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995 Gulfgate Center Mall, Houston, TX 77087-3029
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What Services Are Available at Lovett Gulfgate Mall Dental Office?

General Dentistry

Getting yourself to the dentist is easier said than done. You may make up reasons like having to drive in traffic or having to miss work, but the advantages of general dentistry must exceed these drawbacks. Good dental and oral hygiene are important for general health. Today is the day to familiarize yourself with Lovett Dentistry Gulfgate and the many ways in which we may serve you.

Preventive Dentistry

When it comes to one's teeth, prevention is often preferred. The more preventative measures we take now to protect your teeth, the better off your teeth will be in the future. Preventative dental care has many advantages.

  • Reducing the likelihood of future, expensive procedures
  • Avoiding tooth decay by taking preventative measures
  • Having fewer painful dental issues overall
  • Maximizing the lifespan of one's teeth by protecting them from decay
  • A healthy and attractive smile that lasts a lifetime

The best course of treatment for you is always the result of our collaborative efforts. There are some people who are more likely to experience tooth decay or cavities than others. Some people who notice gum disease early on may require more intensive treatment in order to avoid a devastating outcome.

Dental Restorative Care

Even if you visit your general dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, you may need dental restoration after experiencing damage or tooth loss. The goal of restorative dentistry is to replace or repair teeth that are damaged, decayed, or otherwise impaired. Lovett Dental Gulfgate in Houston, Texas, provides restorative dentistry therapies to assist patients restore both the appearance and functionality of their teeth.

Dental crowns: 

Crowns are used to cover teeth that are broken or weak in order to restore their appearance and strength. They can also help to preserve your natural teeth by preventing future wear and tear.

Dental bridges: 

These fill the space and are anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap to prevent further wear and damage to the teeth.

Dental veneers: 

If you have stained teeth or require a cosmetic change but otherwise have strong and healthy teeth, we may suggest dental veneers.

Dental implants: 

Dental implants are a permanent method for replacing a single lost tooth or several missing teeth. Together, they make an artificial tooth that, with proper maintenance, can survive for decades.

Dentures:

All or most of a person's teeth may need to be replaced. False teeth can provide that. Both conventional dentures and those that attach to implants are available here.

Emergency Dental Services:

Get in touch with Lovett Dental Gulfgate immediately if you're having tooth pain. If you're experiencing any of the following dental emergencies, it's important to seek out expert help as soon as possible.

Are You Experiencing Oral Pain?

  • Take Tylenol exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Please don't panic if your mouth is bleeding. Aspirin and ibuprofen should not be taken (Advil, Motrin, or Aleve). These medications are anticoagulants, which means they thin the blood and may exacerbate the bleeding.
  • Every hour, for up to twenty minutes, apply an ice pack to the affected area.
  • Injuries to the teeth and gums can cause infections and other complications, so it's important to see a dentist right away if you experience any pain.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you need immediate medical attention.

Anxiety & Sleep Dentistry

Finding a sedation dentist in the Houston area can ease any dental anxiety or fear. Sedation dentistry provides patients with a range of pain-reduction and relaxation options during dental procedures. Sedation dentists have extensive training and education. So, they are able to implement these strategies in their work. Sedation can be used for virtually any dental procedure, from routine cleanings to complicated root canals.

Dentists trained in sedation can effectively control discomfort with the help of pharmaceuticals. People who suffer from dental anxiety can also take advantage of their services to calm down before and during oral surgery. Sedation is often necessary for more extensive dental operations like cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries. Yet, there are a variety of situations in which you can need sedation dentistry.

Sedation is necessary for some people because of their severe anxiety. Many people experience bad reactions to general anesthesia or have experienced trauma from previous dental visits. True dental phobia affects some people. Inquiring into sedation dentistry is a good idea for a variety of reasons, including those listed above.

Root Canals

Usually, those who need root canal therapy are experiencing acute tooth pain that may become excruciating over time.

Root canal therapy may be necessary for the following conditions:

  • Infected pulp
  • Broken tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Problems with an old filling

A root canal, often called endodontic treatment, is a procedure used to treat infected tooth pulp. A tooth's pulp houses the pulp's nerves and blood vessels. Infection of the pulp can cause irritation of the nerve and, in the worst cases, systemic infection.

Family Dentistry

Some people may not believe there is much of a distinction between dental practices, but there is. A general dentist will treat patients of all ages, but not all general dentists treat families. The difference in experience caring for young people and older people is crucial.

Family dentists are those who are qualified to provide care for patients of all ages, from toddlers getting their first teeth to seniors needing dentures. A general dentist, on the other hand, will typically focus on treating adults and have minimal experience with children or the elderly. Pediatric dentists, for example, focus solely on treating children and teenagers.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic dental services at Lovett Dental Gulfgate are designed to bring out your smile's full beauty. It's human nature to want to hide a grin by covering it up or turning the mouth down. You should consider our specialized dental care if you feel self-conscious about showing off your teeth.

Dental Bonding

Tooth bonding, or dental bonding, is a type of aesthetic dental work. To get the desired result, a tooth-colored plastic material is bonded to the tooth's current surface. The dentist will first apply the substance in the form of a pliable resin. Once the desired form is achieved, the dentist will polish the resin. The last step is to use a special light to harden the bond. When exposed to this light, the substance bonds to the tooth, providing the impression of natural enamel.

As a result, dental bonding is, in comparison to other types of dental specialties, a relatively non-invasive option. Unless the tooth needs to be drilled or is very close to a nerve, anesthetic isn't typically required. In the end, it's a treatment option for those who wish to change the way they look by replacing missing or broken teeth with artificial ones.

Teeth Whitening

Enamel, the substance that covers your teeth, is firm and slightly translucent, and it can be stained by foods and drinks like coffee, tomato sauce, red wine, and other dark liquids and foods. Dentin, a pale gray or yellow tissue, lies beneath this enamel and sometimes becomes subtly visible. In most cases, bleaching can make your teeth several shades lighter by eliminating stains from the enamel. Stains that your toothbrush can't remove might need a second or third treatment.

While there is no method to whiten the dentin that lies beneath your enamel, you can take steps to improve the health and strength of your enamel to make it less noticeable. Although the time it takes to whiten teeth varies according to the origin of the stains, most people can see a significant improvement in tooth shade within a matter of months.

Implants & Smile Makeover

Dental implants replicate the feel and look of your natural teeth without compromising on either. Implants are a great solution for missing or fractured teeth since they are anchored to the jawbone and therefore cannot fall out.

In addition to its cosmetic benefits, this fix can last for the rest of your life. If you're missing teeth, implants will assist ensure that they don't alter position and cause you discomfort when biting or chewing. Also, they help stop jaw bone loss, which might cause other health issues down the future.

After the bone has healed completely, one of the major benefits of this dental device is that the patient can return to eating all of their regular foods. You'll be glad you went through with it once you're able to enjoy all of your old favorite foods without restriction. You can feel safe and confident whenever you eat, speak, or sing with implants, which is a huge advantage over dentures.

Veneers

Dental veneers are a form of tooth coverage commonly associated with the field of cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers can conceal flaws like gaps, misalignment, and chipping in teeth.

Dental veneers are often referred to as porcelain veneers and dental porcelain laminates. It's common practice for dental laboratories to fabricate veneers out of porcelain, which is why these terms are sometimes used by dentists. Nonetheless, some dental clinics opt to make them from a resin composite material. Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they mimic the appearance and feel of natural teeth while being extremely thin and custom-fit to each patient's mouth.

Dentures

Total denture prostheses are the most often used denture prosthetics. Treatment for patients with no teeth in either their upper or lower jaws. While some patients will need both upper and lower denture devices, others may just need upper denture devices. It is also feasible to use both an upper and bottom denture.

An alternative to a full denture is a partial denture. This appliance, which can also be called a removable bridge, is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is custom-made to fit snugly over your existing teeth in the dental arch, and then it fills in the empty spaces. Although most denture devices are designed for long-term use, temporary options are also available. While you're waiting for your main set to arrive, you can wear these temporarily.

Pediatric Dentistry 

Our pediatric dentists are committed to educating your child good oral hygiene practices from an early age. Our pediatric dentists and their welcoming staff genuinely enjoy seeing your child's happy face, and they will do everything they can to ensure that your child develops a lasting, positive association with visiting the dentist.

Our mission is to give every patient we treat a healthy, beautiful smile. We think that starting with a healthy mouth is the first step toward a long and happy life.

A pediatric dentist is a dental professional who focuses on the health of children. Our pediatric dentists at Lovett Dental Gulfgate have received extensive post-dental-school training.

Specialist Services

Now is the time to get dental care aid if you are having dental issues. Dental issues don't just disappear by themselves. These problems, on the other hand, tend to worsen over time. Having a nice set of teeth is important because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. There are both painful and purely aesthetic dental issues. Finding a dentist that has experience with dentistry specialized services is crucial regardless of the type of dental problem you have.

At Lovett Dental Gulfgate in Houston, Texas, we provide a full range of dental care, including orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry. If you'd like to regain your self-esteem by fixing your smile, we can assist you.

Orthodontics

Come in for a consultation and appointment if your smile isn't quite straight. Children aged 11 and up, as well as adults, can benefit from orthodontic treatment. What to anticipate from our services will be discussed in further detail during your consultation. Orthodontics may be helpful for a variety of issues, including:

  • Teeth that overlap each other
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth with gaps between them
  • Overbites
  • Underbites

The sooner you make an appointment with your orthodontist at Lovett Dental Gulfgate, the sooner your smile could start to improve. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Periodontics

The gum inflammation that leads to periodontitis can be made worse by several lifestyle factors and nutritional deficiencies if they go untreated. They consist of the following:

  • Untreated gingivitis and poor oral habits
  • Chewing or smoking tobacco
  • Medications that cause dry mouth
  • Obesity or genetics
  • Poor nutrition, including vitamin C deficiency

Finding a periodontist who is comfortable treating individuals with complex medical histories (such as diabetes or an immune system disorder) and moderate to severe cases of periodontal disease is the first step in treatment. You can expect your dentist to look over your health and dental records. Plaque and tartar accumulation, gum disease, and bloody gums are also things they'll look for.

Any bone loss caused by gum disease that goes untreated can be shown on dental X-rays. The space in between your teeth and gum line (the "pocket depth") is measured to determine this. Indicators of periodontitis include pockets deeper than 3 or 4 mm.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is the medical term for procedures that necessitate incisions in the mouth's soft tissues and hard structures, such as the gums and jawbone. Our specialist and general dentist at Lovett Dental Gulfgate are both board qualified, so they can handle any oral surgery you need. We offer these specialized dentistry services to assist our patients keep their smiles bright and beautiful. Some typical types of surgical procedures are:

  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Gum surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Surgery to remove diseased tissue from the mouth
  • Surgery to correct jaw issues

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