At Summit Dental Care in Pasadena, TX, Dr. Robert B. Cooper Jr. offers Same as Current treatment, which allows patients to maintain their smile and oral health for a long time. If you are looking for a dentist who can help you achieve that, visit our office today at 2123 Spencer Hwy Ste 200, 77505, or call us at (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment.
What is Same as Current treatment?
Although regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for maintaining optimal oral health, they do not always address the specific needs of each patient. The goal of Same as Current treatment is to provide each patient with a customized treatment plan that ensures their unique dental needs are met and their current oral health is maintained until the next follow-up appointment.
Same as Current treatment may include:
In-office whitening treatments performed in our office
Dental hygiene education to provide you with the tools you need to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy at home
A non-surgical gum line recontouring procedure
A custom-fit night guard to provide a more comfortable night's sleep
Same as Current Dental Cleaning
During your regular dental cleaning, our hygienists use special tools to remove tartar and plaque from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. During Same as Current treatment, we may also use these tools to educate you on how to properly brush your teeth and gums at home so that you can continue to maintain your smile after your visit with us.
With Same as Current dental cleaning, we will also discuss the importance of replacing your toothbrush every three months. Many people do not realize that their toothbrush is full of bacteria by this time and continuing to use it might cause more harm than good.
If you are missing one or more teeth but do not want the inconvenience of dentures that must be removed before going to bed, Dr. Cooper may recommend dental implants. These artificial teeth are placed directly into the jawbone, providing a strong and sturdy foundation for new teeth or dentures.
A dental crown may be used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or other dental issues or is missing altogether. A crown is typically made of porcelain material that closely matches the color of your existing natural teeth. Once it has been placed on top of your tooth, it will be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
If you are experiencing problems such as significant snoring or sleep apnea, Dr. Cooper may recommend a custom-fit night guard to reduce the risk of excess wear on your teeth during the night. Not only do these guards protect your teeth from wear and tear, but they also help prevent excessive wear on the rest of your body from disrupted sleep patterns.
If you have noticed that your gums have receded from your teeth or if you have developed pockets between your gums and tooth roots due to gum disease, Dr. Cooper may recommend a non-surgical gum line recontouring procedure that will give you a more youthful smile without any invasive procedures or costly dental implants. Contact us today to learn more about Same as Current treatment!