Category Archives: Restorative

Cost of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can improve the appearance of misshapen, chipped, broken, and discolored teeth. Veneers are an investment in your appearance and confidence, providing a priceless smile that lasts for years. Veneers also provide a painless way to transform your smile in a just a few simple visits.

Dental veneers help to correct many dental problems including:

Misshapen teeth
Damaged, chipped, or broken teeth
Discoloration
Irregular bumps or grooves
Gaps between teeth
Aesthetic changes due to root canal treatment, large fillings, etc

Advantages of porcelain veneers:

Porcelian veneers can be matched to the color of healthy, natural teeth for seamless results. Each veneer is custom-made to match the size, alignment, and fit of your smile for natural looking results. Porcelain veneers also help to protect the health of natural teeth by serving a similar function as tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers resist stains, reflect light in much the same way as a natural tooth, and provide lasting results that will increase your comfort and confidence.

How much do dental veneers cost?

There are several factors that determine the cost of dental veneers including the materials used, the provider, and the number of veneers required. At Texas Dental Center, we provide affordable veneer options without compromising on the quality of your service, materials, or treatment.

Although dental veneers are not often covered by dental insurance, there are affordable options for those looking to transform their smiles. Texas Dental Center gladly works to help patients gain the smiles they want at prices that they can afford.

To learn if dental veneers may be right for you, please give us a call. Our friendly, welcoming staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have.

 

 

 

 

High Quality Dentures

Get a More Natural Look with High Quality Dentures

Tooth loss is a problem that affects the daily lives of millions of people around the world every day. Missing teeth can cause problems with one’s dental function, social and emotional well-being, and overall quality of life.
Custom dentures are a viable solution to help you restore your smile and confidence once again. Custom dentures are removable replacement teeth that can help you achieve the beautiful, functional smile you’ve always wanted.

Benefits of Custom Dentures

There are a number of benefits to getting custom dentures to improve your smile, including:

•    Enhanced appearance
•    Improved chewing ability and dental function
•    Better overall health
•    Greater self confidence
•    Less pain and discomfort

Custom dentures are designed to match perfectly with your facial appearance, existing teeth and even the contour of your gumline to ensure they fit aesthetically, functionally and comfortably. We attend to every detail in the creation of your dentures, including the position of your existing or former teeth, shape of your gumline, and tooth size and shade to make sure your custom dentures look and feel just like a natural set of teeth.

All Dentures Are Not Created Equal

Dentures are designed using a specific set of criteria that is distinct to each patient. They may also be fabricated using different techniques and comprised of different materials to ensure the perfect fit and feel. At The Texas Dental Center, we focus on creating premium quality dentures that allow you to eat, speak, smile and laugh with ease once more. Our custom dentures will keep you smiling for years!

How Can You Tell the Difference?

Your natural teeth are made up of layers that reflect light in different ways. If the dentures are made of low quality materials, they look flat or even dull in the mouth. They do not reflect light like natural teeth, which makes them easily identified as fake.

The high quality dentures we use at The Texas Dental Center are made by skilled designers who create the dentures in layers that reflect light in a similar way as natural teeth. The cross-linked acrylics that are used makes them more resistant to stains, chipping, wear and breakage, making them the top choice for a more natural look and feel.

With high-quality custom dentures, you can have the beautiful, functional and natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. If you are interested in getting fitted for you custom set of dentures to improve your dental function, facial appearance and quality of life, contact our office today to learn more if custom dentures are right for you.

Full and Partial Dentures

At The Texas Dental Center, we take pride in crafting comfortable, aesthetic and well-fitting custom dentures for our patients. Dentures typically come in two forms: full and partial dentures. Full dentures are used to replace an entire set or arch of teeth, while partial dentures are used to fill the gaps between just a missing few.

Patients who have lost most or all of their upper or lower teeth will need full dentures, while those who only lost a few teeth can wear a partial denture. In addition, temporary dentures may also be made for patients who are having problems with their current dentures and are in need of an immediate replacement.With full and partial dentures, Dr. Mofid will not only give you back your smile, but he will give you back your dental function, quality of life and confidence as well.

Compassionate Extraction

A patient can lose their teeth or require a tooth extraction for many different reasons, including as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or injury. Genetic defects, malnutrition, drug use and trauma may also lead to tooth loss, creating a need for a tooth replacement solution that restores a person’s ability to chew, speak and smile with ease.
When a tooth needs to be extracted, Dr. Mofid ensures his patients are completely comfortable and that the dental experience is a relaxing one. To achieve this, a local anesthetic is used to numb the site, and an additional sedative can also be added for patients who may need it.

A tooth extraction is completed in small sections to minimize bone loss. As pieces are removed, the site is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for your denture placement. After your tooth is extracted, a temporary denture can be used to help prevent any disruption in your daily life.

Denture Alternatives

There are many different options that can be used to replace a missing tooth. If you wear dentures, but want a more permanent solution, The Texas Dental Center also offers dental implants, dental bridges, implant-supported dentures, and other forms of tooth replacement that can help you achieve a beautiful and functional smile.
If you are missing teeth and would like to know what options are available to you, contact our office today to learn more about teeth replacement solutions like full and partial dentures.

Customized Dentures

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, custom dentures today look, feel and function more like genuine teeth, giving you a higher level of comfort and satisfaction in your smile. Normally, it takes three or even four weeks to create a custom set of dentures. At The Texas Dental Center, however, we are happy to offer our patients customized dentures in just 2-3 days to ensure that your smile is back to normal as quickly as possible.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that replace one’s missing teeth. These replacement teeth are made of acrylic resin and sometimes other metals for additional support, and they typically come in two varieties: full and partial. Full dentures are prosthetic teeth that comprise a full set of teeth for the entire mouth, while partial dentures are made to only fill a space created by a few missing teeth.

No matter which type of denture you need, we are able to get them to you quickly without sacrificing any of the quality. By getting your custom dentures to you in just two or three days, you can go about your daily life seamlessly instead of having to wait weeks to eat, speak and smile with ease once again.

Getting Used to Dentures

When you first get your dentures, there may be some discomfort as your gums and mouth get adjusted to the denture. Speaking and chewing may also seem a little difficult in the first few days; however, over time, these functions get much easier and more natural.

Keeping Your Dentures Healthy

All materials deteriorate over time, and this includes dentures. With proper care, they will last much longer and give you the aesthetic look you want and need for complete confidence. At least one checkup per year is needed for minor adjustments in fit and, occasionally, you may need new dentures due to changes in the fit or natural wear and tear.
In some cases, dentures can break, so it is important to be careful when dealing with them. By keeping them moist and delicately brushing them regularly, you can make sure that your mouth and dentures remain healthy and clean. The better care that you give your dentures, the better they will work for you.

If you are interested in learning more about 2-3 day dentures, contact The Texas Dental Center

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used in many different situations to protect, restore and cover a damaged or decaying tooth. Whether to prevent a tooth from cracking or breaking further or to restore a severely worn tooth, dental crowns act as protective shields for your natural teeth. Dental crowns may also be used for aesthetic purposes, such as to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth, or in conjunction with other dental procedures, such as to cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place, or cover and support a tooth with a large filling.

There are a variety of different materials that may comprise a dental crown, each with its own benefits. Some are more budget-friendly, while other are longer-lasting or more aesthetically pleasing. Here are a few of the common materials used for dental crowns:

Stainless Steel

These prefabricated crowns budget-friendly and easy to place in a single visit. Stainless steel crowns are often used to protect a tooth temporarily while a patient’s permanent dental crown is being constructed. They may also be used to protect a child’s back molars from cavities or infection.

Metal Crowns

There are several different types of metal that are used for dental crowns, such as gold alloy, palladium, nickel or chromium. Metal crowns do not require a significant amount of tooth structure to be removed, do not significantly wear on one’s adjacent teeth, and tend to be more durable and longer-lasting than some other alternatives. The color of metal crowns, however, can make them noticeable, which makes them a good option for back molars, rather than front-facing teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

A porcelain fused to metal crown is a cost-effective option that matches closely with one’s natural teeth. These crowns are aesthetically pleasing and can be used for front-facing teeth; however are not as durable as metal or all-porcelain crowns.

All Ceramic and All Porcelain Dental Crowns

Ceramic and porcelain crowns offer a more natural aesthetic fit than most other dental crowns and are an ideal solution for visible teeth. Ceramic and porcelain dental crowns may also be a good option for those who are allergic to metal, as they contain no metal alloys.

Temporary Crowns vs. Permanent Crowns

Temporary crowns are prefabricated and can, therefore, be placed immediately in a single visit. Permanent dental crowns, on the other hand, are custom-designed in a laboratory to match perfectly with the natural shade, shape and size of your natural teeth. These are durable, long-lasting options that look and feel just like a natural tooth.
Dental crowns are used in a variety of situations, such as to protect your teeth from further damage or decay, hold a dental bridge in place, or to cap a dental implant. Our dentist is happy discuss your dental crown options with you to find the right fit to fit your needs and budget. Simply call us today to schedule your first visit with us to see which dental crown is best for you!

Dental Bridges

When you are missing teeth, it can be difficult to smile, chew, speak or laugh comfortably and with confidence. Damaged or missing teeth can cause other teeth in your mouth to become loose, shift or even fall out. Additionally, the empty sockets formed by missing teeth can be a place where plaque and bacteria grow, which can cause other issues with one’s oral and overall health. There are many different ways to replace damaged or lost teeth. One of these is options is a dental bridge.

Dental Bridges Explained

A dental bridge, also called a partial denture, is a tooth replacement option that bridges the gap between two teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap left by your missing teeth act as anchors where the dental bridge is affixed to keep it in place.

A dental bridge can either be fixed or removable. A fixed dental bridge is held permanently into place by bonding your natural teeth to dental crowns on either side of the gap. A removable bridge, on the other hand, is affixed to the abutment teeth using attachments and can be removed for cleaning and care.

How Are Dental Bridges Placed?

Placing a dental bridge requires at least two appointments with us. During your initial appointment, we prepare your surrounding or abutment teeth by removing the enamel or dentin from the teeth to create a rougher surface, which, in turn, creates a stronger bond. Impressions will then be made to ensure that the bridge can be fully customized to match perfectly with your distinct smile.

Dental bridges can be made from a number of different materials that are similar to your natural teeth both in appearance and function. After the bridge is designed, it is bonded to the abutment teeth using a dental crown to ensure the bridge is secure.

Caring For Your Dental Bridge

Once your dental bridge is placed, it needs to be cared for properly to maintain its optimal look and function. Routine care, such as daily flossing and brushing, is needed, as well as regular dental exams to keep your prosthetic teeth clean and last for a long time. Contact The Texas Dental Center if you are missing teeth and have questions about whether dental bridges are the right choice for you.

Dental Fillings

Fillings are dental restorations that are used to fill a tooth cavity after decay is removed. Dental fillings may be comprised of composite materials, porcelain or metal alloys, such as gold or silver amalgam. All of these dental materials are very strong and durable, allowing them to withstand hard chewing pressure and last long into the future.

Thanks to the latest advancements in dental technology, fillings may also be used on front teeth as well using natural-looking ceramic and plastic compounds, or composite resins. The type of material used for your dental filling will depend on various factors, including the location of your tooth and the level of decay involved.

What Material is best for Dental Fillings?

Dr. Mofid will help you determine the best choice of dental fillings. Some factors that he will consider include:

•    Performance of a material
•    Durability of a material
•    Expense
•    Location of the tooth
•    The tooth’s level of decay
•    Chewing load on the tooth

Dr. Mofid weighs all of the various factors in your dental filling material selection to make sure you get the optimal solution that works best for your distinct situation.

Direct Dental Fillings

Direct fillings are placed into a prepared cavity in just one visit. First, Dr. Mofid will prepare the tooth by removing all decay and traces of bacteria inside the cavity. The tooth will then be thoroughly rinsed and cleared of all debris before the filling material is placed inside the cavity and shaped to match the look and feel of your surrounding teeth. The materials commonly used for direct fillings include resin ionomers, composite or resin, or glass ionomers.

Indirect Dental Fillings

This type of filling typically requires two or more visits. Types of indirect fillings include veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges that are made with composites, ceramics, metal alloys, or gold. During your first visit, Dr. Mofid will remove the decay and prepare the tooth for the additional work by making an impression of the tooth. A temporary covering will be placed on the tooth while the impression is sent to a lab to create your custom dental restoration. During your second appointment with us, this prosthetic piece is placed on your tooth or teeth and adjusted for the right final look and feel.

Fillings are a common dental treatment that can help prevent further damage to a tooth or help you achieve a more attractive smile. If you are in need of a dental filling or a routine checkup to detect cavities or other dental problems, contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.