Heart of Texas Smiles Blog
May 4, 2018
Since placing dental implants in Waco requires patients to undergo oral surgery, your dentist does everything in his power to be as proactive as possible before beginning treatment. The more he knows about a specific case, the better prepared he’ll be when the time comes to enter gum tissue and place an implant. To do this, he makes use of a very specific machine known as the 3D cone beam imaging system.
Your dentist also takes advantage of CEREC, a technology that makes producing crowns easier and faster. Today, we’ll be going over both and learn how benefit patients seeking dental implants.
April 14, 2018
Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth need a secure, natural-looking replacement option perhaps more than anyone else — but for many people, dental implants are prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, the hybrid denture offers a wonderful alternative to lengthy and high-cost traditional implant procedures. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants in Waco can be used to support a hybrid implant denture, and how that can help you love your smile once again!
March 25, 2018
Dental implants in Waco are inarguably the most lifelike tooth replacements. They also have a very high success rate at around 98 percent. One of the keys to that success is a firm bond between the implanted post and your surrounding jawbone. For that to happen there must be sufficient bone density and volume, or hardness and thickness. Fortunately, for patients who lack jaw bone tissue there is a solution.
Bone grafting is a procedure that encourages new tissue growth so you can enjoy all of the advantages that dental implants offer. Yes, bone graft surgery will likely move your treatment completion date further out by a few months. Nevertheless, most patients agree that the wait and the investment are worthwhile.
August 31, 2017
When you’re getting ready to send your little ones back to school, we encourage you to take the time to include preventive dentistry as part of their back to school check lists. At Heart of Texas Smiles, our family dentist and team encourage patients to bring kids in for checkups right before the school year begins. This means they won’t need to take time out of the classroom to come and see us. Call our caring team to schedule your back to school checkup, and we’ll send your little ones back to the classroom with a smile!
July 10, 2017
At Heart of Texas Smiles, we are passionate about offering dental care that exceeds the highest patient expectations, and that means we’re here whenever our patients need us most. If you break an arm or get unexpectedly ill, you wouldn’t think twice about calling for emergency care, but a surprising number of patients don’t know what to do if they find themselves experiencing a dental emergency. Dr. Nick Cobb, Dr. Ron Evans, and Dr. Theresa Lassetter want their patients to know they are here to relieve pain, restore dental function, and put the smile back on your face. Your first step during a dental emergency should be to pick up the phone to call our caring team. We’re here for you!
June 21, 2017
The Heart of Texas Smiles dental practice encourages new and returning patients alike to ask themselves a question: do you love your dentist? Or better yet, do you love taking care of your mouth as much as a great dentist like Dr. Theresa Lassetter does? Our dental practice is aware that the competition of other dental practices exists, especially with the influx of dental professionals contrasting the decrease of adult patients (economic reasons). Believe it or not, your dentist in Waco isn’t the slightest worried about that! Dr. Lassetter is more than confident in her set of advanced dental skills, her office teams excellent level of customer service, and our wide range of treatments and procedures to treat any patient. When asking yourself how you feel about your dentist, consider everything the Heart of Texas Smiles does to show you we genuinely care about maintaining your bright smile.
May 15, 2017
Did you know that seeing your family dentist in Waco can inadvertently put you at risk for exposure to common allergens like gluten? Although you’d probably never expect it, most polishing agents used during professional cleanings actually contain this substance that can be extremely risky for patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. And, in addition to gluten, there are other common allergens that patients can be exposed to during routine dental care. That’s why the team at Heart of Texas Smiles, your premier dentist in Waco, wants to share the details on how you can stay safe in the dental chair. Learn more about preventing allergic reactions since May is Food Allergy Awareness month.
April 14, 2017
For longer than you’d like to admit, you’ve had an obvious gap in your smile. You lost a problematic tooth a few years ago, but since you weren’t even 40 at the time, you didn’t want to get dentures just yet. Now that Summer is approaching you want your smile to be as radiant as the Texas sun – you’re finally ready for a superior solution from your dentist in Waco. With dental implants from the team at Heart of Texas Smile, you can now afford the gold-standard upgrade you’ve been dreaming of. Learn more about their all-inclusive dental implant special to get your smile ready for the sunny weather.
March 10, 2017
When you think of Lebron James, what comes to mind? His masterful skills on the court? His championship rings? Or is it his dental anxiety? That’s right – King James is part of the 15% of Americans who have dental anxiety. This condition can stop people from all walks of life from getting the oral healthcare they need which often leads to complex dental problems that require extensive treatment. So how can patients who have dental anxiety get the care they need and prevent issues that could only make the fear worse? By working with Heart of Texas Smiles, your premier sedation dentist in Waco, you can have the compassionate care you need from the most respected professionals in the area. Find out how sedation dentistry can benefit you in this post.
February 20, 2017
Your friend’s elbow rockets into your face as they go up for a rebound, and you immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. Your weekly basketball game instantly comes to a halt as you realize one of your teeth has just been knocked out. You’re bleeding, disoriented by the pain, and you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they even take care of this sort of thing? What is the fastest way for you to get relief? Firstly, don’t go to the emergency room; this is the exact kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Waco at Heart of Texas Smiles. It’s the only way for you to get the treatment you need quickly. (more…)