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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Orthodontics & Laser Dentistry Mineral Wells, TX | Four Seasons Dental
... Braces Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion)...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

3 Cutting Edge Ways You Could Benefit from Dental Implants
...People with missing teeth aren't the only ones who can benefit from implants...

Plan Ahead to Make Your Smile the Best it can be for Your Big Day!
...Some teeth require more extensive dental work, like a porcelain crown that completely covers a tooth, or dental implants to replace missing teeth...

4 Situations Where a Crown Could Improve an Existing Tooth
... While crowns are often part of restorations for missing teeth, they’re also commonly used to cap or fit over a viable tooth with structural or appearance problems...

Waiting to Afford Implants? Consider a Flexible RPD in the Meantime
...The conventional RPD has a rigid acrylic base colored to resemble gum tissue supported by a metal frame with attached prosthetic (false) teeth at the missing teeth locations...

Dentures are Still a Viable Choice for Tooth Replacement
...Dentures, though, do have one major drawback: they can’t stop bone loss, a common consequence of missing teeth...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
You’ve probably heard a lot of great things about dental implants as a replacement for missing teeth...

Why You Should Floss Around the Implants Supporting Your Bridge
We've been using bridges to replace missing teeth for decades...

Consider an Effective and Affordable RPD for Teeth Replacement
If you have a few missing teeth but can't afford dental implants or fixed bridgework, consider a removal partial denture (RPD)...

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...But dental implant restorations in particular could help stop or even reverse bone deterioration at the site of the missing teeth...

Partial Dentures: an Affordable Alternative to More Expensive Restorations
Dental implants are today’s preferred choice for replacing missing teeth...

Wearing Dentures 24/7 May Not Be a Good Idea - Here's Why
...For one thing, around the clock denture wearing could worsen bone loss, already a concern with dentures and missing teeth...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants FAQs
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...