By Conroe Family Dentistry
May 28, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth fractures, breaks and cracks may put your smile at risk. Fortunately, your dentists, Drs. Logan Wood and Radley Robins of Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, can help protect your damaged teeth with dental crowns.

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is created from an impression of your mouth and looks just like a tooth minus its roots. The hollow design allows the crown to slip over your tooth, covering it completely. Before you receive a crown, your tooth will be reduced in size slightly to accommodate the restoration.

Crowns are made of materials that look just like tooth enamel, including porcelain, ceramic, resin, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. These materials are not only attractive but durable enough to withstand years of wear-and-tear.

We are able to do crowns in a day, so you'll only need to schedule a single visit with our Conroe dental office if you are going to receive a dental crown. How does this restoration work? It's simple and technological all at the same time. We take impressions of the tooth and surrounding hard and soft oral tissues.

Your crown is designed and manufactured right in the office. The crown is fashioned from a single piece of tooth-colored ceramic.

After shaping your tooth to receive the crown, the dentist uses a light-activated cement to bond the crown in place. The crown replicates your old tooth but is strong, naturally-colored and perfectly shaped to bite and blend in with its neighbors.

When are crowns needed?

Crowns protect teeth that are cracked, brittle, or fragile, preventing them from breaking. They're also used to strengthen teeth weakened by large fillings or root canal therapy. Your crown absorbs biting forces generated when you chew, protecting your damaged tooth.

You may also need a crown if a tooth breaks or fractures. Broken teeth are certainly very noticeable, but the change in your appearance isn't the only issue. The exposed edges of your teeth can be very painful unless they're covered by a crown. Those edges may also cut your mouth, gums, tongue, and lips when you chew.

Crowns restore the normal shape, height, and width of your tooth, enhancing your appearance and improving your chewing and biting ability. They're available in many common tooth shades to ensure that your new restoration looks completely natural in your mouth.

Concerned?

Safeguard your smile with dental crowns! Call your dentists in Conroe, TX, Drs. Wood and Robins of Conroe Family Dentistry, at (936) 539-2211 to schedule your appointment.

By Conroe Family Dentistry
April 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

The Importance Of Preventive Care

We use our teeth so much that sometimes we start to take them for granted. It is easy to forget how vulnerable they are. And regardless of how far dental practices and technology have gotten, your natural teeth are worth protecting. At Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe TX, our dentists, Dr. Logan Wood, and Dr. Radley Robins make it their priority to help their patients protect their oral health. One of the main aspects of dental care is preventative care. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care.

What is Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dentistry is oral care that is based on the idea that we can prevent poor oral health with the help of education, and treatments of any problems that occur early on, in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. With good preventative care, you can avoid gum disease, cavities, enamel wear, and tooth loss. If a dental problem like gingivitis, for example, is left untreated, that bacteria in the gums is allowed to fester and progress the condition to peridontitis which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Once the gum has gotten weak and the tooth loss has begun, it is significantly more difficult to get the full functionality of the teeth back, even with the help of artificial teeth. This is why if the problem was dealt with early on, then the tooth loss does not occur. This is one of the reasons why it is important to at least have annual dental visits. Dentists can educate you on your oral care needs.

Find Out More About How Our Dentists Can Help You

If you live in or around Conroe, TX, our office, Conroe Family Dentistry, provides family-friendly dental care that is designed around the idea of preventative dental care. We make it a priority to educate our patients so that they can then care for their dental health needs on their own. We believe that our patients should have the information they need to make educated decisions about their oral health. Call our office at (936) 539-2211 to set up an appointment today.

By Conroe Family Dentistry
February 19, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Are your dental contours less than satisfactory? Do some teeth have chips or deep stains? Here at Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins, fix these smile imperfections with the help of porcelain veneers. Thin shells of high-grade porcelain, veneers disguise aesthetic flaws so that you can smile with confidence.

A chipped tooth

It's no big deal—unless you're the person who has one right in the front of your mouth. Defects such as chips, small gaps, stains, pits, and mild overcrowding may not affect your oral health, but they sure do hurt your self-confidence.

We suggest you come to our Conroe office for a review of your cosmetic dentistry options. Dr. Wood or Dr. Robins will examine your gums and teeth, take an X-ray screening, and ask you how you want to improve your smile.

Next, you and your cosmetic dentist will discuss the best way to fix your smile. Next to professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers—also called dental laminates—are today's most popular aesthetic service.

How veneers work

Dental laminates are custom-made according to your oral impressions and any instructions that your dentist gives the dental lab. Each restoration is sculpted individually and colored to blend in with the rest of your smile.

To make sure, that each veneer fits over the front side of your teeth properly, your dentist gently removes a portion of enamel—about 1/2 millimeter. Next, he installs temporary veneers so that your smile looks natural while your permanent laminates are made.

Once the veneers come back from the lab, your dentist takes off the temporary laminates and tries on the permanent ones. To finalize the treatment, a tooth-colored cement is used to bonds the new veneers in place, leaving you with a brand-new smile!

Are you ready to change your smile?

The team at Conroe Family Dentistry is ready to help. Please contact the office today to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Wood or Dr. Robins: (936) 539-2211.

By Conroe Family Dentistry
October 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Find out how our Conroe cosmetic dentist can enhance your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry has become a very popular way to achieve your dream smile when genetics or other problems have left you with a less-Whiteningthan-perfect set of teeth. Of course, there are so many options out there these days that choosing the right one can be a bit daunting. Read on to learn about the different techniques and treatments that our Conroe, TX, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins, use to transform patients' smiles.

 

Teeth Shaping

Teeth shaping or contouring refers to a non-invasive technique in which our Conroe, TX, dentist will remove a bit of tooth enamel to alter the shape and size of one or more teeth. This treatment is completely painless, and it can be performed during your next dental visit in order to create immediate results. This is a great option for someone who might be dealing with an excessively sharp or pointy tooth or a tooth that stands out from the rest because it’s a bit unevenly shaped.

 

Professional Teeth Whitening

Getting a whiter smile is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available here at our Conroe office. In as little as one hour, our dental team can remove those yellow stains and brighten your smile by several shades. If you are looking for fast, dramatic results, then chairside whitening will be the best option. This bleaching system can remove stubborn external stains caused by aging, smoking, and diet.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can provide widespread changes and improvements to the overall shape, size, color, and even alignment of your teeth. If you are dealing with the teeth that are oddly shaped, deeply discolored, or just a bit out of alignment, then bonding these thin porcelain shells to the front of your teeth can be your way to achieve a more perfect smile.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are ready to design your perfect smile, call Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 539-2211 to schedule a consultation with one of your cosmetic dentists.

By Conroe Family Dentistry
June 13, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  
ImproveYourDentalHealthbyMasteringYourBrushingSkills

You're not just a patient to your dentist—you're also a partner for achieving your best oral health possible. And it takes what both of you do to achieve it.

No doubt your dentist always strives to bring their "A Game" when providing you care. You should carry the same attitude into your personal oral hygiene—to truly master the skill of brushing.

Like its equally important counterpart flossing, brushing isn't mechanically complicated—you need only a minimum of dexterity to perform it. But there are nuances to brushing that could mean the difference between just adequate and super effective.

The goal of both brushing and flossing is to clean the teeth of dental plaque, a built-up film of bacteria and food particles most responsible for dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Brushing removes plaque from the broad front and back surfaces of teeth, while flossing removes it from between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach.

While a lot of cleaning tasks require bearing down with a little "elbow grease," that's unnecessary with brushing—in fact, you may increase your risk of gum recession if you brush too vigorously or too often. All you need is to apply a gentle, circular motion along all tooth surfaces from the gum line to the top of the tooth—a thorough brushing usually takes about two minutes, once or twice a day.

Your equipment is also important. Be sure your toothbrush is soft-bristled, multi-tufted and with a head small enough to maneuver comfortably inside your mouth. Because the bristles wear and eventually lose their effectiveness, change your brush about every three months. And be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to help strengthen your enamel.

One last tip: while it may sound counterintuitive, don't brush immediately after a meal. Eating increases the mouth's acidity, which can temporarily soften the minerals in tooth enamel. If you brush right away you might slough off tiny bits of softened enamel. Instead, wait an hour before brushing to give your saliva time to neutralize the acid and help re-mineralize your enamel.

Unlike your dentist partner, your role in caring for your teeth doesn't require years of training. But a little extra effort to improve your brushing proficiency could increase your chances for a healthy mouth.

If you would like more information on best practices for personal oral hygiene, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “10 Tips for Daily Oral Care at Home.”





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