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Treat Gaps with Porcelain Veneers

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A blonde-haired woman with a perfect smile.

Of all the cosmetic dentistry treatments that are available to enhance the smile, few are as versatile as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are shell-like prosthetics that cover the front of the teeth to hide a comprehensive range of dental flaws, including minor alignment problems. Gaps are a common concern for patients with misalignment issues. If… Continue reading

Avoid the Top Causes of Dental Implant Failure

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Tooth implant

There are many treatments out there for missing teeth, Getting dental implants is arguably the ideal option. These artificial tooth roots are surgically anchored into the jawbone and gum tissue. Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. That means all levels of tooth loss can be treated thanks to implant dentistry.… Continue reading

Finding the Best Toothpaste for Porcelain Veneers

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A cheerful young woman brushing her teeth in front of a bathroom mirror.

Porcelain veneers conceal oral blemishes to give patients straighter, whiter, and more attractive teeth. Although porcelain veneers are durable, they are not meant to last forever. However, the goal is to make them last as long as possible. To prolong the lifespan of porcelain veneers, patients need to practice good oral hygiene habits. Brushing is… Continue reading

Poor Nutrition and Dental Problems

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A satisfied senior woman in a dental chair looking at her perfect teeth in a mirror.

You are what you eat, or so the old saying goes. It should come as no surprise, then, that good nutrition can make a major difference when it comes to your dental health. Eating right today could mean avoiding tooth loss and dentures during your golden years. That’s why our Richmond and Missouri City, TX… Continue reading

Dental Implants and Smoking

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A bearded middle-aged businessman smoking a cigarette.

Dental implants replace the crown and roots of a missing tooth. They can prevent a wide range of dental complications associated with tooth loss. Additionally, dental implants restore oral functions and allow patients to enjoy a beautiful smile. It is important that patients do everything they can to promote the success of dental implant treatment.… Continue reading

Affordable Dentures – What Are My Options?

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Dental Dentures

When a person has lost a significant number of teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth, dentures are the most practical tooth loss solution. Dentures can replace a large set or a complete arch of teeth to restore oral function and improve the appearance of the smile. Whether a patient needs partial or complete… Continue reading

Dental Implant Recovery Timeline

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single dental implant

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, the team at Fort Bend Dental can help. Our dentists in Richmond and Missouri City, TX offer numerous solutions for tooth loss, including crowns, bridges, and dentures supported by dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are strong and offer a superior hold to dental adhesives and… Continue reading

BOTOX® for TMJ Disorder

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Woman receiving Botox injection for TMJ treatment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is widely known for its ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Fort Bend Dental, we can also alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder with BOTOX Cosmetic at our Missouri City, TX and Richmond, TX offices. Our team’s extensive knowledge and experience treating TMJ disorder makes us… Continue reading

Gum Recession: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

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A woman showing her upper jaw gum.

Gum recession is a widespread dental health issue. In fact, it can even affect those who practice diligent oral hygiene. The condition occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth roots and leaving you vulnerable to gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, TX… Continue reading

Seven Tips to Reduce Invisalign® Discomfort

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A hand holding a set of clear orthodontic aligners.

Patients that want straighter teeth have a convenient and affordable treatment option with Invisalign®. The aligner trays gradually move the teeth into alignment. At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, TX, we offer Invisalign treatment. This cosmetic procedure is mostly pain-free, but periodic discomfort can be experienced. These seven tips can reduce Invisalign discomfort. 1.… Continue reading

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