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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a teeth replacement option that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. If you suffer from a missing tooth, several missing teeth or a full set of missing teeth, dental implants might be the ideal solution for you to help restore the look, feel and function of your teeth naturally and beautifully.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted through your tooth root into the jawbone. These small biocompatible posts actually bond with the jawbone, creating a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Unlike removable dentures, these permanent replacement teeth, which are anchored to your dental implants, look and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, smile and laugh with ease and confidence.

How Are They Placed?

Most patients will need at least two dental appointments to have their dental implants placed. During your first visit, the implant is placed into your jawbone by way of your existing tooth root. Over the next three to six months, the implant will fuse to the jawbone, creating a strong bond. Temporary dentures can be used while your dental implants heal, so you never have to worry about leaving our dentist office without a full set of teeth.

Once the dental implant has sufficiently bonded with the jawbone, you are ready to get fitted for your new custom-designed permanent replacement teeth. During this second visit, your dental implants will be uncovered and small abutments will be attached, which serve as the anchor for your new replacement teeth. After a few adjustments to ensure a secure fit and feel, you are equipped with a beautiful, beaming and permanent new smile!

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Restorations?

There are many reasons why dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement method over other types of techniques, including:

Improved Appearance: Your custom dental restorations are designed specifically to fit your unique facial structure, tooth shade and shape to ensure the most aesthetic look on each individual.

Permanent: Unlike temporary or removable teeth replacement solutions, dental implants are permanent and do not require any special or additional care.

Better Oral Health: Unlike dental bridges, which use adjacent teeth as anchors for a prosthetic tooth, there is no need to sacrifice any of your natural teeth with dental implants.

Convenient: With dental implants, there is no need to remove your teeth at night, clean them with special solutions or purchase messy adhesives. Simply brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.

How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

After your dental implants are placed, they should last a lifetime with the right care. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as scheduling regular dental exams, will keep your mouth healthy and your implants beautiful and functional for many years to come.

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Emergency Dentistry

A sudden tooth injury or other dental emergency can be a painful and traumatic experience that requires immediate attention. At The Texas Dental Center, we understand the importance of correcting your dental injury or infection as soon as possible. That’s why we are happy to fit you into our schedule the moment you are in need of help to ensure you receive the comprehensive care you need to get back on track with your daily life.

Traumatic Injury

Whether you are injured playing sports or due to an accident, tooth damage can be a traumatic experience. The risk of tooth loss or permanent damage to your mouth after an injury can be very serious. Without immediate and proper treatment, you may have to spend more time, energy and money to correct your dental issues down the road.

Emergency dentistry includes oral sedation to rid your nerves of any pain or discomfort, as well as a number of immediate dental restoration procedures and comprehensive treatment plans to help get your teeth back to normal quickly and effectively.

Dental Infection or Pain

Sometimes, dental pain is a result of an infection or disease. The pain may come on suddenly or it may progress gradually. In either case, the pain may be a sign of serious dental problems, such as gum disease, that require immediate attention. Without proper treatment, the infection or disease can propagate and the pain can worsen, so it is essential to contact our office immediately if you feel any unexplainable pain in your teeth or gums.

Emergency Dental Treatment Options

At The Texas Dental Center, Dr. Mofid will examine your teeth, gums and jaw to ensure that all options, risks and treatment options are evaluated, so we can give you the proper care and pain relief you need. Emergency dental treatment options include a range of surgical, non-surgical, cosmetic and restorative procedures. The type of treatment required will depend on your injury, oral health and distinct dental situation. In any case, we explore and consider the entire range of options to ensure you receive the best care possible.

The most common dental emergencies and treatments include root canals, tooth extractions, tooth restorations, crown reconstruction, denture repairs, abscesses and tooth loss. If you are experiencing any sudden tooth pain, it is important to get proper care as soon as possible to protect your smile from further damage.

If your emergency dentistry consists of a traumatic dental injury, give us a call as soon as possible, and we will do everything we can to ensure you get the care that you need quickly and prevent additional problems and pain.

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Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dental care can make the difference between a healthy and beautiful smile and a lifetime of dental problems. Keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful is simple. Daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your dentist can make a world of difference. If you neglect your teeth, you may wind up having to spend time and money to get your teeth healthy again.

Preventing dental problems is much less expensive and time-consuming than having to deal with them. Here are a few tips from the American Dental Association (ADA) to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful:

•    Regular dental exams and cleaning. It is recommended that you visit your dentist twice per year for check-ups and deep cleanings. During your routine dental exam, x-rays of your teeth and gums are taken to check for cavities, gingivitis, gum disease and other issues beneath the gum line. Professional teeth cleaning is also essential to clean areas that are hard to reach with regular flossing and brushing. Dentists can see issues that are just beginning to form and take protective measures ensure that they do not worsen and cause additional problems.

•    Proper at-home oral hygiene. Proper dental care at home can make a big difference. Brushing and flossing two times each day or after meals can help remove food particles, plaque and bacteria that can build up, causing serious problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease.

•    Fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments come in many forms including in toothpastes, mouthwashes, professional fluoride treatments and even in in public water fluoridation. Fluoride treatments are effective at both strengthening your teeth and helping stave off tooth decay and disease.

•    Healthy diet. A healthy diet can play a big part in the health of your teeth. Eating sugary sweets or not getting enough calcium can increase the levels or your dental plaque, as well as your chance of developing tooth decay or periodontal disease.

•    Avoid smoking and tobacco usage. Tobacco and smoking can cause your teeth to become discolored, as well as lead to oral cancer or gum disease. For the sake of your oral and overall health, it is best to avoid these substances to keep your teeth and gums healthy and attractive.
Periodontal disease can be a painful and damaging condition that can be easily avoided with some basic preventive care. By visiting your dentist regularly, brushing and flossing daily, and avoiding harmful foods and substances, you can keep your smile bright and healthy for a lifetime.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston

The term cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of services. Cosmetic dentistry has become more popular than ever, more people are interested in teeth whitening, shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. From minor cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and gum re-shaping to more robust dental restorations like tooth replacement and dental veneers, there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments, tools and technologies available to help give you the smile you have always wanted. No matter which cosmetic procedure you need,  the specialists at Texas Dental Center will evaluate your distinct dental situation and go over the different options available to help you achieve a brighter, whiter, more brilliant smile. Here are a few of the cosmetic dental procedures we offer at The Texas Dental Center:

Cosmetic Dentistry to Improve Your Smile

• Teeth whitening. If you have always dreamed of a whiter smile, professional tooth whitening may be the ideal solution for you. Discolored, stained or dull teeth can make someone feel less confident about his or her smile and overall appearance. However, professional teeth whitening can be a more effective and longer-lasting alternative to at-home whitening kits to give you a whiter smile in just one visit with us.

• Bonding. Dental bonding is a great dental restoration solution if you have broken, chipped, cracked or stained teeth. To bond a tooth, an etching solution is first applied to the damaged tooth, then a tooth-colored resin is coated onto the tooth surface to give it a natural look and shape.

• Dental veneers. A dental veneer is a wafer-thin shell that is bonded directly to the front of a tooth to change its color, shape, texture or length. Veneers are an effective way to enhance the appearance, alignment or spacing of your teeth and give you something to smile about.

• Dental crowns. Dental crowns, or caps, are used for a number of reasons. They may be used to improve the function or health of an existing tooth or placed in conjunction with other dental procedures, such as dental bridges or implants. Dental crowns can also help restore the appearance of a worn, broken, discolored or misshapen tooth to give it a more complete and aesthetic appearance.

• Enamel shaping. Enamel shaping or contouring is a procedure that is used to resize, reshape or reposition teeth that are chipped or irregular in shape or size. This procedure may be combined with dental bonding or other treatments for a complete restoration of your smile.

• Dental implants. Dental implants are used to improve both the dental function and aesthetics of your teeth. They are primarily used to replace teeth that are decayed, damaged or missing, giving them a more natural appearance and durable function to help you to smile more confidently.

• Braces. Braces and teeth aligners are used to straighten crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth. Braces may be comprised of clear plastic, metal or ceramic and are used to gradually reposition one’s natural teeth over time.

• Dental bridges. A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. This bridge is anchored into place using the adjoining teeth, literally bridging the gap between missing teeth. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry because you are not satisfied with your smile, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation with us.