At our Houston dental office we offer multiple restorative options to better protect children from tooth decay and complications, such as gum disease. For example, our dentist cleans and polishes the teeth during routine check-ups to remove accumulated plaque and tartar before cavities develop. For high-risk patients, our dentist can apply dental sealants to prevent erosion by acidic foods and bacteria. Fluoride treatment is also available to strengthen and remineralize teeth when erosion is occurring. Whereas dental sealants can last for years, fluoride may be recommended for regular re-application to maintain effectiveness.
With regular check-ups at our office early in life, children can look and feel better to enjoy more confidence and stronger health as they grow. To schedule an appointment for your child, give us a call today! We look forward to brightening your child’s smile.
Do you suffer from red, inflamed, uncomfortable gums? You may have an extremely common disease known as gum disease. Luckily, America Dental Center can help! We offer periodontal treatment for patients suffering from gingivitis or gum disease.
Scaling and root planning requires using specialized instruments to reach the depths of periodontal pockets and scrape away the accumulated plaque. While scraping tools are commonly used during the cleaning step of routine check-ups, those applications normally do not involve addressing the areas under the gums as deep cleaning does. With the periodontal pockets cleared of plaque and bacteria, the teeth and gums can more easily be maintained with routine practices so that full gum health can return.
At America Dental Center in Houston, the deep cleaning treatment involves clearing plaque and bacteria out of the periodontal pockets, which develop along the teeth as gum disease worsens. At this stage, simple brushing and flossing are not able to clear the food and bacteria collected at the gum line, which makes scaling and root planning essential for recovery.
Either a manual scaling tool or an ultrasonic scalar is used for scaling and root planning. A manual scaling tool requires scraping along all areas of the tooth enamel to remove the plaque there, but an ultrasonic scalar clears the plaque away through tiny, high frequency vibrations. The two methods can also be combined to remove the largest amount of plaque possible.
Want to get your periodontal gum disease under control? Contact our Houston dental clinic today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment to begin your periodontal treatment.
Our Houston cosmetic dentist also offers teeth whitening for a brighter, more beautiful smile, dental bonding to erase minor flaws, dental veneers to conceal more significant damage or wear and dental inlays and on lays to repair more serious structural damage. Restorations are available for patients who are missing one or more teeth. If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, we can talk to you about your options. Some treatments can be completed in as little as a single appointment so that you can share your new smile immediately.
Don’t let your health or confidence suffer because of damaged or missing teeth. A broken or missing tooth can have a negative impact on your health and your self-esteem. Simple acts like eating can become uncomfortable or painful, and smiling can have the same effect. Not only that, but your damaged or missing tooth can influence the way others think of you because your dental history is wide open and on public display.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are “caps” that cover your flawed or damaged teeth. We match your crowns to the color and shape of your other healthy teeth. A dental crown can permanently conceal a variety of flaws, such as chips, cracks, and stains. Crowns are also used to repair and replace teeth damaged by decay, disease, or trauma and protect them from future damage. At America Dental Center we have state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to custom make and place your dental crowns in one visit!
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns offer cosmetic and functional value for patients whose teeth have been damaged by oral health problems or physical trauma. By covering damaged teeth with crowns, your Houston dentist restores their appearance and protects them from future damage. With so many issues addressed effectively by crowns, this dental treatment is among the most flexible used today.
If you are tired of being embarrassed by your smile, contact America Dental Center in Houston and ask about our dental crown treatment. If you don’t want to go one more day with your current smile, we offer same-day crowns using the latest dental technology. We look forward to restoring your smile!
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. It affects people of all ages. In fact, most people have at least one cavity by the time they reach adulthood. Thankfully, dental fillings have become a solution to restoring teeth suffering from decay.
Tooth-colored dental fillings, also known as composite resins due to the material, have been used for several decades. In the past, composite resin was not durable enough for your back teeth, which received a lot of pressure from biting and chewing. Today, America Dental Center uses state-of-the-art materials that are strong enough to restore your tooth for many years.
A traditional filling made from amalgam (also known as silver fillings) leaves your smile with unsightly dark spots. In addition, these old amalgam fillings contain mercury, raising concerns for those with metal allergies or who may be susceptible to mercury poisoning. Today, our Houston dental fillings expert can provide you with an attractive, safe solution that leaves your smile just as beautiful as ever.
How Can I Get Tooth-Colored Fillings?
If you are a candidate for a tooth colored filling, our expert in dental fillings in Houston will begin by numbing the treatment area. The decayed tissue will then be removed. Because there is no need to create retention grooves, healthier tissue can be preserved. Once the cavity has been cleaned, the putty-like composite resin material will be applied in thin layers and shaped to match the surface of the tooth. We will finish by curing the resin with a high-intensity light and polishing the filling to match the sheen of the tooth. Once the filling is finished, it will blend seamlessly with the rest of the tooth.
If you suffer from tooth decay, contact our experts at America Dental Center today and schedule an appointment for tooth-colored fillings. We look forward to restoring your smile!
Have you been hiding your smile because of your stained teeth? If you keep your mouth closed, limit your conversations, or keep your mouth shut when you smile around people or in photos, you may benefit from our professional whitening treatments.
In Office Zoom! Whitening
Zoom! In office teeth whitening is one of the fastest, most effective whitening treatments available today. In just one hour, it can leave your teeth up to 10 shades whiter. This means you can whiten your teeth during your lunch break and go back to work with a brighter smile! Plus, there is no inconvenient downtime or recovery period. This makes it an ideal solution if you need a whiter smile for a wedding, graduation, reunion, or other social function.
Do you suffer from missing or severely decayed teeth? Dreaming of a brighter smile? Dentures have been a popular method of replacing missing teeth for decades. Our premium, natural-looking dentures can give you the ability to chew and speak again. They also can restore your smile and your appearance to what it was before. Patients who need to replace all or some of their teeth, respectively, can use either full or partial dentures.
What Are Full Dentures?
Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in the mouth of a patient. Although full dentures may be recommended by your dentist for patients who have already lost all of their teeth, some individuals may benefit from having their few remaining teeth extracted to make way for full dentures. Full dentures may vary slightly in terms of their construction, but designs normally involve false teeth set in artificial, flesh-colored gums that are made of acrylic. Stability is most commonly controlled by suction against the gums. As the jaws change shape over time, patients require new dentures to ensure stability and a more natural appearance.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are similar to full ones in that they hold false teeth in natural-looking artificial gums. However, this treatment from America Dental Center can be used to replace one or several teeth as an alternative to other tooth replacements, such as dental implants and bridge-supported dentures. Stabilization of partial dentures may be accomplished with the use of a metal brace anchored to remaining natural teeth or dental implants placed in the jaw bone.
Insurance & Payment Options
Insurance & Financial Information
At America Dental Center we believe that everyone deserves exceptional and affordable dental care. For this reason, we accept various forms of payment and try to work with most dental insurance companies. We are proud to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Our dental office in Houston is proud to accept Care Credit. Care Credit functions much like a credit card and can be used for any of our dental treatments. Depending on which Care Credit option you are approved for you can also have no interest for 6, 12 and 18 months.
Lending Club provides credit accounts for patients that would like to finance their dental treatment at America Dental Center in Houston. You can finance from $499 to $32,000 depending upon your credit and the treatment you are receiving.
Wells Fargo Financing
With the Wells Fargo Health Advantage credit card you can make payments on your dental procedures over time. It is a revolving line of credit, meaning you can use it over and over for dental treatments at our office.
We welcome most forms of insurance at our office. For more information about the types of coverage accepted, please contact our billing and payment coordinator. Fees are due at the time services are rendered, but most patients appreciate our flexible payment options.