of the front teeth. Beyond taking just a few visits, dental veneers are appealing because they require the removal of very little tooth structure.

If you are interested in improving the look of your smile with dental veneers you’ll first meet with our dentist for a smile makeover consultation. At this visit we’ll assess the overall health of your teeth, the surrounding tissues and jawbones, as well as analyze both your smile and facial aesthetics. As skilled and experienced providers of care, we value patient input and will design your dental veneers to give you a beautiful smile that meets your cosmetic expectations.

Committed to oral health

At our office, we pride ourselves on being attentive to your every need and delivering the care you expect from our state-of-the-art practice. For more information on veneers and the many other dental services we provide, give us a call today.

healthy smile

Your Smile… New and Improved!

At our office, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. Our team of skilled professionals offer a wide spectrum of the latest and most advanced cosmetic options designed to take your smile to the next level.

For many patients with gapped, chipped or stained teeth, the ideal cosmetic solution may be porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin facings made of the highest-grade dental porcelain that, with minimal preparation to the involved teeth, can mask a range of dental imperfections to dramatically improve the look of your smile by blending seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a natural look.

 What makes porcelain veneers so remarkably lifelike is that they reflect light in much the same way as do natural teeth. They have the added benefit of being highly stain-resistant and durable once bonded to the underlying teeth. Whether veneers are used to improve the look of a single tooth or multiple front teeth, they are an ideal solution for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile. Caring for your veneers involves the same oral hygiene routine as your natural teeth. By brushing, flossing and visiting our office for regular checkups, you can enjoy your veneers for years to come.

Committed to healthy, beautiful smiles

At our office, our experienced dentists provide a comprehensive selection of cosmetic services to help you achieve a great-looking smile. We provide gentle and compassionate care and strive to make every visit to our office a satisfying and stress-free dental experience. As soon as you walk through our doors you can expect the individualized attention you deserve. For more information on porcelain veneers, or any of the services we offer, give us a call today.

Oral Health

Why Routine Care is Important For Your Oral Health

It’s a common affliction for both children and adults: tooth decay. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults over the age of 20 and 78 percent of children ages 17 or younger have experienced a cavity in their lifetime. At our office, our team of skilled professionals focuses on prevention and early intervention to help you and your loved ones maintain optimal oral health.

Cavities are caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously inside your mouth and harbors bacteria that are potentially harmful to your teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque metabolize the sugars in your food to produce acids and irritants that cause dental disease.

While limiting your intake of sugary foods brushing and flossing daily are important for combatting the effects of plaque bacteria, it’s also important to visit our office for an exam and teeth cleaning twice a year. With a professional teeth cleaning, we can thoroughly remove any residual buildup of plaque from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. We strive to make these visits a valuable learning experience as well, especially for our pediatric patients, who are beginning to learn the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. To further reduce a child’s risk for developing cavities, we can also provide dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments.

For patients of all ages, we will perform a comprehensive examination, using advanced digital radiography, as needed, to diagnose any tooth decay or other conditions in their earliest stages. To treat a cavity, we gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of durable, tooth colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for aesthetically pleasing results.

At our office, we keep pace with the most advanced approaches to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Root Canals

Root Canals are Effective at Saving Teeth

At our office we pride ourselves on offering the most precise and gentle care, keeping you relaxed throughout every visit. We utilize advanced technology and methods to provide stress-free solutions for all your dental needs, including root canal, a procedure used to strengthen and preserve the teeth.  

Underneath the outermost biting surface of each tooth is a layer of core tissues, blood vessels and nerves, which comprise the dental pulp. When a tooth has been compromised by decay or injury, bacteria can enter and infect the dental pulp, leading to the uncomfortable symptoms of a toothache. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when biting down, or any type of oral discomfort, it is important to contact our office immediately. We will promptly and accurately examine your teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure to determine an effective course of action, if root canal procedure or some other type of dental care is needed.

With a root canal procedure, a dental infection can be treated, the discomfort of a toothache alleviated and subsequent damage to your oral health prevented. Throughout the course of your root canal procedure our dentist and staff will keep you informed and at ease, addressing any anxiety or concerns that may arise during treatment. Following the procedure, we may recommend placing a dental crown over your treated tooth, to help strengthen and protect it, and to restore its function and appearance. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.

Whether you need a root canal or any kind of dental service, it’s important to find a dentist who prioritizes your comfort and tailors treatment to meet your particular needs. At our office, we provide the highest quality care, making it easier to maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. To learn more about root canal therapy and the other services we provide, give us a call today.

Preventing Tooth Decay

According to the World Health Organization, 60-90% of children worldwide, and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. Although these numbers are alarmingly high, your risk of tooth decay is significantly lowered with proper oral care. At the office of Baytown Dental Center, we offer a comprehensive selection of preventive and dental services to help patients of all ages maintain optimal oral health.

Why a cavity develops and the importance of preventive care

Cavities form when dental plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. Your risk for tooth decay also increases if your diet is high in sugary sweets, acidic foods, and beverages, or if dry mouth, teeth grinding, receding gums, and deeply grooved dental enamel are present.

As skilled and experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention as the best way to maintain optimal oral health. We also encourage routine checkups to allow for the early detection and treatment of dental disease. While cavities are almost entirely preventable, it’s essential to treat any developing tooth decay early in its onset. In this way, further damage and more severe consequences to your oral health and overall well-being can be avoided.

Helping our patients maintain healthy smiles

When you visit our office for a checkup, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands. We employ the most advanced dental technology and techniques to carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any sign of dental disease or developing problems. In addition to an assessment of your oral health, every exam performed by our dentist is accompanied by a thorough, professional teeth cleaning to remove any harmful accumulations of dental plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. We’ll also review your home care routine and offer guidance as to how you can clean and care for your teeth more effectively between checkups.

Solutions to protect the health of your smile

Although tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, with periodic visits to our office, cavities can be prevented. At the office of Baytown Dental Center, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all of your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

Regain Confidence in your Smile…with Dental Implants

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth due to decay, gum disease or injury. Lost teeth affect your ability to smile with confidence or speak and chew properly, impacting your quality of life. Fortunately, the skilled professionals at the office of Baytown Dental Center can help reestablish the look, feel and function of a naturally beautiful and complete smile.

Missing teeth not only affects your appearance, it can also alter your bite, impair oral function and reduce support for natural contours of your face to produce a more haggard look. Implants differ from traditional dental prostheses, such as conventional fixed bridges or dentures, because the lowermost portion of an implant functions in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth. Once placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, dental implants can be used to secure custom crowns, fixed bridges or implant-retained dentures, and can even be placed strategically to support an entire set of upper or lower teeth. In addition, dental implants can be placed to restore missing teeth, without requiring the involvement the adjacent teeth.

From designing your implants with the latest technology and techniques, to the complete restoration of your smile, our team will provide the individualized attention you deserve in addition to useful tips on how to take care of your new dental implants.

Your trusted partner in dental care

At the office of Baytown Dental Center, we believe that everyone deserves to smile with confidence. Our expert dentists and staff keep you comfortable, relaxed and informed at each stage of the dental implant process, delivering the results you want. For more information on implants and other services we provide, give us a call today.

Veneers are all About Creating Beautiful Smiles

Ask yourself: Is your smile the very best it can be? If you’re suffering from discolored, chipped, misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth, dental veneers may be the answer for you.

One of the most aesthetic and conservative means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile is the placement of dental veneers. At our dental office, our highly-skilled staff will determine if you are candidate for veneers and will work with you to create a great looking smile.

Dental veneers offer a relatively quick way to transform the look of less-than-perfect teeth to create a stunning smile. With dental veneers, our office can improve the size, shape and color of the front teeth to perfect the overall appearance of your smile. Fabricated from the highest grade of dental porcelain, veneers are thin facings that are individually custom designed and bonded to the visible surfaces of the front teeth. Beyond taking just a few visits, dental veneers are appealing because they require the removal of very little tooth structure.

If you are interested in improving the look of your smile with dental veneers you’ll first meet with our dentist for a smile makeover consultation. At this visit we’ll assess the overall health of your teeth, the surrounding tissues and jawbones, as well as analyze both your smile and facial aesthetics. As skilled and experienced providers of care, we value patient input and will design your dental veneers to give you a beautiful smile that meets your cosmetic expectations.

Committed to oral health

At our dental office, we pride ourselves on being attentive to your every need and delivering the care you expect from our state-of-the-art practice. For more information on veneers and the many other dental services we provide, give us a call today.