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West Orem Dental

Dentist in Houston, Texas
Address: 4613 West Orem Dr. Houston, TX 77045
Phone: 713-433-4344

Schedule an Appointment

Whether you’re one of our current patients or a new patient, please schedule an appointment online or call us at 713-433-4344. We look forward to meeting you and giving you the perfect smile!

West Orem Dental

Dentist in Houston, Texas
Address: 4613 West Orem Dr. Houston, TX 77045
Phone: 713-433-4344

Procedures at West Orem Dental

At West Orem Dental, we offer all of the latest dental treatments in the areas of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. The following is a brief overview of our more popular dental treatments.

 

General Dentistry

General dentistry procedures are preventive or diagnostic in nature, i.e., they can help you either avoid dental issues or diagnose them so you can seek treatment.

  • Preventative Dentistry: These treatments and procedures help you prevent gum disease and other dental issues from occurring at all.
  • Teeth Cleaning: The dentist uses a scalar, electric toothbrush, and floss to thoroughly remove every last trace of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This prevents bacterial decay from spreading and prevents gum disease.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: It’s best to identify signs of oral cancer as early as possible because that’s the only time when they can be treated easily. During an oral cancer screening, the dentist examines your mouth for signs of oral cancer like cancerous lesions, red or white marks, and lumps.
  • TMJ/TMD: The joints in the sides of the face, known as temporomandibular joint, control our jaw movements. When they get injured or misaligned, you suffer from TMD, i.e., temporomandibular joint disorder. This leads to jaw stiffness, bruxism, and various other issues. Once the dentist identifies the root cause of TMD, he or she can recommend the correct treatment.
  • Scaling & Root Planing: These are both minimally invasive procedure used to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. During scaling, the dental hygienist removes all of the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth. During root planing, the dental hygienist smoothens the root surface to reattach it to your gums.
  • Pediatric Dentistry: We are a certified pediatric dentistry and our dentist is specially trained to deal with oral issues that are particular to children such as dental caries and issues that occur during the transition between baby teeth and permanent teeth.
  • Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding: Bruxism is a condition that can severely damage your teeth and jaws, even leading to TMD, because you unconsciously keep grinding your teeth. The dentist identifies the root cause of bruxism and treats it accordingly. The dentist may also recommend a mouthguard to minimize the damage caused by teeth grinding.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a set of treatments we offer to restore your teeth to their original and normal appearance and functions.

  • Composite Fillings: Do you have cavities in your teeth as a result of bacterial decay? Composite fillings are tooth-colored materials that can fill up the cavities and stop the decay from spreading.
  • Root Canals: This procedure is only necessary if the bacterial infection spreads into your pulp chamber. When that happens, the dentist removes the pulp and dead nerves from the chamber in order to protect the teeth from complete decay.
  • Dental Implants: This is the best tooth replacement procedure. The dentist inserts a titanium framework or post into the jawbone under the socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone grows around the post, making the implant a rooted part of your body. Dental crowns and bridges can then be attached over the post to function as your actual teeth.
  • Dentures & Partials: Complete dentures are removable appliances that you wear in your mouth to serve as your teeth. They’re connected to a gum-colored plastic base so that they look real. Partials are partial dentures used by people who have only lost some of their teeth.
  • Gum Disease: If you allow plaque and tartar to accumulate in your mouth, they can eventually lead to bacterial decay. When this happens, you get gum disease and it can eventually infect your gums, teeth, and bones. Gum disease is treated with procedures like scaling, root planing, or even osseous surgery.
  • Crown & Bridges: Dental crowns are covers for your teeth made from either porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, gold, or silver amalgam. They attach over your existing teeth to strengthen them or enhance their appearance. Dental bridges are a series of fake teeth that can replace missing teeth.
  • Bone Grafting: When you lose too much of your bone structure due to tooth loss, it’s no longer possible to get dental implants. In that case, the dentist may get bone grafts from external sources and plant them in the affected region of the missing tooth to facilitate bone regeneration.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a set of treatments and procedures that aren’t necessary from a medical standpoint but they help enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

  • Porcelain Veneers: These are thin porcelain materials shaped to look just like real teeth and cemented to the surface of your teeth to enhance their appearance. However, the dentist has to first shave off some of the surface enamel in order to accommodate them.
  • Teeth Whitening: The dentist uses a whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide to bleach the surface enamel of your teeth. This removes all of the surface stains and restores your original whiteness.
  • Gingivectomy: This is a procedure in which the dentist removes the excess gum tissues to make your smile appear less “gummy”. While this is usually done for cosmetic purposes, it may also be done to remove infected gums if you’re suffering from periodontitis.

Others

These are some of the other procedures and treatments we offer at West Orem Dental.

  • Osseous Surgery: If your periodontitis has spread into your bones, then the dentist will have to remove some of the infected bone from around your teeth to prevent the infection from spreading further.
  • Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment: Bite misalignment means your teeth aren’t as straight or aligned as they should be. There are a number of different procedures are treatments, such as Invisalign, splints, braces, etc., by with which your bite can be aligned properly. Braces are the most common procedure during which pressure is applied on your teeth for an extended period to move them in the current direction.
  • Ridge Preservation: When you lose your teeth, you also start losing some of the bone structure under the teeth. If you lose too much of the bone structure, there may be some complications like dry socket and you won’t be able to get dental implants later. As such, dentists sometimes recommend a ridge preservation procedure during which bone grafts are used to preserve the bone structure even after tooth loss.

While these are some of the most popular treatments at West Orem Dental, you can contact us to discuss any and all of your dental needs.


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