General Dentistry in Brownsville
We are general dentists. That means we are trained and experienced to care for the vast majority of your family’s oral health needs. General dentistry includes a thorough dental exam or dental check up. It includes checking you regularly for gum disease, tooth cavity or oral cancer. Whether you need a tooth cavity filled or a new, precision-crafted dental crown or dental bridge to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been damaged, or replace a missing tooth, we’ve got you covered. Whether your child is six months old or your parents are retired, we can provide for all their healthy smile needs.
We begin with a very thorough dental exam and X-rays to determine your overall dental and periodontal (gum) health. We check for gum disease, cavities, mouth sores, abrasions and possible damage from trauma, teeth grinding or bruxism. Once this dental exam is complete, we will explain our findings to you in as much detail as you need. If we find any problems, we will explain your treatment options and our recommendation. When you truly understand the issues and options, you will make the best possible treatment decision for yourself, your child or another family member.
As general dentists, we are expert at creating a precision-crafted dental crown that perfectly matches your other teeth and fits properly. A dental crown is designed to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been damaged or weakened to the point that simple tooth-colored fillings cannot solve the problem. A dental crown is typically made of porcelain, acrylic or gold. A porcelain dental crown is known for its beauty. An acrylic dental crown combines attractiveness with strength and durability. And there are still a few folks around who prefer gold crowns.
If you lose a tooth, we might recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is typically made up of two dental crowns connected by a false tooth or pontic in the middle. The false tooth fits precisely into the gap left by the lost tooth and the two dental crowns fit snugly over the two adjacent teeth. This solution restores your bite and chewing ability as well as your appearance.
Some patients prefer a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. While a dental implant is more costly than the typical dental bridge, it offers several great advantages. A dental implant is anchored to your jawbone just like a natural tooth and should last a lifetime. Unlike a dental bridge, which requires some grinding of adjacent teeth to make room for the dental crowns, a dental implant has no negative impact on adjacent teeth.
We offer general dentistry services to patients from Brownsville, Harlingen, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, San Benito, and surrounding areas.
If you've been searching for a "family dentist near me," call us to schedule your appointment at 956-546-2973. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm (noon) to 8:00 pm.