Welcome to our oral health blog! We love having this platform to provide folks in our community with helpful dentistry-related information. If you are having any issues, or you just need a great dentist to help you stay on-track, we’d love to see you sometime soon in our Houston office. When you are done reading this post, get in-touch and we’ll set it all up for you.
Anyway, today we want to talk about a sore subject: tooth extractions. And we may as well start with a story.
Sometime last year, a young lady who was not yet out of college, came into Antoine Dental Center for her standard teeth cleaning and dental exam. We have to give her a shout out for being a busy student and still finding time to look after the health of her mouth! Through X-rays we took while she was here, we discovered that two of her wisdom teeth, though still under the surface, were threatening to cause trouble for the surrounding teeth.
Accordingly, we planned for what is known as a preemptive extraction. She was happy to go along with it, and her story had a happy ending. It probably helped that she was heavily sedated throughout the brief procedure.
To date, the other two wisdom teeth have still not given us any real cause for concern, so we aren’t going to take any further action, until we have to. And that day may never come.
Obviously, wisdom teeth are a different scenario than dealing with regular teeth. Still, no one gets excited about having to have any sort of tooth forcibly removed from their mouth.
That said, we must do exactly that, in some cases, to keep the rest of your mouth healthy and looking its best. We know that this practice might sound counter-intuitive, but there really are some valid reasons for extractions. Let’s explore a few…
When there is prolonged damage or decay your options become more limited. Remember, our goal is always to save your natural teeth whenever possible. But if the tooth is too damaged to be saved by a dental filling, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, we may well recommend extraction.
Advanced Gum Disease
If severe gum disease has destroyed your gums and underlying bone, the tooth in question may be too loose to be saved by conventional gum disease treatment. In this sort of scenario, the tooth must be removed and replaced with an implant. Gum disease actually accounts for the majority of adult tooth loss in this country and it attacks your body’s other systems too.
This is a common situation for folks looking to restore their smile after initial tooth loss has occurred. Complete dentures or overdentures (dentures supported by dental implants) span the entire arch, so tooth extraction may be necessary if you are getting all of your teeth replaced. It will make the situation better for you in the end, so keep that in-mind.
You might be surprised by this one. But your orthodontist may actually recommend tooth extraction if your mouth is too crowded. When you think about it, there is a good reason, braces do need room to be able to move your teeth into a better alignment. At the end of the day, braces will improve the health and appearance of your smile, boost your confidence, etc.
It’s Like Pulling Teeth!
If you turn out to be a good candidate for a dental extraction, we will begin with a complete oral evaluation. Our team will take digital dental X-rays and possibly 3D CAT scan images.
From these crisp, detailed images we can better see the structure of your tooth so that we can extract it safely.
After we get through the planning process, we will numb the area around your damaged tooth. If the crown of your tooth is visible above your gum line, we can do a simple extraction. In the event that your tooth is broken off at the gumline or is impacted, like wisdom teeth often can be, we may surgically remove your tooth.
Don’t fret, if you are at all anxious about the procedure, we can offer you some great sedation options to help put you at ease. If we are removing several teeth that day, we will likely use general anesthesia.
Find Out More!
Our Houston, TX team can determine if tooth extraction is the most viable solution. At Antoine Dental Center, we provide safe and comfortable tooth removal for both children and adults patients. We’ll make it as easy and painless as possible! Call us at 713-364-8990 to learn more.
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! In the Houston area, we have earned a reputation as heavy hitters when it comes to preventive and restorative dentistry. The truth is, we are a multi-specialty facility that offers a wide range of services, all under one conveniently located roof!
Our 5-dentist team has received enough advanced training to address all of your dental needs, but we just want to make it clear that this includes a wide array of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including dental bonding and porcelain veneers.
These two services are a great introduction and can do so much to boost the appearance of your smile.
Keep reading to hear more, and then follow up with us to schedule your smile makeover consultation! We’ll be ready to answer any questions about your upcoming visit, help you with financing options, and so forth.
You’ll be happy to know that dental bonding takes just one visit to our office, and it normally takes 60 minutes or less for each tooth. Bonding rarely requires anesthesia unless we use it for decay repair. That said, if you are nervous, we will be happy to ease your fears with one of our sedation options.
Here’s how it works: we first prepare the tooth by roughening the surface slightly. Then, we will put a solution on your tooth that allows the composite to stick. Next, we will make sure the resin shade matches your other teeth.
Then, we will mold and shape the resin onto your surface to cover the flaw and match your tooth. To harden it, he uses a high-intensity light, after which we will trim or shape it once more and polish it to a perfect sheen. Then you will be good to go!
Keep in mind that for the first few days after your procedure, you will want to steer clear of any foods or drinks that can stain the bonding.
No matter what your dental problems are, you will find that veneers are an extremely versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that might just work for you.
Our veneers can be used to easily cover up stained teeth and badly damaged teeth in a painless, non-invasive kind of way. They are sort of like the false fingernails of the dental world.
Rest assured, Antoine Dental Center uses only the best veneer materials to give you up to 20 or so more years of gorgeous grins. In fact, our veneers look just like your natural tooth enamel, unlike the inferior materials many other cosmetic dentists in the region use.
This doesn’t mean, however, that you can slack off on your oral hygiene practices!
Once you have received your new smile with porcelain veneers or Lumineers veneers, our cosmetic dentist will provide you with instructions to keep them looking their best.
Get A Winning Smile!
Whether you opt for dental bonding or veneers, you’ll go home with a winning smile! To hear more about cosmetic dentistry options in the Houston-area, contact Antoine Dental Center right away!
Welcome to our oral health blog! If you live in the Houston area, we’d love to earn your trust. And we think you’ll be impressed by all that we can do for you!
The team here at Antoine Dental Center is excited to tackle all of your needs from basic preventative care to more complex cosmetic dentistry solutions. We make it our mission to keep your mouth fresh, clean, and healthy and your smile looking amazing.
But you have to come see us every 3-6 months to reap the real benefits. This is because, at Antoine Dental Center we have specialized knowledge, hands-on experience, and modern dental technology at our disposal. We can use these strengths to build on the good work you are already doing at home with a toothbrush, floss, and fluoride.
Plus, all these things will allow us to recognize potential threats to your oral health and general well being long before you would have any reason to notice.
We always tell our patients that when you wait too long between visits to the dentist, minor concerns can turn into major problems that involve more pain and expense in the end.
Tooth decay is actually one of the primary reasons that people turn to their dentists for help. Whatever you eat and drink takes its toll on your teeth over time. The abundance of sugars contained in the modern food supply feed the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Beyond that, the acids found in many of our popular foods and beverages can weaken your enamel, so that your teeth becomes even more susceptible to that bacteria.
Still, if you doing your part to brush and floss at home and you are coming in for regular cleanings and examinations, you will be in pretty good shape. Our Antoine Dental Center team can help you fight decay by regularly removing the plaque and tartar from all the spaces that are good at hiding bacteria.
We are also good at catch cavities in their early stages, before the situation escalates. A small cavity is easy enough to fill, and is more or less painless (did you see our earlier April post on tooth-colored fillings?).
But if the decay works its way through your enamel into the soft pulp of your tooth, you will likely require a root canal. If the tooth is too far gone, an extraction will be in order.
You can bet that none of these things are as pleasant or affordable as keeping regular preventative dental appointments!
Gum disease is an increasingly common issue in the United States, but its early symptoms are hard to self-diagnose. It turns out that gum disease is also caused by bacteria. It can manifest itself at first as a slight irritation of your soft tissues. There might be some redness and maybe a little bleeding.
During such an early stage, gum disease is relatively easy to treat and the damage can be reversed. But if it is not properly addressed it can mean real trouble for you not too far down the road.
When gum disease advances into full blown periodontal disease, your gums will recede away from your teeth, even to the point of exposing the roots. This is when teeth could start falling out.
To add to the madness, pockets of infection can form between your teeth, which can spread throughout your mouth, jeopardizing your teeth and your overall health if it makes it into your bloodstream. Again, regular cleanings are a better way to go!
These will help add another layer of protection against gum disease, and our thorough examinations will allow us to detect it (if it ever develops) while it is still in the earliest stages and easily reversible.
Let Us Help!
Now that you know all this, wouldn’t today be a good time to make your next appointment? If you are ready to change your life with our expert cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dentistry or orthodontics, contact us now!
We’re here to answer your questions about your visit, help you with financing, or set up a convenient appointment. We also offer same-day immediate care service if you need to get in right away. Just let us know.
Welcome to another April edition of the Antoine Dental Center blog!
We are your trusted source for comprehensive dentistry solutions in the Houston area, and we are the folks who can help get you back on track following a bout with gum disease.
What’s the big deal about gum disease?
Well, we are concerned about the appearance of your teeth and also the overall health of your smile. Gum disease can adversely impact both.
Here’s how it works: gum disease starts out as gingivitis, which can create discomfort, but isn’t too bad, really, and in this stage, it can be easily contained and reversed.
Puffy gums, excessive bleeding when brushing, and sensitivity at the gum line are all signs of gingivitis. Treatment for gingivitis is usually simple and can even be completed with a routine professional cleaning every 3-6 months.
However, by the time this condition progresses to periodontal disease, you could have teeth fall out of your mouth, and it might negatively impact your overall health, once the bacteria that causes gum disease gets into your bloodstream.
Get this: gum disease has been linked to heart and respiratory problems, as well as cancer.
Lucky for you, you will be in good hands if you ever encounter this condition. Our team has received the necessary training to treat every stage of gum disease. And our in-house periodontist, Dr. Eric Choudhury, has received years of advanced education in gum disease detection and treatment. In fact, he is one of only 4,000 periodontists in the entire United States.
As such, we have come up with some effective treatments that will vary according to your unique situation.
Scaling and Root Planing
Like we mentioned, we will need to look at your individual case before any treatment plan can be implemented. Still, scaling and root planing are normally the initial exercises we do for treating cases of gum disease.
Often called a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing reach way below your gum line to eradicate any buildup of plaque and tartar on the roots of your teeth.
Remember, it is this dangerous bacteria found in plaque that caused the infection and inflammation to begin with. As such, it will all have to go!
Don’t worry, we will make this a pleasant and pain-free experience, as much as possible. After we have applied a local anesthetic, will we perform a full cleaning that covers above and below the gum line.
This will help to control the infection and get you back in good shape.
If your gum disease has progressed to far, it may create pockets in your gums, where bacteria can settle. When this occurs, your teeth may become loose, and you may be at risk for losing them. At this stage, deep cleaning may not be sufficient on its own to get rid of the bacteria and plaque. Accordingly, we may recommend gum surgery.
Gum surgery may sound frightening, but with sedation, you can relax during your entire procedure. During the surgery, our skilled periodontist will carefully lift your gums to remove the tartar and disease in these periodontal pockets. After cleaning them out, he will gently put them back in place so that they will grow back around your teeth.
Come See How We Can Help!
If you think that you may have gingivitis or a more advanced periodontal disease, don’t put off your periodontal treatment. One way or another, we’ll restore the health of your smile.
Call our Houston, TX office today to set up your consultation at 713-364-8990!
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! Now that you’ve found us online, we hope to see you in our Houston office sometime soon. We think you’ll appreciate all that we can do for you here.
Our preventive dentistry program is aimed at keep you smiling all through your life. Maintaining good oral health really does require a partnership arrangement.
Think about it: some things you must do on your own at home, some things only us professionals can handle, and some things we must work on together.
The primary features of this prevention strategy include: your oral hygiene practices in-between checkups, regular in-office exams, and continuing education.
We can help keep cavities on the run, and if they ever should emerge, we’ll be here to take them away before you are forced to go through root canals and extractions. Trust us, you’ll want to take the easy way out for sure.
You will also want to watch out for gum disease. This is something dangerous that affects countless folks in this country. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that has gotten loose in your mouth.
Initially, it can cause irritation of your gums. There may be some tenderness and bleeding that goes along with it. This is the gingivitis stage, and you may not be alarmed enough by the symptoms to know what is going on.
Our team can detect it before you can, and we can help you effectively reverse the effects of gingivitis. Obviously, we won’t be much help, if you aren’t coming in often enough for us to do our job properly.
Gum disease that turns into full-scale periodontal disease, will wreck your oral health. Your gums will start to pull away from your teeth, even to the point of exposing the roots. Before long, your teeth will begin to drop out. It won’t be pretty.
Scary pockets of infection can form between your teeth, which can spread throughout your mouth, jeopardizing not only your teeth, but also your overall wellness. There seems to be a relationship between gum disease and other (far more) serious medical conditions, including some forms of cancer.
Wouldn’t you rather keep up with scheduling regular cleanings and exams than to have to put your body at risk for bad things?
Keep in mind: our professional teeth cleanings provide you with another layer of protection against periodontal disease, and our in-depth dental examinations will allow us to identify it, if it ever appears, while it is still in the earliest stages and can be most effectively treated. It is for your own good. Plus, cavities and disease are only some of the problems you may encounter along the way. You wouldn’t want to abandon your oral health for long.
That’s why you should make Antoine Dental Center a part of your plan. All you have to do is arrange to come see us every 3-6 months, and we’ll help keep you on-track.
Come See For Yourself!
Contact our Houston, TX dental practice today to schedule your next dental exam and professional teeth cleaning!
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! We are your source for comprehensive dental solutions in Houston, TX. And we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our chairs!
Around here, one of our specialties is restorative dentistry. That’s when we step in to restore your health if any problems should ever arise. You can bet we’ll be ready to jump in to treat a cavity with a simple filling, which will save your smile from more painful and expensive procedures down the road. We wouldn’t want to subject you to a root canal or an extraction unnecessarily!
Don’t get us wrong, prevention is always the preferred route. But statistics tell us that it is bound to happen to you over the course of your life. As such, discovering a cavity early enough to prevent further damage is the big thing for maintaining your good oral health.
Like we mentioned, fillings will fix you up in a hurry. You won’t have to beat yourself up about the decay for very long. As it happens, for decades, dentists have used a mix of mercury and other metals called amalgam for fillings. No one has ever disputed the effectiveness of such treatments. However, there have been numerous complaints about the metal itself, over the years. And there are good reasons for that.
For starters, amalgam is ugly and clashes against your otherwise white-colored teeth. Moreover, old-fashioned fillings can actually make your tooth more vulnerable to fracture and cause damage to the nearby healthy tooth structures in the long run. We bet you never considered that!
That’s why Antoine Dental Center now uses a newer, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing material for fillings: composite.
What is so special about composite? Composite consists of a blend of resins that lends itself well to the appearance of your natural teeth. With these fillings there won’t be any distractingly dark metallic splotches left to remind you of your cavity treatment.
They will look and feel like they actually belong in your mouth.
Besides being able to fill a cavity very discreetly, composite resin also has superior bonding properties that allow for much more durability.
It just makes sense to make the switch!
How Does It Work At Antoine Dental Center?
Getting a tooth-colored filling is easy. One of our cosmetic dentists will begin by numbing the treatment area. And if you are anxious about the procedure, we can offer sedation options to relax you right away.
Next, he will clean the cavity by removing the decayed tissue. Once the cavity has been cleaned, we will apply the putty-like composite resin material in thin layers. We will shape these layers to match the surface of your tooth.
Finally, We will harden the resin with a high-intensity light and polish it to match the sheen of your natural tooth. Once the filling is finished, it will blend seamlessly with the rest of your tooth. Because the light cures the composite dental fillings immediately, you can use it right away. You will recover quickly, possibly experiencing minor sensitivity and soreness that will go away in a day or two.
It couldn’t get much easier than that!
Restore Your Healthy Smile!
Our tooth-colored fillings are an important way of protecting and saving teeth that have already been damaged by a cavity.
If you have a cavity and need a dental filling, contact our Houston, TX dental office right away!
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! We are a multi-specialty office that offers a wide range of services under one roof. Our Houston-based practice is always looking for cutting-edge dental solutions to help make your treatments faster and more comfortable.
To that end, we are proud to offer a quick and “invisible” orthodontic treatment, called Invisalign, designed for adults who don’t want to take on the special challenges of conventional braces.
Just so you know, around here, we offer a full-range of orthodontics, including classic braces. But if you want a better smile and you aren’t up for a mouth full of obvious metal that requires monthly tune-ups at the dentist’s office and special tools for cleaning, and stays in your mouth for several years, we know exactly where you are coming from.
And that is why we think you’ll appreciate the subtle beauty of the Invisalign approach.
What Makes Invisalign Unique?
Invisalign is remarkably different than most conventional approaches to orthodontic treatment. This system works by relying on a series of aligners that are based on molds of your mouth to facilitate the movements of your teeth.
The neat thing is that by using modern dental technology, we can actually plan out your entire treatment and design your aligner trays during your initial consultation.
Similar to the way that orthodontic wires work, each Invisalign tray is specifically designed to move certain teeth, at certain times. Unlike metal braces, however, Invisalign aligners are purposefully understated in terms of appearance.
As it happens, they are made of clear, virtually “invisible” plastic, which makes it nearly impossible for anyone to notice that you are in the midst of a major orthodontic overhaul. Plus, you won’t have to worry about new brackets or tight wires causing you soreness.
Since the aligners are plastic, the treatment is easier on your gums and teeth, so there’s no chance that a bracket or sharp wire will cut your gums or cheeks. Instead of monthly adjustments, you will simply switch out the aligners on your own, every two weeks or so. This will keep the process moving forward according to our master plan.
Our patients who opt for Invisalign instead of old school braces, also have an easier time caring for their teeth because the aligners are removable and there are no food-trapping obstructions to brush or floss around.
You can actually remove Invisalign aligners any time you wish, so long as you wear them most of the day. This is especially helpful when taking meals, and there won’t be any dietary restrictions to worry about either!
Importantly, the treatment process is extremely effective and can be completed in about 12 months, which is a whole lot more appealing to adult patients than the 2-3 years that traditional methods require. Maybe you can relate?
Transform Your Smile In Houston!
Let Antoine Dental Center create a healthier, happier smile for you with Invisalign clear braces!
Contact our Houston, TX office today to get started!
Welcome to our Houston, TX dental blog! We are happy that you stopped by our online home today.
At Antoine Dental Center we strive to meet your family’s ever-evolving dentistry-related needs. But you have to come see us regularly for us to be able to do much good. And with spring, the great season of renewal, already upon us, now would be a great time to schedule your next appointment and let us get you back on-track.
Speaking of appointments, has it been awhile since you last darkened the doors of our office on Burress Street? Have you just been too busy? Or is there more to it than that? Are you perhaps paralyzed by fear when it comes to dentists. It’s alright, we won’t take it personally, but we will take it seriously. You see, there are many folks all over the country who suffer from a very real condition known as dental anxiety. It will create obstacles between you and your oral health, and that won’t be good for anyone. It is always better to confront the reality of the situation and deal with it head on.
Your Health Is Too Important To Ignore
So, how did you arrive at such a state? Some patients tell us that they have had legitimately bad experiences with doctors and dentists in the past, while others simply don’t like the idea of getting shots or the ominous sound of drills.
There is some good news for you.
By avoiding the dentist, and neglecting your oral health needs, you don’t have to relive any disturbing memories or handle whatever issues that may be currently unfolding in your mouth.
The bad news is that these issues always catch up with you in the end.
When this happens, you are usually in a much worse predicament than you would have been if you had just worked through your fears and let Antoine Dental Center keep you on the good road.
Ditching The Dentist Is A Bad Idea
Here’s the thing: By not going to the dentist every 3-6 months, you won’t be receiving the professional cleanings that effectively keep plaque and tartar from creating unhealthy situations.
You also will never be made aware of any decay or gum disease that can be easily filled or fixed early on. Plus, you won’t be getting looked over for oral cancer and other potentially serious problems. Basically, your fear of the dentist is creating a situation that may give you satisfaction in the short run but is not sustainable over time.
We Can Help Alleviate Dental Anxiety
You can trust that Antoine Dental Center is on your side in the fight against cavities, gum disease, and worse situations. Yet, if you are afraid to show your face in our office, we can’t possibly help protect you in a meaningful way.
That said, we do understand that your fear and anxiety is real, and we don’t take it lightly. That is why we make preventative maintenance and all of our other dental treatments easy and comfortable with compassionate care and by offering sedation dentistry options.
A Pleasant Dental Experience Awaits
Our team totally grasps that it takes a lot of courage to pick up the phone and make that appointment. This is an even more courageous act if you have been away for a while or suspect that you have major dental issues to resolve. But if you give us a chance, we will literally put your fears to rest. And there won’t be any lectures to make you feel worse about yourself.
We offer many amenities to help you feel like you’re at home, not at the dentist. FOr instance, you can sip on some coffee, water, or soda when you come in. You can also request a blanket and pillow if you feel uncomfortable or get chilly in the office. Many of our patients love listening to their favorite music to relax, while others look forward to watching TV to pass the time away. And we can go further to put you at ease, if need be.
Sedation Dentistry At Antoine Dental Center
So, what’s the deal with dental sedation? Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives to relax you for your dental procedure.
You can count on this service whenever you need to undergo an invasive procedure or deal with your dental fear. There are three types of sedation offering different levels of relaxation:
Oral Sedation: If your treatment is non-invasive and you only have mild dental fear, you may settle for an orally administered form of sedation. Our dentist will give you a pill that you have to take prior to your operation. In spite of the simplicity of the process, however, oral sedatives are still powerful.
Inhalation Sedation: This type of sedation is the most frequently used of the three. It involves the use of nitrous oxide or ‘laughing gas’ to normalize your bodily functions and relax you for the dental treatment. In most cases, you will fall asleep. You may even forget what has happened during the procedure.
Intravenous Sedation: (IV) If your treatment is invasive or you have severe dental fear, you may count on this intravenous sedation to make things easier for you. This form of sedation is administered by injecting the sedative into your bloodstream. The result is immediate and you may relax almost instantly.
Dental Anxiety Is No Longer An Obstacle
There couldn’t be a better time to reclaim your health! At Antoine Dental Center, we won’t let dental anxiety continue to be a stumbling block.
If you suffer from dental anxiety and need a gentle dentist in the Houston, TX area who can address your needs, call us at 713-364-8990 to schedule your next appointment.
Welcome back to the Antoine Dental Center blog! If you are looking for a great dentist in the Houston, Texas area, then look no further! We are here to help you keep your mouth in tip-top shape all through life.
Today we want you to take a closer look at your smile. Is it camera-ready or closet-ready? Either way, it’s alright, we’ve seen just about everything imaginable in our office. And odds are we can help you get your smile where it needs to be.
If you have teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, overcrowded, yellow, gapped, or missing altogether, then you will want to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation sooner rather than later.
Together we’ll figure out the best plan for treatment, or combination of treatments.
Until then, you can be thinking about some of our fantastic cosmetic dentistry solutions…
Professional Teeth Whitening
Your teeth will become discolored as they age and your daily habits (coffee, tea, chocolate, wine) will leave their mark on them too. But there is a way to reverse all that darkness: a teeth whitening treatment from Antoine Dental Center.
We actually offer several different methods of teeth whitening. These include in-office whitening and professional-grade take-home whitening kits. These are much safer and far more effective than those mass-produced store-bought kits. During your consultation, we can help you choose the approach that best meets your needs, such as our super-fast Zoom! method.
If you are worried about costs or invasive procedures, this one might be a good introduction to cosmetic dentistry for you. Bonding is a cost-effective cosmetic solution that we can employ to correct small blemishes on your teeth.
With this procedure, a durable, tooth-colored material is bonded directly to your tooth to restore it to a more pristine condition. It is fast, effective and painless!
When you lose a tooth as an adult you will feel ashamed, antisocial, and depressed. You won’t look the same and your health will deteriorate as you are unable to chew the fiber-rich foods that you love.
To restore your life, as well as your looks and biting power, we offer dental implants that serve as replacement roots and teeth.
Our implants are strong posts made of titanium. Once installed, an implant will immediately begin to fuse to your jawbone providing a permanent anchor for your replacement tooth.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign is a modern method for straightening stubborn adult teeth. It primarily tackles teeth that are crooked, crowded, or gapped. And it makes the necessary adjustments in much more dignified manner than old-fashioned metal braces.
It should be noted that Invisalign is not for everyone. Still, if you are deemed to be a good candidate for Invisalign, your treatment will be comfortable, fast, effective, safe, and very subtle. And, unlike traditional braces (which can take 2-3 years), your transformation can be completed in only 12 months.
Throughout the Invisalign treatment process, you will wear a series of clear, removable aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. You switch them out yourself, so there’s no need for adjustments. And you can take them at dinner time or if you need to rinse them off. The best part is that no one will ever know about the construction zone in your mouth.
Our veneers are a versatile catch-all fix for many dental issues. This means that if you have several dental problems going on at once, they can all be covered up by veneers. During this cosmetic procedure, we simply remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth and then cement the porcelain veneers on top of them.
Make Your Makeover Happen!
If you have been inspired to make a move, contact our Houston office to schedule a cosmetic consultation. The aforementioned solutions are just a sampling of all that we can do for you. Let’s make it happen!
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! We are a Houston-based center for comprehensive dentistry solutions. That is to say that we have a variety of ways for improving the health and appearance of your smile, including orthodontic solutions.
We all had friends with braces growing up, but if you never received treatment yourself, it probably all seemed a bit strange. And you may have wondered what it was all about. Orthodontics is just the name of a field within dentistry that identifies, corrects and prevents problems with your teeth, jaws and facial structure.
Orthodontic treatment can often result in great looking teeth. Yet, our focus is broader than mere cosmetics. We are trying to create the best possible environment for good health. The sort of alignments that we provide can also improve oral health by significantly lowering the risk of tooth decay and advanced gum disease.
The important thing to keep in mind is that every treatment plan is unique and we have different strategies to employ depending on your individual needs and budget.
One thing we are asked a lot is if it is still possible to fix problematic areas of a smile once adolescence has passed. The answer is an amphatic yes! We have found that orthodontic treatment can make a meaningful difference at any age.
If you are all grown up and didn’t receive orthodontic treatment as a child or teenager, don’t assume that you have missed your window of opportunity. We can work with you to find a convenient solution for this stage of your life.
We actually have several quick and subtle options for active professionals. Our team of orthodontic experts can help you, one way or another, with our wide range of orthodontic treatments. These include classic metal braces, Invisalign, and so forth.
What Can Orthodontics Correct?
This is a specialized field but there are a wide range of issues that we can correct. Typically, we treat problems like bad bites, missing or extra teeth, misalignment, and jaw joint disorders. So, if you are living with crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, we can get you a healthier, happier smile to enjoy for the rest of your life.
We usually accomplish the desired transformation with the help of braces, aligners, expanders, retainers and other devices. These orthodontic appliances apply the necessary pressure on your teeth to shift them to a more perfect position over the course of your treatment.
The treatment times vary depending on your age, the severity of your condition, and the method that is chosen to correct your orthodontic issues.
What Is The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment?
There are no generic price levels with this kind of stuff. We can give you an accurate picture when you come in for your consultation. Keep in mind that the costs will vary depending on your unique treatment plan and timetable. No matter which treatment you decide on, we will try to make it as easy as possible for you to pay. This is truly an investment in health and happiness.
Come Find Out If Orthodontic Treatment Is Right For You
Why not make the life-changing decision to transform your smile at Antoine Dental Center? We will explain each step of the treatment process thoroughly so that you can begin treatment confident about your choices and realistic about your results.
Call us at (713) 364-8990 to get started!