Below is a list of dental services that we regularly perform in El Paso, TX. We believe in personalized dental care, from Dental Exams, X-rays and Cleaning to Tooth Extractions, Dental Implants, and Dentures, Green Family Dental is here to provide you with the best dental care possible. After we have done an examination, reviewed your dental history, and gotten to know your situation and your priorities, we can come up with a treatment plan that best serves your needs. Feel free to call us or schedule an appointment to come in and speak directly to our friendly staff and dentists.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Our dentist and his trained staff can provide thorough and professional teeth cleaning. A cleaning by our dentist or our dental hygiene staff in El Paso will remove soft and hard deposits of plaque found on or around the base of your teeth, which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. The plaque can cause cavities, tooth decay, infection, and periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. For more information on periodontal disease, click here.
When you visit Green Family Dental in El Paso to have your teeth professionally cleaned, it will result in fresher breath, healthier teeth and gums. It is recommended to have your teeth cleaned twice a year by a dentist for the best results and prevention of disease or future dental problems.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns or “caps” are a very effective treatment for teeth that have been structurally compromised due to large amounts of decay, extensive wear, cracks, or root canals. Because the crown covers the entire tooth, it holds together and strengthens the remaining tooth structure. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken, and can be attached to bridges or dentures, or to cover a dental implant.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
The success of any dental bridge depends on its foundation which are the teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Making it extremely important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
We only use tooth-colored fillings here at Green Family Dental. Composites (tooth-colored filling material) not only blend in beautifully with the natural tooth, but they restore the original shape of the tooth and reinforce the strength and structure.
Tooth decay, better known as cavities, is the destruction of tooth enamel. It occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth.
Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids that decay your teeth as a result. Over time, these acids destroy tooth enamel which will result in cavities and tooth decay.
When a tooth is severely damaged and unable to be repaired with conservative treatments, a tooth extraction may be necessary. When decay is left unaddressed, it can spread to surrounding teeth and gums and increase your risk for gum disease and other health issues. Tooth extractions are also beneficial in orthodontic treatment to help seperate crowded teeth.
At Green Family Dental, our dentists use comfortable methods for both simple and complex tooth extractions to ensure that patients achieve a smooth recovery. Undergoing a tooth extraction in a timely manner can protect your oral health. When you have fully recovered, we can discuss the available tooth replacement options to restore your smile.
Periodontal disease is a serious dental condition that often gets overlooked and is not treated properly. It is estimated that 60% of adults have some form of periodontal disease. It is caused by certain types of bacteria forming under and around plaque and tarter build-up. These bacteria create toxins that can damage the gums and start eating away at the bone around your teeth, creating bone loss. Getting professional cleanings regularly can help prevent periodontal disease, but once the disease has gotten into your gums and bone, deeper, more intense cleanings are necessary to remove the bacteria (see Treatment Options, below).
Warning signs of gum disease are:
- Gums that bleed during toothbrushing
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste.
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Changes in your bite or teeth placement
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
A root canal therapy treatment is used to save a tooth with a badly damaged or infected pulp.
The pulp, or living part of the inside of a tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. Contained within the pulp chamber, a space inside of the tooth which holds the pulp and extends into roots into the jaw. The pulp will become infected or die for a number of reasons:
- Bacteria causing tooth decay infect the pulp.
- A traumatic injury can cause an infection in the pulp.
- Deep fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of tooth decay or tooth fracture.
- Sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and die for no apparent reason.
During a root canal procedure, the infected nerve and pulp are removed from the “canal” inside of the root, which is then cleaned and sealed. If you have any further questions about Root Canals at our El Paso Dental Practice give us a quick call and we will make sure all of your questions are answered.
Our in-office whitening procedure takes very little time and you will see results the same day! The procedure will take about 45 minutes and can get your teeth up to 8 shades lighter in one appointment. Other treatments may take longer to complete. The whitening may last longer and provide more consistent results than other procedures. For further questions about whitening your teeth call our El Paso Dentist and he or his staff will personally answer any of your questions.
If you break or knock out a tooth, acting quickly gives us the best possible chance to save your tooth. Dental problems, like serious infections or a dental abscess, may also need emergency care. Emergency dental appointments are available. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment if you experience any of these dental problems:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Pain from wisdom teeth
- Swollen or infected gums
- Tooth aches
- Loose fillings or crowns
- Broken dentures
We welcome both same-day and walk-in appointments. Leaving issues such as these untreated can increase the risk of developing serious infections or other health problems. Please give us a call at our El Paso Dental Office at 915-778-4681 as soon as possible.
Invisalign In El Paso
The advantage of having Invisalign at Green Family dental is that we can take care of your orthodontic needs, cleanings, and any other dental work you may need to do all in one appointment.
How Are Invisalign Aligners Made?
The Invisalign aligner trays are made from a combination of our dentist’s training/experience and 3-D computer imaging technology. For any additional questions about orthodontic treatment at our dental practice in El Paso, give our dentist a call at (915) 778-4681 or visit the Invisalign® website.
A natural tooth consists of a crown and a root attached to the jawbone. Implant-supported replacement teeth have the same basic parts. Both have a crown that is visible above the gum line and have a root that securely anchors the tooth to the jaw. The only difference is that the implant is made of titanium,–the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth and the crown above the gum line.
Time is then allowed for dental implant to set in the jaw where the bone grows around it. Since the implant is made from a biocompatible material, the bone bonds with the titanium, creating a firm foundation for artificial teeth. A new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the implant.
A Tooth replacement can dramatically improve your appearance, confidence, and digestive health. Dental implants are the best option for permanent tooth replacement because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth and can even be used as a permanent solution to securing a denture. Read more by clicking the link below.
Cosmetic Dentistry is the field of dentistry that deals with improving the overall aesthetic of your teeth, gums, smile, and bite. There are a few different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments that Green Family Dental offers in El Paso, TX. Dental Implants, Crowns and Bridges, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, and Veneers are just a few. We discuss these dental treatments and more in the link below. Feel free to browse through our website to find out more about our dental services.