Our Dental Services – Serving Pasadena TX
Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results. Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.
Dr. Paul Covell
Your Pasadena, TX Dentist
BIOLASE® Dental Lasers
Lasers are replacing traditional tools in many areas of medicine, and dentistry is no exception. BIOLASE® dental lasers allow most procedures to be performed with minimal drilling, and often without anesthetic. Using a patented process called hydrokinetics, the laser energizes a stream of water capable of removing both hard and soft tissue, and eliminates the need for a needle, drill or scalpel.
Bruxism is a disorder in which the patient grinds, gnashes or clenches their teeth. Although some individuals may experience bruxism during the day, it most frequently occurs during sleep. Occasional teeth grinding is not harmful but when bruxism occurs often, the teeth can be damaged and other oral complications may occur. Individuals who have bruxism are more likely to suffer from other sleep-related disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea. Sleep partners may notice bruxism in one another and dentists can often diagnose the disorder based on evidence of damage to teeth or crowns they discover during routine examinations.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses not only the health of the teeth, but also their aesthetic value. Various products and procedures exist within cosmetic dentistry with the goal of improving both the well-being and visual beauty of the teeth, giving the individual a higher level of self-confidence.
Crest 3D White Whitestrips® Teeth Whitening
The Crest 3D White Whitestrips® whitening system consists of enamel-safe teeth-whitening strips that can be used at home to create a whiter and brighter smile. No dental visit is needed; the strips can be purchased almost anywhere that toothpaste is sold. They incorporate the same enamel-safe whitening ingredients that dentists use to whiten teeth, and they remove both surface and below-the-surface stains to whiten teeth effectively.Learn More
Dental bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used to: Restore an attractive smile; Reduce the risk of gum disease; Restore the ability to bite and chew; Improve speech; Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.Learn More
Dental implants are titanium anchors implanted into the jawbone that hold replacement teeth in place. The root of the implant sits in the jawbone beneath the gum line and the visible tooth, or crown, is attached to the root. Implants look and feel much like natural teeth. They support individual artificial teeth, bridges, and dentures.Learn More
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth, chew food, improve speaking habits, and improve the patient’s facial aesthetics. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected, the patient’s mouth is supported and the appearance is improved by aesthetic standards.Learn More
Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restoration involves reconstructing all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws through the use of restorative materials like crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures. Full mouth reconstruction can be a necessary treatment performed to preserve the patient’s oral health.Learn More
In laser dentistry, dental procedures are performed using lasers. The use of lasers allows many dental procedures to be performed with great precision, few complications and very little pain. Lasers are versatile tools that can be used in many dental procedures such as; Cavity detection; Tartar removal; Dental fillings; Gum surgery.Learn More
Mouth guards are customized devices worn over the teeth to protect them from injury. Unlike dental splints, which are orthodontic devices used to treat conditions such as teeth-grinding (bruxism), snoring or sleep apnea, mouth guards are used primarily to protect the teeth and braces during athletic or recreational activities. Effective mouth guards should be comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and allow the wearer to breathe and speak normally.Learn More
Oral cancer often appears in the mouth as a white, or red, spot or sore that is so small it goes unnoticed. Because many people do not realize they have oral cancer, a diagnosis may not be made until the cancer has become more advanced, making treatment more difficult. Early detection of cancer and precancerous conditions increases the likelihood of a cure. Regular dental examinations are an invaluable part of early cancer detection and treatment.Learn More
A radiograph is a digital image created by an X-ray. Dentists follow careful guidelines as to when radiographs should be taken. Radiographs are a valuable diagnostic tool, giving dentists the ability to view internal structures of the mouth that are not visible in a physical examination.Learn More
A patient who has teeth that are damaged or missing, whether from disease, injury or other causes, is a candidate for restorative dentistry, which will restore overall mouth health and make teeth look aesthetically pleasing. Receiving proper treatment for damaged or missing teeth is essential in order to prevent further problems and eliminate difficulties with eating or speaking.Learn More
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) refers to a group of related disorders that result from problems with the jaw or jaw joint, or facial muscles involved in jaw movement. TMD can cause discomfort and pain that may be constant or intermittent. These disorders are often incorrectly referred to as TMJ, which refers only to the temporomandibular joint itself.Learn More
In-office tooth bleaching procedures can make tooth color five to seven shades brighter. Dental offices use different methods of bleaching or tooth whitening to achieve effective results. Bleaching products can brighten teeth that have been stained or darkened by: Food ;Tobacco; Injury; Aging.Learn More
In the past, dental cavities were filled with a mixture of metal alloys, also known as amalgam. Today, tooth-colored or composite fillings are a mixture of resin, glass or quartz and porcelain ceramics. These materials are resilient and long lasting. These fillings are colored to match the patient’s teeth and are practically invisible to the untrained eye. For aesthetic and/or medical purposes, these tooth-colored fillings can be used to replace old and worn dental amalgam, gold or other metal fillings.Learn More
Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells of ceramic that are custom-fit and bonded to the front of the teeth. They can create a white, even, and attractive smile. Veneers make it possible to correct a variety of problems, including: Spaces between the teeth; Chipped teeth; Yellowing or stains; Misshapen or crooked teeth; Small holes or pits in teeth; Uneven or undersized teeth.Learn More