Heart Of Texas Dentistry - Here for You and Your Family

Heart of Texas Dentistry is committed to keeping your whole family healthy and happy. We want to make sure everyone is able to get complete care from us, and that you can rest assured that we will always be able to provide a solution, whether it is for a young child or a grandparent.
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Dental Hygiene
An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tarter on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health. During your visit we will review your medical history, thoroughly clean your teeth, perform an oral exam, review oral hygiene instructions and monitor your periodontal (gum) conditions. Fluoride treatments are also provided when appropriate.
 
Sealants
Sealants are a simple procedure for children in which a tooth colored acrylic coating is painted onto the chewing surface of the molars. They are highly effective in preventing decay on these chewing surfaces by coating over the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start.
 
Tooth Colored Fillings
When teeth have small cavities, we clean out the existing decay and fill in the area with tooth colored composite (resins) fillings. These composite fillings require less tooth structure to be removed for the preparation, thus more conservative than preparation for a crown. In addition, composite restorations are bonded in, which creates a better seal, as opposed to amalgam fillings, and less chance for leakage.
 
Crowns & Bridges
A non-removable crown, also known as a “cap”, will restore a broken, heavily-filled, or cracked tooth to its original size and shape. This may also be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more apt to fracture. Crowns are used to strengthen and protect the remaining natural tooth structure as well as improve the appearance of your teeth.

A non-removable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function by replacing missing teeth. This tooth replacement option can also help stabilize the surrounding teeth and maintain the structure of your face and jaw.
 
Dental Implants
Dental implants can replace most any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and supports a new tooth prosthesis (crown, bridge, or denture). Implants can greatly stabilize and secure denture prosthetics. Implants are the most advanced option for replacing missing teeth. Although we refer patients to a specialist to place the implant, our office provides the restorative process of making the crown, bridge or denture for the implant.
 
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth. Root canal treatment consists of removing the nerve and blood vessels that lie within the root of the tooth. In most cases, root canal treated teeth must have a crown or bridge made as a final restoration due to the tooth's brittleness after removing the blood supply. Most root canals can be performed by Dr. Privett in-office.
 
Teeth Whitening
In addition to other cosmetic dental enhancements, we offer patients a safe and effective tooth whitening option. Most discolorations are caused by smoking, coffee, tea or aging of the enamel on your teeth. We use the advanced Zoom! Whitening procedure that will quickly remove superficial stains on teeth surfaces to make them look brighter and more attractive in just a little over an hour.
 
Digital X-rays
Our office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology Digital X-rays. Using an electronic sensor, a sharp and clear digital image can be captured that will immediately appear on a computer screen in front of the patient. These instant images can easily be enhanced to change the contrast or zoom in on a specific area of concern. Digital X-rays have 90% less radiation exposure to the patient.
 
Night Guards
Clenching and grinding can often cause major damage to your teeth as well as headaches, jaw muscle tightness, and temporomadibular joint (TMJ) discomfort. We often make these custom made night guard appliances to provide protection against the clenching and grinding of your teeth.