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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.

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 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
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Dental implants have soared in popularity thanks to their life-likeness, functionality and durability. But these prized qualities have also created an ironic downside—people are much more likely to replace a tooth with an implant rather than go through the time and effort to preserve it.

We say downside because even though an implant is as close to a real tooth as we can now achieve in dentistry, it still can't rival the real thing. It's usually in your long-term health interest to save a tooth if reasonably possible. And, there are effective ways to do so.

Most dental problems arise from two common oral diseases. One is tooth decay, caused by contact with acid produced by bacteria living in dental plaque. We can often minimize the damage by treating the early cavities decay can create. But if we don't treat it in time, the decay can advance into the tooth's pulp chamber, putting the tooth in danger of loss.

We can intervene, though, using root canal therapy, in which we drill into the tooth to access its interior. We clean out the decayed tooth structure, remove the diseased pulp tissue and fill the empty chamber and root canals to seal the tooth and later crown it to further protect it from re-infection.

Periodontal (gum) disease also begins with bacteria, but in this case the infection is in the gum tissues. Over time the ensuing inflammation locks into battle with the plaque-fueled infection. This stalemate ultimately weakens gum attachment, the roots and supporting bone that can also increases risk for tooth loss.

We can stop a gum infection through a variety of techniques, all following a similar principle—completely removing any accumulated plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This stops the infection and starts the process of gum and bone healing.

You should be under no illusions that either of these approaches will be easy. Advanced tooth decay can be complex and often require the skills of an endodontist (a specialist in root canals). Likewise, gum disease may require surgical intervention. But even with these difficulties, it's usually worth it to your dental health to consider saving your tooth first before you replace it with an implant.

If you would like more information on how best to treat a problem tooth, 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 “Save a Tooth or Get an Implant?