If you need to undergo a significant amount of dental work, consider same-day dentistry. Same-day dentistry uses advanced technology, like lasers and milling machines, to condense several procedures into a single visit. At TLN Family Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Tammeka Nickleberry, DDS, Courtney Jacocks, DDS, and Esther Oluwo, DDS, provide same-day dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Houston or Pearland, Texas, or book online today.
Same-day dentistry uses modern tools and digital design technology to speed up the dental treatment process. It combines intraoral scanners, computer software, and in-house manufacturing systems, to repair tooth damage or create customized tooth materials during a single visit.
If you develop a cavity, break a tooth, or damage a dental restoration, contact TLN Family Dental immediately. After an oral exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and a series of digital X-rays, your provider can make treatment recommendations.
TLN Family Dental uses same-day dentistry to provide various restorations, including:
A crown is a cap that your TLN Family Dental provider bonds on top of a damaged or decaying tooth. The crown restores your tooth to its near-original shape and size, enhancing your biting and chewing abilities.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your tooth enamel. They cover up minor imperfections, like crooked, pointy, or unusually shaped teeth.
A filling repairs damage to your tooth enamel, caused by trauma or decay. TLN Family Dental offers tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin. Composite resin looks similar to your natural enamel and reflects light in the same way.
If you need more than one type of dental restoration, TLN Family Dental might recommend digital smile design (DSD). DSD combines several types of treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile and your oral health.
At TLN Family Dental, a same-day dentistry visit begins with a review of your dental records and a discussion of your symptoms and goals. Next, your provider performs an oral exam and takes a series of digital X-rays.
Then, your provider develops a custom treatment plan. For example, if you have a deep cavity, TLN Family Dental might recommend a dental crown. They numb your mouth with a local anesthetic, remove the decaying portion of your tooth, and take impressions of your tooth.
Your provider uploads your impressions to the on-site milling machine. The machine then manufactures a custom crown from a block of ceramic. As soon as the milling machine finishes your crown, your provider bonds it on top of your tooth, restoring your smile.
To see if you can benefit from same-day dentistry, make an appointment at TLN Family Dental by calling the nearest office or booking online today.