AREAS OF EXPERTISE
DR. CARLOS A. ALONSO, DDS
Our team places great emphasis on preventive care and patient education, and we handle a comprehensive range of dental procedures, both restorative and cosmetic. Below are brief descriptions of the procedures we perform.
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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – Children’s dentistry services
With previous experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Alonso caters to the needs of our littlest patients. We love to see children here, and we strive to make this a place where they can feel comfortable and relaxed as they learn ways to make sure their teeth last a lifetime.
PREVENTIVE CARE – Ways to prevent oral health issues
Cleaning Regular cleanings and checkups are essential to maintain good oral health. We customize each cleaning based on our patients’ individual needs.
X-raysUsed as a diagnostic tool, these pictures help us determine the patient’s overall oral health. We use digital x-rays, which expose patients to very little radiation compared to traditional x-rays.
Sealants A small amount of material is painted into the grooves of the back teeth to help prevent cavities. This very simple procedure does an excellent job of maintaining oral health.
BruxismThis condition is more commonly known as teeth grinding or clenching. Many patients do this at night in their sleep and are completely unaware of it. Bruxism can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and worn down or weakened teeth. A night guard can be made to help protect the teeth against further wear.
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY – Ways to correct diseased, injured, or abnormal teeth
FillingsWhen a patient has a small cavity or decay, the decay is removed and the space is replaced by a tooth-colored filling of composite material. No amalgam (silver) fillings are used.
Dental implantsA method for replacing missing teeth, a dental implant is a titanium, root-shaped device placed in the jaw to act as an anchor for a crown, which is fabricated to fit the implant and function as permanent tooth.
DenturesAnother way to replace missing teeth, dentures can be either partial or complete. Partial dentures are part of a removable appliance that attaches to the existing teeth. Complete dentures rest on the tissues or jaws to replace an entire set of teeth. Complete dentures can attach to dental implants for a better fit.
Dental extractionsThis term refers to the removal of teeth. When a tooth cannot be saved, it is removed. The space is then replaced with some form of implant, bridge, or denture.
Dental CrownsCrowns are used to restore teeth with decay, fractures, or trauma. Typically made of porcelain, they are matched to the existing teeth in shade and color so that they blend in with the rest of the mouth. Commonly referred to as “caps,” they surround weakened teeth to provide stability and can last a long time when properly maintained.
BridgeAnother method for replacing a tooth, a bridge quite literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A crown is cemented to each tooth on either side of the gap with a false tooth attached between them. Unlike partial dentures that the patient takes in and out, bridges are fixed in the mouth.
Root canalRoot canal therapy treats disorders in the nerve(pulp) of the tooth. A root canal can save a tooth by treating the pulp, which contains the nerve and blood supply to a tooth, that is diseased or damaged. Pulp disease usually means that a tooth will be lost if something is not done to save it. Root canal therapy involves replacing the diseased pulp with a substance that will keep the tooth functional. Some common factors and symptoms that lead to root canal therapy include trauma such as a physical blow, irritation caused by deep decay, advanced gum disease, pain or throbbing while biting, sensitivity to hot and cold, and severe decay or an injury that creates inflammation.
COSMETIC DENTISTRY – Ways to make your smile more attractive
Porcelain veneersVeneers are facings created by bonding a very thin layer of porcelain to the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers create a bright, white, natural smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Minimal tooth structure is removed during the porcelain veneers procedure.
BondingThis process involves using composite to correct minor chips and stains on the front surface of the teeth.
WhiteningA safe way to whiten your teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer both at home and in-office options for bleaching.
TMJ DentistrySymptoms of TMJ dysfunction can include headaches, neck aches, sore jaws, limited opening of your jaw and popping and clicking when you open your jaw. Dr. Alonso is well-trained in diagnosing and treating TMJ and facial pain issues.
Oral Conscious Sedation DentistryOral Conscious Sedation is an easy and safe procedure that allows our patients that are apprehensive about dental treatment to relax and have a positive experience. In keeping with our desire to provide the best possible dental care for all patients, Dr. Alonso is licensed to provide oral conscious sedation and offers it for those who suffer fear or a high level of anxiety for dental procedures.
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that manifests during sleep.
ADA American Dental AssociationFor more information on oral health, treatments, and our code of ethics go to www.ADA.org.
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We’re located at8817 TX-6, Suite 600Missouri City, Texas 77459
TEL: 281-778-8400FAX: 281-778-8442
EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
HOURS :Monday – Wednesday: 8am – 5pmThursday: 9am – 5pmFriday: 8am – 2pm