Professional Cleanings For The Whole Family
Frisco family dentistry
Our hygiene department has been designed to provide you with thorough dental cleanings and gum care. We have trained our hygienists in the latest procedures and technology.
You’ll find our office and staff friendly, comfortable and efficient. We have flexible scheduling and it’s easy to make an appointment. Our beautiful location in Frisco, Behind the Stonebriar Mall, along with easy parking, make this the perfect dental office to take care of your oral health.
The ultrasonic scaler gently removes heavy stains and calcium deposits from your teeth.
We recommend that you come in to see us for a checkup and dental cleaning every six months. You can count on our well-trained hygienists to be very gentle during your cleaning
Our hygienists use an ultrasonic EMS Piezo® scaler to clean your teeth. With this state-of-the-art technology, that uses sound waves, she can quickly and effectively clean your teeth with minimal discomfort and damage to the gums. She then uses a hand scaler for the fine removal of tartar.
After your cleaning she will polish your teeth using a polishing paste and an air-flow device which removes additional particles, as well as heavy stains, so your teeth are bright and shiny! The air-flow device is particularly effective for patients with implants and orthodontics.
After the cleaning, our hygienist will go over the areas that can be improved on with good oral care at home.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction And Other Extractions
Custom Sports Mouth Guards
Mouth guards. Athletic mouth guards are designed to absorb and distribute the forces of impact and minimize traumatic injury to both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. In fact, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to teeth when not wearing a mouth guard. The best ones are custom-made for you by our Frisco dental office .
Custom-made mouth guards are an indispensable piece of equipment — especially when they could save the inconvenience (and potentially much higher cost) of restoring or replacing teeth. So if you or your children are active in sports, consider having a custom mouth guard made by our Frisco dental office. It’s the best way to prevent a dental injury from spoiling your game.
A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is often less durable.
The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:
- Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
- Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
- Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
- Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created.
- Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth.
- After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.
- This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.
Natural-Looking & Durable Crowns with Breakthrough CEREC technology!
Restore Your Teeth in 2 Visits (next day)
How would you like to have healthy, natural-looking teeth that last? CEREC can give you the smile you are looking for.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is short for CEramic REConstruction. It is an advanced dental system designed to provide high-quality porcelain crowns, veneers, inlays or onlays . We create these restorations in our in-oflab, which means no waiting for your restoration to return from an outside lab.
The CEREC process begins by taking a precise optical impression of a patient’s tooth using the CEREC Omnicam. Using 3D computer imaging, the restoration is custom-designed for the patient’s mouth. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design and manufacturing) technology to create a perfect fit.
Once the crown is designed, it is milled out of a block of high-quality porcelain. Minutes later the crown is ready to be bonded into place. No temporary crown is needed and no follow-up visit is required.
Next Day Crowns in Frisco
A CEREC crown can be delivered next day !!
Typical crowns can take up to three visits and require the use of a temporary crown to fully restore your tooth. With CEREC technology this can be done in a single visit, while you are in the chair! CEREC’s precision 3-D technology allows us to create a customized crown that fits your mouth perfectly and is completely biocompatible with the body.
The CEREC system eliminates the need for a temporary crown. A tooth can become sensitive from wearing a temporary crown which may necessitate a root canal to alleviate that sensitivity. CEREC restorations protect your teeth from decay.
A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent:
Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
There are three main types of bridges, namely:
A fixed bridge is the most popular and consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns, which fit over the existing teeth and hold the bridge in place.
The “Maryland” bridge is commonly used to replace missing front teeth and consists of a filler that is attached to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth. The metal bands consist of a white-colored composite resin that matches existing tooth color.
The cantilever bridge is often used when there are teeth on only one side of the span. A typical three-unit cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth space. The filler tooth is then connected to the two crowned teeth, which extend into the missing tooth space or end.
Hot and cold sensitivity is greatly reduced with composite material compared to the silver/mercury amalgams.
Restorations with composites require less removal of tooth, less structure to place than those with amalgams and especially with new cavities. Dramatically smaller holes are needed with a composite.
White fillings are healthier because no traces of mercury are used, unlike silver amalgams.
The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. We will replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with white fillings (composites) to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
With today’s advancements, no longer will you have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly and unhealthy silver/mercury fillings or metal margins of the past. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.
White Fillings versus Silver Amalgam Fillings:
White fillings bond to the tooth; they strengthen the tooth by restoring most of its original shape. Silver amalgams, on the other hand, weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking. Broken teeth can be very expensive to replace; white amalgam can actually save time and money in the long run.
White filling composites are preferred by most patients. This is due to the natural color, strength and overall appearance and feel. Composites are naturally more comfortable.
A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthening filler.
A cavity is the result of superficial decay of the enamel of the tooth. Left long enough, this decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, dentists can perform a root canal (or endodontics), preserving the tooth and retaining its original integrity; thereby, saving a tooth that in the past would have to have been pulled.
- The patient undergoes anesthesia.
- A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth.
- The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead dental pulp.
- The tooth is comprehensively cleaned, including any cracks and canals.
- With special tools, the doctor reshapes the canals.
- The tooth is filled again with cutting edge biocompatible filling material.
- A temporary covering is used to cover the access opening.
- Patients MUST see their regular dentist quickly for a permanent restoration of the tooth.
Replacing your missing or damaged teeth will benefit not only your appearance but your overall health. Using state-of-the-art technology and updated materials, dentures can now be custom designed to look more natural and feel more comfortable.
It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.
Complete dentures are artificial, removable replacements for the natural teeth of the upper or lower jaw or both.
Upper dentures are held in place by a vacuum created between your appliance and the palate of your mouth.
Lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped to accommodate the tongue, and, due to lack of suction, are often held in place by implants placed in the jaw for support.
Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth by attaching via a metal framework to your natural teeth.
Caring for your removable appliances:
- Proper denture care is essential to the durability of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth.
- Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled tooth brush. (Don’t forget to brush your gums and tongue as well.)
- While not being worn, keep your dentures in denture solution and/or water (not hot) to prevent warping.
- Handle with care and keep out of the reach of children and pets
- If your dentures become loose, chipped, broken or cracked, see your dentist.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:
- Single Tooth Replacement
- Anterior Replacement
- Posterior Replacement
- Full Upper Replacement
- Types of Implants
There are three main types of implants:
- The root implant
- The plate form implant
- The subperiosteal implant
The root implant—by far, the most popular—is the most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the patient’s original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the healing process is completed and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.
The plate form implant is ideal in situations where the jawbone is not wide enough to properly support a root implant. The plate form implant is long and thin, unlike the root implant, and anchors into thin jawbones. It is inserted the same way as a root implant. In certain cases, the plate form implant is immediately fitted with the restoration without waiting for the healing process to run its course.
The subperiosteal implant is used when the jawbone has receded to the point where it can no longer support an implant.
Post Implant Care
Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed. Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.
- Dr Azinge is known as the Gentle Dentist and will take good care of your child`s dental health form infant up to an adult.
- We have lots of patients we have seen from infants and now they are adults .Parents are always welcome to accompany their child during dental visits.
For new parents we follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – “first visit by the first birthday”. Recognizing the short attention span of 1 year olds, Dr. Azinge will perform an exam, demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques, and discuss your child’s eating, feeding, and oral habits with you.
YOUR CHILD`S FIRST DENTAL CLEANING
We recommend a complete dental exam, a professional cleaning, and a topical fluoride application at 2 to 3 yrs of age. During this visit we allow extra time for your child to become acquainted with our staff and to inspect our facilities. By proceeding at a reasonable pace and explaining procedures in age appropriate terminology, most fears and anxieties are eliminated.We evaluate your child’s brushing skills and correct any deficiencies.
Dr. Rachel Azinge’s office has an area for kids to play and for infants, children and teens. Our beautiful is designed to make kids feel right at home. Children deserve to experience a gentle, caring approach to their dental care.
We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the slightly anxious child. An extremely safe option, nitrous oxide helps a child who is cooperative but worried about various aspects of their appointment. It helps alleviate anxiety about having instruments placed in the mouth.
Oral Care for the Infant
Cleaning your baby’s teeth should start at birth. You can start by gently cleaning the gums with a damp washcloth. Fluoridated toothpaste is not recommended until your child is able to rinse and spit. Until they are old enough, use an ADA approved fluoride-free toothpaste such as Baby Orajel Tooth and Gum Cleanser or Orajel.
Prevention of Early Childhood Decay
It is important not to allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle. Sugary drinks should not be given in a bottle. Diluting juice with water can help decrease the amount of sugar your child drinks. Children should be weaned from the bottle by 12 months of age. Encourage your child to drink from a sippy cup by their first birthday.
Habits (Thumb, Finger, or Pacifier)
Thumb and pacifier habits are normal and most children discontinue a habit by 2 years of age. If the habit persists at 4 years of age, the habit is more difficult to stop. A prolonged habit may affect the child’s bite. If the permanent teeth are affected, orthodontic treatment may be needed.
Baby’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends “first visit by first birthday”. Getting an early start in your baby’s oral care is essential in the prevention of dental problems.
It takes cavity causing bacteria, sugars and susceptible teeth to create decay. The bacteria utilize the sugars (starchy foods break down into sugars) to produce an acid which creates cavities in the teeth. Children who sip on juices and eat snacks frequently throughout the day are more prone to decay. This is due to the greater amount of time that sugars are exposed to the teeth. Setting aside a set time for the child to eat a meal or a snack is advised. Foods that stick to the chewing surfaces of teeth such as potato chips, crackers, and dried fruit should be given less frequently.
At the Dental Spa of Texas , we are here to help you .
Dental Emergencies can happen at any time, any day, and when your dental health is at risk, we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth.
What Should I Do If My Child Falls And Knocks Out A Permanent Tooth?
Remain calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface, being careful not to touch the root.
If the tooth is not dirty or broken, you should attempt to reinsert it into your child’s mouth into the empty socket. If you are able to reinsert it, have your child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean piece or cloth or gauze and go directly to you pediatric dentist. If you cannot reinsert the tooth (or if it is dirty or broken), put the tooth in a glass of milk and take it and your child immediately to your dentist’s office.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
Even if the damaged tooth is not a permanent one, it is important to go immediately to the dentist office. Once a tooth has become chipped or broken, bacteria can enter the tooth’s pulp or nerve and cause an infection. It is important for a dentist to evaluate the damage and seal the enamel to keep bacteria out and ward off infection
Apply direct pressure on the bleeding area using a clean cloth.
- If there is swelling, use a cold compress to reduce the swelling (a Popsicle often works well).
- Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
Cut/bitten tongue, lip or cheek
A cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort. To relieve these symptoms, first apply direct pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. If there is swelling, you can reduce it by applying a cold compress. (A popsicle works well.) Finally, give your child Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for any discomfort.
In the event of a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm salt water. If you notice any swelling, apply a cold compress directly to the affected area. Give your child Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for any pain or discomfort. Even if the pain subsides, it is important to visit your pediatric dentist as soon as possible to rule out any problems.