A Lifetime of Great Dental Health
Cosmetic Dentistry in Brownsville, TX
Crooked teeth, worn teeth, fillings, gaps, chips, cracks, and discolorations – you name it, we can fix it! It’s no secret that our smiles have a huge effect on how others see us and how we feel about ourselves. Many patients tell us that they would love to fix their teeth, but they assume it will take something extreme to make it possible. They are thrilled to find out there are many conservative options for improvement. Ask us about veneers, bonding, crowns, and more. We also offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening.
Actual Westlake Patient – Before
Actual Westlake Patient – After
Individual results may vary.
Dental Care in a
Even though our doctors take great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some people are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If you or a loved one breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have a simple solution. One hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You will reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. This is ideal for fearful people or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases.
Do You Find Yourself
Falling Asleep on the Job?
If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during the day, or snoring loudly or having interrupted breathing during sleep, it may be sleep apnea. This condition can lead to or contribute to serious health concerns. If you have been diagnosed and can’t tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP machine, modern dentistry has new treatment options such as oral appliances. These appliances are small acrylic devices that fit over the upper and lower teeth similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They gently realign your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air flow to the lungs as you sleep and have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them. If you snore or a physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, give us a call today.
If a tooth is extensively damaged or infected, or if third molars are impacted, extraction is the solution to the problem. We do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
Do You Have Pain in Your Temples or Jaw Joints? Are Your Teeth Sore or Sensitive?
Has your dentist ever asked you to bite down on what looks like a piece of carbon paper? The dentist was checking your “occlusion” or how your teeth mesh together. Improper meshing can lead to pain in the teeth, muscles, and jaw joints. It can also cause fractures in teeth and crowns and can even lead to nighttime teeth grinding. Aligning the teeth properly can be incredibly complex, since interference the thickness of a human hair can cause problems. That’s why we are proud to be use a state-of-the-art instrument called the Tekscan™. This computerized bite analysis ensures your teeth are properly aligned so you won’t have the problems that come with a “bad bite.”