Gulfgate Mall Dental Office

Address:
995 Gulfgate Center Mall, Houston, TX 77087-3029
In front of H-E-B on Woodridge Road, between I-45 and Loop 610

Phone:
713-847-8822

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What Services Are Available at Lovett Gulfgate Mall Dental Office?

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General Dentistry

It’s easy to want to skip a dentist’s appointment. You may make excuses because you have to work or don’t want to drive in traffic, but the benefits of general dentistry truly outweigh any minor inconveniences. Oral hygiene and dental health contribute to overall well-being. Learn about Lovett Dental Gulfgate and how our dental services can help you today.

Preventative Dentistry

For many people, prevention is always the best route when it comes to dental health. The more we do now to safeguard and protect your teeth, the better your long-term dental health will be. Some of the benefits of preventative dental care include:

  • Minimizing the risk of costly procedures down the road
  • Protecting your teeth from early decay
  • Limiting overall dental problems for you that cause pain
  • Ensuring your natural teeth last as long as possible
  • Keeping your smile beautiful for years to come

Our goal is always to work closely with you to determine the best treatment for your needs. Some people are at a higher risk of developing dental decay or cavities than others. Some may need more aggressive treatment for the early signs of gum disease to prevent a long-term outcome.

Restorative Dentistry

Maintaining your dental health with your general dentist is important, but it can also be vital to invest in dental restoration if you’ve had some damage or tooth loss. Restorative dentistry aims to provide solutions to missing teeth or those that no longer look or function properly. The restorative dentistry services we offer at Lovett Dental Gulfgate in Houston, Texas, can help improve your smile and the function of your teeth.

  • Dental crowns: Crowns can be placed over damaged or otherwise structurally at-risk teeth to create a new look. They can also work to protect your existing teeth from further damage.
  • Dental bridges: These work to minimize the damage gaps between the teeth caused by filling in that open space and anchoring against the two teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Dental veneers: We may recommend dental veneers if you have stained teeth or otherwise in need of a cosmetic improvement but are otherwise strong and healthy.
  • Dental implants: If you have one or more missing teeth, implants can provide a long-term solution. They work to create a strong artificial tooth that lasts decades with good care.
  • Dentures: Some people need to replace all of their teeth or most of their smiles. Dentures can offer that. We offer implant-supported dentures and traditional forms.

Emergency Dental Services

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact Lovett Dental Gulfgate right away. If you are dealing with any of the following, proceed as directed and reach out to a dental health professional for the necessary emergency dental services.

Are You Experiencing Oral Pain?

  • Take Tylenol as directed on the bottle or packaging label.
  • If your mouth is bleeding, stay calm. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or Aleve). These drugs are blood thinners (anticoagulants) and could make the bleeding worse.
  • Apply an ice pack to the area in pain for up to twenty minutes every hour.
  • Injured teeth and gums can create infections and other complications; contact your dentist as soon as possible.
  • If your emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room for emergency medical service.

Anxiety & Sleep Dentistry

A sedation dentist in the Houston area will make a trip to the dentist more bearable and pleasant. Sedation dentistry offers people choices for a more calming dental experience, all while minimizing pain. Dentists who use sedation have years of education and training. Therefore, they are able to incorporate these methodologies into their practice. They can use sedation in nearly any dental service, from general dentistry services to root canals.

Sedation dentists are able to manage pain easily through the use of certain drugs. Additionally, they are also able to help individuals with dental anxiety achieve relaxation during their oral surgery. Some dental procedures, such as aesthetic and cosmetic surgeries, require sedation due to the level of intensity of the surgery. However, you might require sedation dentistry for any number of reasons.

Some people suffer from severe anxiety and require sedation assistance. Many patients have trauma from previous dental visits, or they react badly to general anesthesia. And some people have genuine dental phobia. All of these reasons and more are solid reasons to inquire about sedation dentistry.

Root Canals

Usually, people who need root canal treatment are experiencing severe tooth pain that may become unbearable over time.

Conditions that necessitate a root canal treatment can include:

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

Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal is a way to remove the infected pulp from a tooth. The pulp of a tooth contains the tooth’s nerves and blood supply. When the pulp becomes infected, it can irritate the nerve, and eventually, infection from the pulp can spread to other parts of the body.

Family Dentistry

Some people don’t think that there’s much of a difference from one dental office to another, but, in fact, there is. While all family dentists are general dentists, not all general dentists are family dentists. The key here is the difference between expertise in handling both children and senior adults.

A dental practice that lists itself as a family dentistry location is a place that has training and experience in diagnosing, treating, and handling general, preventative, and comprehensive treatment for individuals of all ages, from a young child getting their first tooth to a senior being outfitted for dentures. In contrast, a general dentist will often work primarily with adults with limited experience in younger and older individuals. More specialized dentists, such as pediatric dentists, will primarily service only kids and teenagers.

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Lovett Dental Gulfgate, we pride ourselves on our cosmetic dentistry services that strive to make your smile look its absolute best. Covering your mouth or turning your lips downward are natural reactions that people use to hide their smiles. If you feel that you need to hide your teeth so others won’t notice them, you’re a great candidate for our specialty dental services.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding – also known as tooth bonding – is a cosmetic dental procedure. It involves applying a tooth-colored plastic material to the existing surface of a patient’s tooth to improve or restore the appearance. First, the dentist applies the material as a malleable resin. Then, the dentist will then shape that resin to achieve the desired look. Finally, the bond will be hardened using a special light. This light seals the material to the underlying tooth, giving it the appearance of real enamel.

Thus, dental bonding is fairly unintrusive as far as specialty dental procedures go. Anesthetic isn’t usually necessary, except when drilling is needed, or the tooth is close to a nerve. Ultimately, it’s a procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile, either for cosmetic reasons or because their original teeth have been damaged.

Teeth Whitening

Your teeth are coated in enamel, a hard yet slightly translucent substance that can be stained by coffee, tomato sauce, red wine, and other substances. Beneath this enamel is the light gray or yellow dentin that can slightly show through the enamel. Whitening primarily lightens your teeth by removing set-in stains on the enamel. This may require one or more treatments to thoroughly clean away stains your toothbrush cannot reach.

There is no way to whiten the dentin beneath your enamel, but you can build strong, healthy enamel to reduce the appearance of the dentin. The length of time it takes to whiten teeth varies depending on the cause of the stains, but most people can whiten their teeth multiple shades within a few months.

Implants & Smile Makeover

Implants provide both the functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Because they are rooted in your jawbone, they are secure, permanent, and one of the best choices for broken or missing teeth.

In addition to having cosmetic benefits, this solution can easily last for life. Implants help keep the remaining teeth from drifting or shifting, which can affect your bite and make chewing painful. They also help prevent bone loss in your jaw, leading to additional problems further down the road.

One of the significant advantages of this type of dental aid is the ability to resume eating favorite foods after complete bone healing. The process is worth your time, especially for the freedom you”ll have in eating your favorite foods again. Implants have a distinct advantage over dentures because you can feel secure every time you eat, talk, or sing.

Veneers

Considered to be cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are used to cover your teeth. You can use dental veneers as a possible solution for common issues such as teeth that have gaps or are misshapen or chipped.

Sometimes dental veneers are also called dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. Some dentists refer to veneers by these names because dental labs often make them out of porcelain. However, some dental labs construct them out of a resin composite material. Because they are very thin and custom-designed to exactly fit the mouth of the patient, dental veneers look and feel like natural teeth.

Dentures

The most common type of denture is complete denture devices. This treats cases where all of a patient’s teeth are missing on either their upper or lower jaw. Some patients just need maxillary, or upper denture devices, while others may just require mandibular devices. It is also possible to wear both upper and lower denture devices.

Another denture option is a partial denture. Also called a removable bridge, this is a device that just replaces some of the teeth in the mouth. It fits over the remaining natural teeth in the arch of your mouth and then fills in the missing gaps. Most last for long periods of time, but you can also find temporary denture devices. You can wear them for a short time while waiting for your main set.

Pediatric Dentistry

Our children’s dentists want to help your little one develop proper dental health habits early on. Our pediatric dentistry specialists and our friendly team love each little smile that comes through our door, and it’s our goal to create a fun, educational, and comforting experience that positively affects the way your child feels about visiting the dentist.

It is always our goal to create healthy, happy smiles for each patient we see. We believe that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body and a healthy life!

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. At Lovett Dental Gulfgate, our pediatric dental specialists have completed several years of specialty training beyond dental school. 

Specialist Services

If you are experiencing dental problems, now is the time to reach out for help. Dental problems don’t go away on their own. Instead, these issues tend to get worse over time. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s natural to want an attractive smile. Some dental problems can cause pain, and others are solely cosmetic. Regardless of the type of dental problem you have, finding a dentist who has experience with dentistry specialist services is essential.

At Lovett Dental Gulfgate, we offer specialty dental services along with cosmetic, general dental, and orthodontic services in Houston, Texas. We can help you restore your smile so that you feel more confident in your appearance.

Orthodontics

If you have any misalignment with your smile, we encourage you to come in for a consultation and appointment. Orthodontics can help both kids around 11 and up as well as adults. When you come in for an appointment, you’ll learn more about what you can expect if you get treatment from us. Some of the conditions that orthodontics may be able to help with include:

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

The sooner you schedule a consultation with your orthodontist at Lovett Dental Gulfgate, the sooner you may start to see improvement in your smile. We encourage you to contact us today.

Implants & Smile Makeover

Implants provide both the functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Because they are rooted in your jawbone, they are secure, permanent, and one of the best choices for broken or missing teeth.

In addition to having cosmetic benefits, this solution can easily last for life. Implants help keep the remaining teeth from drifting or shifting, which can affect your bite and make chewing painful. They also help prevent bone loss in your jaw, leading to additional problems further down the road.

One of the significant advantages of this type of dental aid is the ability to resume eating favorite foods after complete bone healing. The process is worth your time, especially for the freedom you”ll have in eating your favorite foods again. Implants have a distinct advantage over dentures because you can feel secure every time you eat, talk, or sing.

Periodontics

Several lifestyle issues and nutritional deficiencies can also aggravate the untreated gum inflammation that causes periodontitis. These include:

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

Treatment starts with choosing a periodontist that has experience treating moderate to severe levels of periodontal disease and patients who may also have other medical issues such as diabetes or a compromised immune system. Your dental specialist will review your medical and dental history. They will also examine your mouth for plaque buildup, excessive tartar, and bleeding gums.

An examination of your dental X-rays will show any bone loss due to untreated gum disease. This is accomplished by looking at your teeth’s pocket depth, which is the groove between your teeth and gum line. If the pocket depth is greater than 3 or 4 mm, this may indicate periodontitis.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery describes procedures that involve cutting into the gums, the jawbone, and other tissues in the mouth. At Lovett Dental Gulfgate, our board-certified dentist and specialist are trained to perform any oral surgery. Our goal is to help our clients maintain a healthy, attractive smile through these specialty dental services. Some common forms of surgery include:

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

“Amazing visit. I am typically skeptical about going to the dentist; however, The Lovett Dental team in Humble were welcoming and put me at ease immediately. The dental assistants were gentle with my mouth and teeth. The dentist was informative and was optimistic for my treatment plan. I would definitely recommend this office and staff to all. Don’t delay … this is the place to have your dental needs handled with care and optimum treatment.”

— Tammika P.

Contact Lovett Dental for your best smile today. Call 832-804-7427 to schedule an appointment at our Gulfgate Mall dental office or any of our Houston dentist locations.

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