Your smile is an integral part of what people first see when they meet you, so it’s bound to leave an impression. Sometimes you might want a little bit of general or cosmetic dentistry done, despite practicing good oral hygiene and preventative dentistry. As a local dentist serving the McAllen, TX area, Xpress Dental strives to provide comprehensive dental care to make sure your teeth and gums are in optimal health, so that you can feel confident sharing your smile with the world. Take a look at our services to see just our dental clinic can do for you!
General and Cosmetic Dentistry Services
A bridge’s purpose is to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. It’s comprised of two or more crowns fused together, which are then attached to the surrounding teeth. Partial dentures are used if a patient is missing several teeth: the structures fit around the remaining teeth and are attached with metal or plastic clasps.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap fitted over a tooth that completely covers it. It’s designed to mimic an actual tooth and is often used to prevent more decay, breaking, or cracking. It restores the strength or functionality of a tooth and helps to absorb bite forces that might cause more damage later.
Instead of using metal fillings, a composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic/glass mixture used for restoring decayed teeth by bonding to the tooth. They can be used to fill cavities, change teeth color, or even reshape damaged teeth.
With in-office or dentist-supervised options, you can get better results. We offer tray-based teeth whitening (which can be done at home), or in-office teeth whitening and a special light that speeds up the whitening process, providing desirable, noticeable effects.
If there's no other treatment option available, when a tooth is too badly damaged or suffering severe gum disease, a tooth extraction may be needed. It’s a fairly common procedure that we can perform with little difficulty or pain.
If plaque isn’t properly removed, it hardens into something called calculus or tartar. When it forms below the gum line, tissue will pull away from your teeth. Scaling and root planning removes the calculus deposits and encourages tissue to reattach to teeth.
Do you live in the McAllen, TX area and think you’re a candidate for one of our many comprehensive cosmetic dentistry options? Then don’t wait: give us a call at (956) 797-7512 to schedule a consultation today!
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