Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By Conroe Family Dentistry
December 09, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Have you lost one or two teeth and aren't quite ready for dentures yet? Then, you might want to consider dental implants in Conroe, TX. Implant restorations provide you with a strong replacement tooth that will last for many years. At Conroe Family Dentistry, Dr. Logan Wood, Dr. Emily Graham, and Dr. Radley Robins can provide you with the solid oral health care that you need.

How Implants Work 

Implant restoration utilizes a multiple-stage system to replace missing teeth. It starts by carefully inserting a titanium implant into your bone. Next, this implant goes directly where your missing tooth sat and requires several months of healing before putting on the replacement tooth. 

Finally, each replacement crown is carefully crafted to look like the tooth that it is replacing and is carefully polished to make it as attractive and natural-looking as possible. Its strong material construction helps to fight against various types of decay problems, including plaque and bacteria. Implants also provide many other benefits that make them a good choice. Understanding these benefits can help you decide if restoration is suitable for you. 

The Benefits of Implants 

If you get dental implants in Conroe, TX, at Conroe Family Dentistry, you'll receive many benefits for your oral health. These advantages help to keep the rest of your teeth strong and minimize decay throughout your mouth. Just a few benefits you'll experience with implants include:

  • Durable Strength — Implants can last for the rest of your life if you're careful about regular maintenance. This includes brushing and flossing the implant and visiting your dentist regularly. 
  • Handsome Appearance — Implants look so close to a natural tooth that most people won't realize you were ever missing one. This benefit also improves your self-esteem by minimizing aesthetic issues.
  • Enhanced Jaw Strength — When you lose a tooth, your jaw can weaken and lead to sagging skin throughout your face. Implants help by providing a higher level of support.

These benefits help to make implants a substantial investment for people missing a tooth. They not only improve your overall appearance but boost your oral strength. Talk to your dentist about insurance options to ensure that you qualify for coverage and payment.

Work With Us Today

Do you want dental implants in Conroe, TX, from a dental professional you can trust? Then please call us today at Conroe Family Dentistry. Dr. Wood, Dr. Graham, and Dr. Robins understand the implant process and will do their best to ensure you are satisfied. Call (936) 539-2211 to learn more or set up an appointment with one of our dental professionals. We'll do what we can to help keep your teeth strong.

By Conroe Family Dentistry
April 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

It’s common for people to fear going to the dentist, even when there’s nothing to be worried about. If you avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the option for you. Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins at Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, offer sedation dentistry to ease all of your dental anxiety and get you feeling more confident about going to the dentist again.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can help you by blocking your pain receptors with local anesthetics or medications that can help you relax and feel totally comfortable at the dentist. When you’re afraid of going to the dentist, every sensation may feel intensified and more concerning than it actually is and sedation dentistry can help you stop stressing about the dentist. First, your dentist in Conroe, TX, will discuss your medical history and determine if you’re eligible for sedation dentistry.

Some forms of sedation dentistry include:

  • Oral Sedation- Oral sedation is applied by mouth and can be taken through pill form. This method is usually preferred because it’s easy, yet effective and doesn’t require the use of needles, and begins to work in a matter of minutes.
  • Inhalation Conscious Sedation- This method has been used in dental offices for years and is a fairly well-known form of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is a sedative that you inhale and is administered through a nasal hood, which is a cup-like device that is placed over the nose.
  • IV Conscious Sedation- This form of sedation has an almost immediate effect and sedation is administered through an IV in the veins.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If your fear of the dentist is preventing you from getting the care that you need, you may want to consider learning more about sedation dentistry. Contact Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins at Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 539-2211 to ask any questions about sedation dentistry and to schedule your appointment!

By Conroe Family Dentistry
November 05, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

For a smile you'll love and others will notice, see Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins at Conroe Family Dentistry. In their Conroe, TX, practice these cosmetic dentists help patients improve a single dental feature or transform an entire smile for unbeatable self-confidence.

Think ahead

Consider how you want your smile to change. Then, come to our office for a consultation with Dr. Robins or Dr. Wood. Your cosmetic dentist will inspect your teeth and gums and suggest practical and aesthetic ways to enhance their appearance.

For instance, maybe too much gum tissue shows when you smile. Or, do you have dark stains from coffee and cigarettes? Do you need two crowns on those chipped front teeth, or would porcelain veneers be the better choice?

Whatever you dream, you likely can achieve it. However, good dentist and patient communication is key to a successful smile makeover, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). After your consultation, you'll have a customized care plan.

Our featured services

Here's what available to you:

  • Professional teeth whitening to remove years of organic stains and brighten tooth enamel to a Hollywood shine
  • White fillings for a natural-looking and durable solution to dental decay
  • Porcelain veneers, thin laminates of high-grade ceramic bonded over chips, cracks, gaps and poor size and shape
  • Porcelain crowns to support and protect decayed, chipped or abscessed teeth, sparing them from further damage or even extraction
  • Inlays and Onlays, partial crowns which are fitted into or on top of tooth cusps on damaged chewing surfaces
  • Six Month Smiles, the clear, fast way to straight teeth directly in the smile zone
  • Composite resin bonding to repair cracks and chips and restore decay seamlessly
  • Cosmetic contouring, a light enamel buffing and sanding which corrects small defects such as pits, chips and craze lines

We use high-quality materials, advanced imaging and impression techniques for exceptional results.

Come in for a consultation

At Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, we want our patients noticed for healthy, attractive smiles. To learn more about what cosmetic dentistry could do for you, phone for a consultation appointment with Dr. Wood or Dr. Robins: (936) 539-2211.

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
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.