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Eight Shocking Dental Implant and Tooth Loss Statistics

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Tooth Implant

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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Dentist and a woman choosing dental veneers.

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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A hand holding a set of clear orthodontic aligners.

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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A broadly smiling woman wearing orthodontic braces.

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

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

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Young Afro-American man with a perfect smile holding traditional braces in one hand and a clear aligner in the other one.

Do you see people with straight teeth as more successful or perhaps wealthier? According to a study conducted by Kelton Research, 58% of Americans would say yes to both. Many people turn to orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign® clear aligners or braces to correct misaligned teeth. At Fort Bend Dental, our dentists educate people from… Continue reading

Traditional Crowns vs. CEREC Same-Day Crowns

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dental crowns

Dental crowns traditionally require several weeks and multiple visits to the dentist. Temporary crowns must be worn while the permanent crowns are being produced, usually in a lab far away from your dentist’s office. But did you know that computer-aided drafting and manufacturing technology makes it possible to receive same-day crowns in just one visit,… Continue reading

All-on-4 Dental Implants Aftercare and Cleaning

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4® implant-retained dentures have many benefits, one of which is easy care and maintenance. Another major benefit is longevity. Our dentists, with offices serving Missouri City, TX, Richmond, TX, and Fort Bend County residents, offer All-on-4® and can answer all of your questions about the procedure, recovery, and aftercare and cleaning of your new denture… Continue reading

How Diabetes Affects Dental Implants

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A dentis explaining dental implants to a patient.

If you are living with diabetes, we understand the difficulties you face. Diabetics are more prone to gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. To replace missing teeth, we recommend dental implants as the most permanent and effective method. Our practice has helped countless patients in the Missouri City, Richmond, TX, and Fort Bend… Continue reading

Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth

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Beautiful young woman with a perfect smile.

If your teeth are crooked, it can affect your dental health as well as the way you feel about your smile. Many children, teens, and adults who come to Fort Bend Dental experience malocclusion and want to speak with our dentists about the right treatment for their needs. Rather than getting orthodontic care, our Missouri City,… Continue reading

Invisalign for Gaps

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A beautiful young woman with a perfect smile holding a clear aligner for upper teeth.

Straight teeth not only make your smile more beautiful, but they also promote oral health and function. Gapped teeth present their own unique challenges. For some, large spaces between the teeth interfere with proper chewing and harbor bacteria, leading to bad breath, discomfort, and more. Invisalign can correct many of the same orthodontic problems as… Continue reading

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