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  • We offer dental services for the whole family!

    Cuero Dentistry provides top quality dentistry with the best products, equipment, and technology the market has to offer. Our friendly and experienced staff assist patients with every need. Our dentists are highly trained professionals that seek to provide excellent dental techniques without minimizing patient comfort.

    We specialize in beautifying smiles, maintaining dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly staff take great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. Our promise to you is that veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good or better than the teeth nature gave you. To make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are the highest quality and incredibly durable.

    You can trust your smile to us!

    Restorative

    When you have experienced dental health issues, our restorative treatment services will revitalize the beauty and function of your teeth, gums and smile.

    Preventative

    Regular dental exams and cleanings are a critical aspect of maintaining oral health. Preventative services keep smiles bright while preventing gum disease and tooth loss.

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    • Restorative
      Restorative Dentistry Fillings Decay destroys tooth leaving a hole in it. Fillings help to not only get rid of the decay but also restore the destroyed structure of a tooth. As the name suggests, fillings ‘fill’ the hole left behind by decay. The composite resin fillings materials bonds to teeth and always matches your natural teeth color. Fillings are less painful and easier to perform if they detected on time. Teeth affected by decay may need extraction, or a root canal performed on them if not caught early. The tooth may also get infected leading to pain. Bonding Restorative-Dentistry-Teeth-Filling In bonding, a composite resin material adheres to a tooth. The resin material used gets attached to the front of the tooth. It has to match the natural color of the patient’s teeth. Bonding helps to: Treat damage caused by decay. Get rid of gaps between teeth. Change tooth alignment. Beautify teeth. The first part of the procedure roughens the tooth so that it holds and accepts the bonding material. Application of gel and primer/bond agents on the tooth surface to ensures it adheres to the composite resin material. After the resin material positions itself on the tooth, intense light strengthens the bond. In the last step, the dentist polishes and shapes the new surface. This gives the new teeth a shiny finish. Crowns Crowns are necessary where fillings are not possible due to excess damage. The crowning procedure follows root canal treatment. When fillings wear out, crowning may be required. In essence, if a tooth is too decayed and damaged, the only option would be to insert crowns. Large cavities are not completely treated by fillings as they may break away with time. The pressure placed on fillings by the strong jaw muscles is often too much for them. Crowns make the tooth stronger thereby preventing tooth breakage. Restoring a broken or cracked tooth is difficult. Besides preventing breakages, crowns make your smile beautiful. Insertion of crowns needs two appointments. During the first appointment, the treatment provided helps to remove decay. Polishing and shaping teeth in readiness for the crown follows at this stage. Then, the tooth undergoing treatment gets its impressions taken. The experts in the laboratory depend on the impression to make a crown. In the meantime, you will be using temporary crowns. Crowns are available in different materials such as porcelain over gold alloy, pure ceramic material or gold. The new more permanent crown replaces temporary crown in the second visit. Services Dentistry Restorative Preventative

    • Preventative
      Preventative Dental Servicesdental-tools-teal-toothbrush Professional dental cleaning prevents tooth decay and gum disease. Dental Exam and Cleaning Most adults lose teeth due to gum disease. Getting teeth professionally cleaned, at least two times in a year, prevents gum disease. Besides, professional cleaning prevents bacteria and tartar from building up. As such, it makes the mouth environment healthy. During these visits, we examine your oral care routine and advice you accordingly. Furthermore, we screen teeth for decay, apply fluoride and take x-rays. We do anything to keep your teeth healthy. Our dental team does the following during professional cleaning procedure: Plaque Removal – Plaque is the sticky material that accumulates on teeth. It causes decay and gum disease. Tarter Removal– Plaque hardens to form tartar that is often harder to remove. Teeth Polishing– Remove stains from teeth. Dental Sealants Most people have grooves or areas in teeth that even the state-of-art-brush cannot reach. Pits or grooves are good breeding grounds for bacteria that cause decay. Plaque formation often occurs in these grooves leading to tooth decay. Bristles do not get into the grooves and pits, and therefore, they are not cleaned. Dental sealants coat the pits and groves so that your brush can get rid of plaque and bacteria. This way, you keep smiling because the teeth environment is healthy. Non-Surgical Gum Treatments Gums hold teeth into position. Gums, ligament and bone, are scientifically referred to as periodontium. The stability of a house depends on its foundation. In the same way, periodontium is the foundation for teeth, and you risk losing teeth if it is not kept healthy. The commonest symptoms of gum disease include: Red gums that bleed easily Mouth odor Gums begin to move away from teeth Teeth become loose Alteration the natural bite If you experience any of the listed symptoms, you need to see a dentist. Visit us for a proper evaluation, advice, and appropriate gum treatment. Diseased gums and teeth need: Deep cleaning Root planning under local anesthetics Application of antibiotics Early diagnosis and treatment prevent the need for the more intrusive surgical treatment or extraction. X-rays X-rays are particles with the ability to pass through bone and produce an image on a film. The usually black and white images show the structure of teeth. X-rays are useful in diagnosing dental diseases. X-rays help the dentist ‘see through’ bone, and if not used, some conditions would go undetected. Cuero Dentistry has invested in digital radiography which exposes you to 50-70% less radiation. The images produced by digital radiography are sharper resulting improved diagnosis of dental diseases. Services Dentistry Restorative Preventative

    • Advanced
      Advanced Dental Services Advanced dentistry at Cuero Dentistry aims to offer long-term dental solutions to our patients. Quick fixes and short-term smiles are not our goals at advanced dentistry. We restore the natural function of teeth and gums to give you a beautiful smile and improve lifestyle. Young-Lady-At-Dentist-Teeth-ToolsDental Implants Dental implants serve to replace a lost tooth. The dental implant procedure involves inserting a shaft made of titanium into the bone. The bone and titanium shaft fuse after some time. The strong bond created between the shaft and bone prevents bone loss that is common after a tooth lose. An artificial tooth is then placed on the shaft. Implants are better than bridges as they do not depend on other teeth for support. Also, if the artificial tooth wears out, another one can be placed on the fixed shaft. Dental implants can support a bridge. This procedure is not only an alternative to partial dentures but also more helpful. To begin with, the new tooth looks real. The unnatural metallic support used in partial dentures does not feel like real teeth. Moreover, the implant is helpful in reducing bone loss that occurs after tooth loss. Eating presents no discomfort after the procedure. Finally, the implant bridge is permanent, and thus there is no need to keep removing them. At Cuero Dentistry, we also do mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants. They are helpful in stabilizing lower dentures. The procedure to insert mini implants is short and often requires one appointment. Mini implants are used immediately after the procedure. They cost less by 50% to 70% as compared to traditional implants. Feel free to talk to us for a free consultation. Root Canal Treatment Proper dental care and professional cleanings prevent tooth decay. Ignoring preventive measures may lead to the development of tooth cavity. If the tooth decay spreads to reach the pulp, root canal treatment becomes necessary. Root canal treatment is also called root canal therapy or endodontic therapy. At the point of decay, the tooth is usually damaged to the nerves leading to pain. Also, the tooth becomes sensitive to temperature. The pulp may become infected. If the infection spreads to the root tip, bone abscess – loss of bone occurs. An infected pulp cannot heal on its own and needs treatment by a dentist. Pulp infection is dangerous as it lowers the immunity of the whole body, and to add on that, it is so painful. Classic symptoms of an infected pulp include: Bad taste in the mouth Extra sensitivity to temperature (hot or cold) Pain when eating Swollen tooth At times, infected pulp shows no signs of infection, and thus is only detected during a check-up by a professional dentist. Root canal therapy removes the infection in the pulp as well as disinfect canal of the affected tooth. Besides root canal therapy, the only other treatment option is tooth extraction. After root canal treatment filling is critical to prevent infection. Core build-ups and crown are then used to restore the tooth. Dentures Dentures are of different types, but all serve to restore a loose tooth or that lost due to bone loss. Too much bone loss loosens teeth and can make them fall off. If this happens to you, relax! Dentures are the solution. They may not be better than your natural teeth, but they help you to talk and eat well. A thorough dental exam is first done to determine which teeth have to go and which ones remain. Loose teeth need to go. Dentures are then placed to go over the remaining teeth. You will need to get used to the dentures in your mouth, and this often takes long. After the acclimatization period, denture look and work like natural teeth. Dental implants are helpful in stabilizing dentures. Dental Bridge Dental bridges are used to get rid of the ugly space left by a missing tooth. Bridges look like the lost tooth and help to fill the space. Dental bridges are so-called because they get support from the adjacent teeth. Bridges are meant to ‘fit in the shoes’ of the lost tooth both biologically and cosmetically. In fact, bridge design is both a science and art. Standard dental bridges materials include gold alloys, porcelain fused to alloy or ceramic material. Each of the materials offers different levels of strength, aesthetics and wear. Why should a lost tooth be replaced early? The gap left by the lost tooth tends to shift inwards, leading to serious problems. Teeth may begin to fall off because teeth depend on each other for support. The gap occasioned by a missing tooth presents a point of weakness. In the long run, teeth ‘bow down’ to excess pressure leading to an alteration in the bite. Also, problems like TMJ. Adjacent teeth become weak and soon fall off. The longer the tooth gap remains, treatment becomes more difficult. TMJ Treatment Temporal-mandibular joint (TMJ) problems result from teeth misalignment, injury or excess tension on muscles. Temporal is the temple part of the skull. Mandibular is the lower jaw. The joint is the place where the head and jaw meet. The two bones, temporal and mandibular, get support from cartilages and five muscles. Hence, any problem here becomes a chain reaction of terrible things. Injury to TMJ leads to: Severe headaches. Pain in the ears. Difficult when closing and opening the mouth. Jaw popping or clicking. Painful jaw muscles. Treatment of TMJ problems is by case-to-case basis. Treatment may involve: Filling the gap left by the missing tooth. Moving teeth. Treating altered the bite. Use of dental bridges. Mouthpiece prevents clenching and grinding. Surgery may be the only treatment option for some joint problems.
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