The Dental Place has provided patients in Portland, TX with general dentist services since 2001. We aim to serve patients in all stages of life, from toddlers to seniors, we believe in a lifetime commitment to our patients. We strive to welcome our patients into a warm, and inviting atmosphere so they feel comfortable during any dental procedure. We even offer CEREC® same-day crowns! In the end, our staff is committed to providing patients with comprehensive dental care at an affordable cost.
We are very proud to offer CAESY (Computer Assisted Educational System), which uses images and narration to explain dental topics. This program will take you step-by-step through the diagnosis, procedure, and alternative treatments of many different dental treatment options.
The Difference Between General and Cosmetic Dentistry
General dentistry is focused primarily on providing basic and preventative dental procedures. Meanwhile, cosmetic dentists are concerned about the appearance of teeth. We, at The Dental Place identify as a general dentist who performs a few select cosmetic dental procedures, such as whitening and veneers.
Our general dentistry services include, but are not limited to:
Restorations help seal holes in teeth from cavities. After decay is removed from the tooth, our doctor will seal the hole with a restorative material, which helps restore the tooth to its original dimensions. This procedure typically uses composite resin or porcelain.
If your tooth is fractured from an injury or decayed past the point of a filling saving it, a crown is the best course of action. In this procedure a porcelain crown, or cap, is placed over the tooth in order to protect the integrity of the remaining tooth.
Bridges are an option to replace one or multiple teeth by fusing crowns together on both sides of the gap and placing a false tooth between them. This prevents shifting on your teeth and restores the integrity of your bite.
Deep cleanings are great for removing bacteria causing periodontal disease, and infections in the soft tissue and bone surrounding teeth.
A root canal treatment removes the infected tissue from inside the root, which will eliminate pain. After the infection is thoroughly cleaned, the tooth is covered with a crown or filling.
At The Dental Place in Portland, TX, we know how important it is to have a healthy looking smile. Our practice works with patients of all ages to give them a beautiful smile they deserve. Discoloration of teeth will occur as we age and through the food and drinks we consume. We love giving our patients options to help them achieve the smiles they are striving toward.
Our cosmetic dental services include, but are limited to:
Everybody loves a bright, healthy smile. However, over time we lose that luster through the foods we eat, the drinks we consume, and habits we partake in. Allow us to give you whitening treatments to help your teeth stay pearly white!
If you want to change the size, shape, color, or length of your tooth, veneers are what you’re looking for. Veneers are strong, thin porcelain shells that are placed directly on your natural tooth. These are custom made to fit your specific teeth and look.
Bonding is a tooth-colored resin to the teeth to cover up or fill in portions of your smile. If you simply have a crack, chip, gaps, or just want to reduce the appearance of discoloration, dental bonding is a cheap and easy process to improve your smile.