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Say Goodbye to Goopy Dental Impressions

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When it comes to unpleasant experiences at the dentist, it is not uncommon to hear patients complain about getting a dental impression. A traditional dental impression involves biting down on a tray of soft gooey material to get an “imprint” of your teeth. Impressions are needed for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or dentures.… Continue reading

Reasons to Extract a Permanent Tooth

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At Fort Bend Dental, we are fully equipped to save a damaged or diseased tooth. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. There are situations in which it may be necessary to extract a permanent tooth. While tooth removal may seem scary, it is really a simple procedure that can be done with minimal discomfort. A tooth… Continue reading

Should I Ask for Sedation Dentistry?

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Many people have a false perception of sedation dentistry. You may think sedation dentistry means being put to sleep, or you may assume this service is only available to patients undergoing a lengthy or invasive procedure. The truth is; sedation dentistry can be used for any patient that would otherwise avoid going to the dentist… Continue reading

Tight Schedule? Consider Same Day Crowns

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Dental crowns are not a new concept in dentistry. In fact, crowns have been used to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength for decades. Once it is permanently bonded in place, a custom crown fully encases all visible portions of a damaged tooth. When fabricated with porcelain, cosmetic crowns are natural-looking and able to… Continue reading

Implants and Implant Restorations: What’s the Difference?

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If you are slated to get dental implants soon or simply curious about this restorative dental procedure, you may have a lot to learn. Understanding why dental implants are the gold standard solution for teeth replacement must start with understanding the anatomy of dental implants. It is common to hear the terms “implants” and “implant… Continue reading

Treating a Gummy Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Gums that are too prominent can cause your teeth to appear small. This is the most common cause of a “gummy smile.” Many people with gummy smiles are self-conscious about this feature and wish for a procedure that can make the gums look less prominent when smiling or talking. Luckily, gum contouring can do just… Continue reading

Eight Shocking Dental Implant and Tooth Loss Statistics

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At Fort Bend Dental, we prioritize preventative care to help patients avoid complex restorative treatments, like dental implants. That’s why patients from all across Fort Bend County, including Missouri City and Richmond, TX, come to seek our expertise and care. Even with the best preventative care, trauma and genetics can lead to unexpected tooth loss.… Continue reading

How to Decide Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

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When preparing to have veneers placed, patients must choose between composite and porcelain veneers. While both provide stunning results, each technique has distinct characteristics and benefits that need to be considered before choosing which is right for you. Serving patients in Missouri City, TX, Richmond, TX, and Fort Bend County, Fort Bend Dental can assist… Continue reading

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?

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Some people dislike the idea of straightening their teeth with traditional metal braces. Fortunately there’s another option. Invisalign® is a discreet orthodontic treatment that makes it possible to achieve a straighter smile without the use of obtrusive metal braces. Traditional orthodontic treatment has a reputation for being costly, which leads many to assume that Invisalign… Continue reading

Adult Orthodontics

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Orthodontics correct malocclusion problems related to the position of the teeth and/or alignment of the bite. Orthodontic treatment benefits patients by improving oral functions, enhancing the appearance of the smile, and preventing dental complications. Most people think of orthodontics as a dental treatment geared primarily towards pre-teens and teens, but many address these types of… Continue reading

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