DENTAL BRIDGES IN
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Dental bridges can correct any number of issues that a missing tooth can cause. From speech disorders to alignment nightmares, filling in the gap with a bridge can help improve your oral health.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth through a procedure that uses your existing teeth on either side as anchors. Unlike dental implants, a bridge will rely on the strength of the surrounding teeth rather than inserting a metal post into the gums, making it more cost-effective and less invasive.
A dental bridge can restore your mouth, making it easier to talk, chew, or smile. It also reduces the odds of losing the adjacent teeth as it acts as a buffer between them, takes some pressure off the surrounding teeth, and makes dental hygiene much more effective. A dental bridge can also preserve your appearance by preventing your jaw shape to change.
- Cantilever - If there isn’t a tooth on both sides of the gap
- Maryland - Uses a metal frame to reinforce the bridge and include artificial gums
- Traditional - Secures a false tooth by attaching crowns to either side of the teeth
A dental bridge procedure relies on your oral health. That’s why if your teeth are in good condition, you can complete the process in just two visits. Our procedure starts by addressing the damaged areas by reshaping or reconstructing your teeth before taking an impression.
Then, you’ll be given a temporary bridge to wear while the impression is being sent to the lab so they can create a mold. After that, we’ll fit the custom mold to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments. Our dental bridges vary by cost and quality, ranging from $250 – $2,500 per tooth and lasting anywhere from 8 to 15 years.
TOOTH FILLING IN
SAN ANTONIO, TX
When it comes to tooth filling, there are newer and better options available than the usual metal tooth filling. Here are the tooth filling options we offer:
Because of its natural tooth color, durable quality, and cosmetically appealing look, most dentists today use composite resin filling. Here at Tran Dental P.C., it’s the most popular and safest way to fix decaying teeth.
Composite fillings are made of tooth-colored glass and plastic mixture. These materials closely match the color and texture of natural teeth.
Before the composite material is applied, a dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth first. Then after applying the material in layers, the dentist will use specialized light to harden the filling. After this, the composite resin will be shaped to fit your tooth’s look and texture and will be polished to prevent staining and maintain durability.
Aside from repairing decayed teeth, composite resin can also be used for cosmetic dental improvements. By bonding the material to a tooth’s surface, composite resin can reshape teeth, fill gaps, repair cracks, match the color of the surrounding teeth, and strengthen the original tooth.
GENERAL DENTISTRY IN
SAN ANTONIO, TX
At Tran Dental P.C., we offer a full range of general dentistry services to ensure you have access to the oral care you require. Whether you need dental x-rays, comprehensive exams, fillings, or extractions, we only offer you the best care using the latest technology and methods.
Our goal with our comprehensive dental exams is to help you maintain your oral health by making sure you have no major issues. We offer state-of-the-art radiographic imaging to look for changes in the formation of your teeth and jawbone and full visual exams with our dentists so they can address the problems any problems along the way.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Contrary to the jokes you’ve heard on television, dentures are not a laughing matter. They provide real value to people who need them. In fact, thousands of older adults use dentures across the United States. But if you’re planning on getting dentures, here are a few things you need to know:
Dentures are custom-made and cosmetically appealing devices that mimic natural teeth and gums. They are usually made with porcelain, plastic, or hard resin. Dentures are also more fragile than natural teeth; but if treated properly, dentures can last up to five years.
Dentures are typically used by people who have multiple missing teeth and the integrity of their mouth is at risk. Aside from that, here are common reasons why people need dentures:
Chronic toothaches – Considered as an indication of tooth decay that is affecting the nerves in the center of each tooth
Red, swollen, tender, and/or bleeding gums - Can be an indication of gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disease
Pain while eating food - Can be an indication that a tooth may be cracked, gum disease has commenced, teeth are decaying, and/or cavities exist
Indigestion – Can be a result of not being able to eat food properly because of the above conditions
Dentures offer many benefits to people who use them. It can help you feel less insecure by filling in gaps of missing tooth in your mouth, making you more confident. It can also help improve your overall health by strengthening the structure of your mouth, providing support to your cheeks, and enabling you to chew your food properly.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
We Are Orthodontic Specialists
For special dental services, turn to Tran Dental P.C., a full-service orthodontic clinic that provides specialized treatments that correct dental malformations due to genetics or trauma. And although orthodontic treatments are more invasive than normal dental cleaning, you can trust our expertise to ensure you get dramatic and satisfactory results.
Our orthodontists at Tran Dental P.C. provide a wide variety of orthodontic services to help your smile look its best. We can help you address major cosmetic issues such as crooked, tilted, turned, crowded, or gapped teeth which are difficult to clean and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Every person with crooked teeth has individual needs when it comes to straightening their teeth. At Tran Dental P.C., we do our best to understand your concerns by offering teeth and bite consultation, examination, and evaluation to determine the right orthodontic care approach you might need.
SAN ANTONIO ORTHODONTIST
Metal wire and bracket braces are still widely used to straighten teeth. The wires create tension that pulls on the brackets, which are cemented to the teeth. The tension gradually pulls the crowns of the teeth towards their optimal position in the mouth. The process typically takes about 24 months and requires several trips to the orthodontist’s office.
Traditional braces tend to be unattractive and uncomfortable. But with our orthodontic services, we can offer you more options to straighten your teeth and achieve your optimal smile.
TOOTH EXTRACTION IN SAN ANTONIO, TX
At Tran Dental, we try our best to e do our best to save ailing teeth from being pulled. But sometimes, tooth extraction is the only way to solve a variety of oral health concerns that are beyond repair.
If a tooth is broken, cracked, or extensively decayed, it might be time to remove it. Likewise, a tooth that is poorly positioned, non-functional, or associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be extracted.
Should tooth extraction become necessary for you, Tran Dental P.S. will provide you with a variety of treatment options before you make the decision to remove your tooth. We will also make sure to keep you comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
TEETH CLEANING IN SAN ANTONIO, TX
Teeth cleaning is more than just freshening up your breath and removing excess plaque and tartar. It’s also a way to preserve your general well-being since poor oral health can lead to cavities that can result in serious medical conditions like diabetes or stroke. Regular teeth cleaning can also stop developing infections, find small fractures, and asses gum recession before it impacts your jaw.
Since even the most rigorous oral routines can’t tackle every leftover food, our teeth cleaning services can remove any buildup on the teeth and gums that have accumulated over time. This is a routine procedure that can last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Additionally, our cleaning is pain-free unless your gums are not used to the procedure.
With our skills and experiences, we know how to help clients from all backgrounds to get the oral care they need. You can turn to us any time if you want to take a step for your oral health.
Our professional dentists can help you customize a plan for even the most complex dental issues. Whether you need a bridge, crown, or teeth whitening, you can rest easy knowing our team is on the case.
And since we aim for your complete satisfaction, we only use cutting-edge technology and equipment, whether you’re in for a simple cleaning or multiple services. Reach out to us today.
VENEERS IN SAN ANTONIO, TX
Our team believes that the appearance of your teeth does matter. Stains, damage, chips, and discolorations in your teeth can make you feel embarrassed to smile, interact, or talk to other people. So if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers can be the solution.
Here at Tran Dental P.C., we can help patients who want to beautify their smiles by providing composite and porcelain veneers. We can also help you determine whether dental veneers are the right choice for you.
Veneers offer a quick solution to cosmetic problems that usually take years to fix through cosmetic dentistry. The process of veneer installation depends on the type of veneer, the patient’s needs, the condition of the teeth, and more. But veneer installation usually goes something like this:
Clean the teeth to remove plaque
Grind or rough up the surface of the teeth to prepare them, depending on the type of veneer
Apply dental cement
Install the veneers
Some veneers like the porcelain ones are created in a lab from impressions taken of the patient’s teeth during their first visit to the dentist’s office. This process may take a few weeks to complete. But our composite veneers at Tran Dental P.C. are formed directly on the patient’s teeth in our clinic. We use a resin that starts as a fluid and is hardened and cured with a special UV light.
Since veneers are only designed to fit over the front part of the tooth, they are a good option for people with functional teeth that suffer from cosmetic problems. So if you want to have confidence in your smile, your dentist can help you decide whether you are a good candidate for veneers. During your examination, your dentist will look for:
- Misshapen Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
Which is best: porcelain or composite veneers?
Porcelain and composite veneers have very different properties. Consult your dentist to decide whether composite or porcelain veneers are right for you.
What are the ways that veneers become damaged?
Veneers are strong but can be damaged by biting things that are too hard, like a pen, an almond, or your nail. If you have any of these habits, talk to your dentist before installing veneers to help you avoid problems.
Does insurance cover veneer installation?
Veneer installation coverage depends on your insurance policy. Call your dental insurer before the procedure begins to find out.
Does veneer installation hurt?
Veneer installation procedure should not be painful, but you may feel some discomfort during the process. Your dentist can prescribe pain medication to help with the pain.