General Dentistry – Crowns
Are You Looking for a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile?
Do you have a cavity that’s too large to be healed by a simple filling? If your cavity is changing the appearance of your teeth or causing further tooth decay, a crown might be right for you. An essential part of root canal treatment, dental crowns can help restore your smile, protect your teeth and bring them back to their original size and shape.
If you’re looking for a healthier smile, a dental crown might be the perfect option for your situation. Crowns can improve your smile in a wide variety of ways, including hiding tooth damage, camouflaging discoloration and supporting teeth that have undergone extensive dental treatment.
Benefits of dental crowns:
- Shield teeth affected by decay or infection
- Hide discolored or stained teeth
- Restore broken and chipped teeth
- Provide additional support to teeth
General Dentistry – Bridges
Have a Missing Tooth?
If you’re missing a tooth, a dental bridge might be the solution to restoring your mouth and giving you a healthy and attractive smile. Dental bridges are meant to “bridge the gap” between two teeth — the gap where one of your teeth used to be. They consist of two dental crowns that are placed on the healthy teeth surrounding the gap and a false tooth that the crowns hold in place between them.
Why Are Bridges Important?
Dental bridges can prevent your teeth from moving, which can happen when you lose a tooth — the rest of your teeth in your mouth shift and migrate to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. This movement can lead to pain when biting, crooked teeth, tooth decay and jaw pain.
In addition, a dental bridge is able to:
- Restore the beauty of your smile
- Maintain your ability to chew comfortably
- Restore your ability to speak clearly
- Support your facial structure
Your oral health affects the health of the rest of your body. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you’ll be able to keep the rest of your body healthy. Because of this, it’s important to find a talented general dentist to help you care for your dental health.
At Tadros Dental, we provide a full range of general dentistry services, including:
- Exam and cleaning. Preventative dentistry is the cornerstone of oral health. Visit us twice a year for a dental exam and cleaning.
- Sealants. A clear, plastic material applied to the outside of the tooth to protect it from decay and prevent cavities.
- Composite fillings. Cavity fillings composed of a tooth-colored resin, offering an improved appearance over metal fillings.
- Crowns. Caps placed over teeth that restore the size, strength, shape and appearance of the tooth.
- Laser dentistry. Using a safe and effective laser, Dr. Tadros can eliminate bleeding in gum tissue and reduce healing time for many procedures.
- Emergency dentistry. We know you don’t want to wait for an appointment time when you’re in pain, so call us and we’ll fit you in as soon as possible.
Restore the Beauty and Health of Your Teeth
If your smile isn’t as healthy and full as it once was, restorative dentistry may be your best option for renewing the appearance and health of your mouth. Whether you have damaged teeth, an oral infection or missing teeth, restorative dentistry can help give you the smile you remember.
Does Your Tooth Hurt?
Dental pain can be the worst. What started as a mild toothache yesterday is now almost unbearable. When you have a toothache, it hurts to eat. It hurts to talk. It hurts to smile. You name it, it hurts. It’s impossible to ignore the pain and delaying treatment could have serious implications for your oral health.
Dental issues that might require emergency treatment:
- Tooth infection
- Tooth knocked out
- Cracked tooth
- Sore and swollen gums
- Lost crown
We’re Here for You
When you have a dental emergency, we’re here for you. Our phones are answered after hours so we can help patients who need a dentist — even after hours or on a Saturday. When you call, we’ll help you arrange an emergency dental visit to relieve the pain and heal your tooth. We give priority to emergency cases, so you can rest assured that your emergency dental needs will be taken care of as soon as possible.
General Dentistry – Dentures
The decision to get dentures can be a daunting one. There are so many options: complete dentures, partial dentures, immediate dentures, overdentures and more. It can be difficult to decide if you even need dentures, and if so, which dentures are right for you.
Whether you need a full set of dentures or partial dentures to replace just a few missing teeth, we have the expertise to give you dentures that will improve your life.
What Can Dentures Do for You?
Dentures can boost your confidence and self-esteem and improve your overall appearance. By replacing missing teeth, you can prevent your facial muscles from sagging and looking hollow. A properly fitting denture can also prevent the wrinkles that appear around the lips when teeth are missing.
Benefits of dentures:
- Continue to chew food comfortably
- Speak more clearly
- Smile confidently
- Enjoy an improved appearance
General Dentistry – Sealants
A dental sealant is a clear, plastic material applied to the outside of the tooth. Sealants protect your teeth from dental decay and help prevent dental cavities.
Many patients choose dental sealants for their convenience and satisfying results. Dental sealants are:
- Effective at preventing cavities. Dental sealants can protect your teeth from dental decay. They are highly recommended for molars in the back of your mouth that may be hard to reach with a toothbrush.
- Invisible to everyone but your dentist. Sealants are clear and won’t be noticed by anyone but a trained dental care specialist.
- Easily applied. Sealants can be applied to your teeth in one easy appointment. No waiting and no hassle.
- Long-lasting. Dental sealants are very durable and can last up to ten years before they need to be re-applied.
A Houston Dentist for Your Whole Family
Sealants are a great option for you and your entire family. At Tadros Dental, we pride ourselves on the personal and comprehensive care we provide for our patients. Whether you’re new to our office or one of our long-term patients, Dr. Tadros makes your satisfaction his top priority.
General Dentistry – Dental Implants
Missing a tooth can keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. It can make it difficult to eat or speak clearly. You might not want to smile in public for fear that people will notice that gap in your teeth.
Missing teeth can also negatively affect your health because your teeth may shift, leaving you with a misaligned bite and causing tooth decay and bone loss. A gap in your teeth may also increase your likelihood of developing gum disease because of the extra space for food and bacteria to accumulate.
We Can Help You Love Your Smile with Dental Implants
One common way we can fill the gap of where your missing tooth used to be is by using dental implants, preventing all of the negative consequences of missing teeth. Dental implants even prevent bone loss that often accompanies missing teeth. They look natural and don’t require any special care. If you have more than one tooth missing, dental implants are an excellent alternative to slippery dentures.
Dental implants are:
- Stronger and more durable than dentures
- A permanent solution for your missing teeth
- Natural looking and almost impossible to distinguish from natural teeth
- More comfortable and longer lasting than dentures
General Dentistry – Root Canals
If you have a severe toothache, it may be due to an inflamed or infected pulp within the tooth. To save the tooth and prevent future pain, you may need a root canal.
Signs your tooth might need a root canal:
- Pain, discoloration or prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat
- Tenderness when touched
- Pus drainage in the mouth
- Teeth showing signs of infection on X-rays
Many people dread root canals, but in actuality, root canals have a high success rate and can save your tooth from needing to be extracted. With the help of a local anesthetic, you’ll feel little to no pain during the procedure. After treatment, your tooth will be able to function just like normal.
When you come into our office with a toothache, Dr. Tadros will examine your mouth and determine if you need a root canal. Together, you’ll come up with a treatment plan that works for you. Root canal treatments are typically completed in our office in one or two visits, depending on the extent of the infection and timeline for treatment.
General Dentistry – Composite Fillings
Have a Cavity?
If you have a cavity, you’re probably nervous about going to the dentist. You might be afraid of experiencing pain during the filling procedure and worried about the appearance of a large metal filling in your smile.
But there’s another option: composite fillings. A composite fillings is made of a tooth-colored resin that blends in with your teeth and looks completely natural to anyone but your dentist.
There is another advantage that composite fillings have over metal fillings as well. Composites bond to the structure of your tooth and help support your tooth against future damage. This can prevent breakage and help insulate your tooth, decreasing sensitivity.
Advantages of composite fillings
- Natural appearance
- Strengthens the tooth
- Requires less tooth cutting compared to metal fillings
- Does not corrode
- Environmentally safe
- Easy to fix if damaged
Don’t Wait to Treat Your Cavity
Don’t put off treatment for your cavity any longer. A dental filling can prevent your cavity from becoming infected and painful.
Exam and Cleaning
Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential components of caring for your oral health. Stopping by the dentist every six months is needed to prevent cavities and protect yourself from serious dental problems down the road.
A Houston General Dentistry That’s Right for You
No matter how well you brush and floss, plaque can still build up in the spaces between your teeth. During a professional cleaning at Tadros Dental, a dental hygienist will remove hardened plaque deposits from difficult-to-reach places and apply an anti-cavity fluoride treatment that will help strengthen your teeth against decay.
During a dental exam, Dr. Tadros will evaluate your overall oral health, identify any potential problem areas and help you find the right solutions. An annual X-ray can catch dental cavities before they become painful and difficult to manage. Moreover, every exam includes a screening for precancerous lesions and other signs of oral cancer.