At Bensalem Bucks Dental and Houston, TX, the dental teams wants to help you both achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for years, and Dr. Chad Taylor accomplishes this goal by designing treatment plans that meet your unique needs. Our reconstructive services, general, and cosmetic care can play a big part in improving your confidence and overall quality of life. Services we may recommend include:
Depending on the state of your oral health, we’ll recommend one of three different kinds of cleanings for your regular check-ups.
- A routine cleaning (also referred to as prophylaxis) is the most basic type, during which we’ll gently scrape the teeth in order to remove surface stains and deposits.
- A FMD (full mouth debridement) cleaning is a more intense process that involves the use of a powerful water pick to remove heavy stains and deposits.
- Scaling and root planing may be necessary if you’re suffering from gum disease. This is a detailed cleaning that targets deposits and germs below the gums.
At Dentistry on Kirby, we offer several options to help you achieve that beautifully bright smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our Zoom! The in-office whitening system offers dramatic results at an incredible speed with the help of powerful light and high-grade gel – up to eight shades lighter in only ninety minutes! If you’d prefer a more gradual treatment option, we offer the at-home whitening system as well in the form of whitening gel and a customized mouth tray, similar to an athletic mouthguard. This method can be used at your leisure and should be worn for about an hour over several days for optimal results.
While silver fillings have historically been the standard material used for fillings and other minor dental repairs, they’ve generally fallen out of favor due to their obvious appearance and the fact that they contain heavy metals. Dr. Chad Taylor now only uses tooth-colored resin, which is called composite. This material looks just like natural tooth enamel and blends in seamlessly. After all, we want our patients to enjoy a smile that looks just as great as it feels!
If you’re struggling with crooked teeth, dental stains, gaps, or other minor visual flaws that detract from your overall appearance, veneers could be the ideal solution. These wafer-thin, customized pieces of dental porcelain can effectively give your smile a do-over by fitting snugly over your existing teeth and creating a beautiful, uniform look. Better yet, they’re more resistant to staining than natural tooth enamel.
When a tooth is severely decayed or loose, extraction may be necessary in order to prevent further oral health complications. Additionally, wisdom teeth (your third molars, which grow in when a person is anywhere from 17 to 25 years of age) often require removal due to becoming impacted. Dr. Chad Taylor and his team can handle these procedures skillfully and as comfortable an environment as possible here in Houston. Sutures, or stitches, will be used to ensure the area heals as quickly as possible, and we also provide post-extraction instructions and pain medication, if needed.
When of the most important parts of the comprehensive dental exam Dr. Taylor provides patients with is the oral cancer screening. Early diagnosis and treatment of this potentially deadly disease are critical to maintaining your health. If our team observes any potential cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions, Dr. Taylor can perform a brush biopsy and send it to the lab for analysis. Even if the tests come back negative, he still may perform minor surgery so as to ensure that it doesn’t become cancerous later on. Here at Dentistry on Kirby, our patients’ absolute safety is the number one priority.
While snoring is often seen as simply an annoying habit, it can actually be an indicator of sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition in which patients stop breathing altogether for short periods of time while asleep. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, our team can provide a customized oral sleep appliance that can be worn during the night to ensure a comfortable and restful sleep.
Contact Dentistry on Kirby if you’d like to learn more about any of these effective dental services, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our staff. Dr. Chad Taylor is committed to providing patients with the comprehensive care they need to keep their smiles full, healthy, and beautiful. We welcome patients from all over the Upper Kirby, Greenway Plaza, Montrose, and Greater Houston area.