Oral Surgery & Advanced Dental Care in Katy
If you’ve put your teeth through the wringer and they’re in need of some TLC to get them back to health, let us help! We offer a number of restorative treatments to get your smile back in shape and stronger than ever before.
Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
Tooth pain can sometimes be caused by an infection in the root of the tooth. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, Dr. Nguyen will take digital X-rays of your teeth and gums to determine the problem. If an infection is suspected, he may recommend root canal therapy. This type of oral surgery involves cleaning out the infected tooth pulp and sealing the inside of the tooth to protect against future damage or infection. Once the infection has been cleared from the tooth, we’ll place a crown on top of the tooth to give it added strength.
The term “root canal” strikes fear into the hearts of many people, but rest assured that the procedure is not as painful as you imagine. In fact, most patients report that the tooth pain they were experiencing was much worse than any discomfort they felt during the root canal procedure. We also provide you with sedation to help you stay relaxed throughout treatment.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Teeth that are cracked or damaged, or those that have been replaced entirely with a dental implant, benefit from the placement of dental crowns. A crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged tooth or a dental implant. It provides strength to damaged teeth and gives an implant the full function of a natural tooth. Crowns also look and feel just like your natural teeth.
If you’re missing a couple of teeth in a row, Dr. Nguyen may suggest a tooth bridge. A bridge is used to essentially “bridge” a gap caused by missing teeth. The bridge is attached to crowns placed on either side of the gap, and false teeth sit in place of missing teeth, giving you a complete smile that functions great.
Sometimes teeth crack below the gum line. If this happens, we may need to perform crown lengthening, which is a surgical procedure where we reshape your gums and expose the damage. This allows us to place a new restoration and cover the damage.
Missing many of all of your natural teeth doesn’t mean you’ll never smile again! We can get you back to talking, smiling, and eating with ease and confidence again with dentures. We’ll take a few appointments to design and fit your new dentures so that they feel comfortable. Advancements in the materials used in dentures have made them more secure than ever before, so you won’t have any discomfort from slipping or rubbing. Once your new dentures are fitted, you’ll be back to eating your favorite foods again in no time, and that’s really something to smile about!
At Heritage Dental, if you’re in need of a filling due to decay, we place only composite (tooth-colored) fillings. Composite fillings are often smaller than traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, so more of your healthy tooth structure is left intact. Less prep work is required, too, meaning you spend less time in the dental chair.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implants
Missing teeth? We offer complete implant services right here in our office. Dental implants are small, biocompatible posts that we place into your jawbone. They mimic a tooth’s root and create a base for your false teeth (crown, bridge, or denture) to attach to. Implants are a permanent method for tooth replacement and you won’t have to worry about your tooth restoration slipping or falling out throughout the day!
LANAP® Laser Dentistry
Traditionally, gum disease treatment was an invasive, often painful procedure. Now, we utilize modern LANAP soft tissue lasers to quickly and comfortably treat advanced stages of gum disease. The soft tissue lasers can remove bad gum tissue, recontour the gums, and help patients have a speedy, stress-free recovery. Another benefit of LANAP is that laser technology actually helps gums regenerate to grow back healthy and strong!
What Our Patients Say About Us
Wow this place is amazing. The staff and doctor are so friendly. They really know how to take care of their patients. One thing I noticed that no other dentist have done was that the doctor checked my neck for any lumps
or signs of cancer. The only thing I would say is that the wait to be seen is a little longer than expected but it’s worth it. Trust me. It smells good and it’s very clean and sanitized. I finally found my doctor. I am a
very picky person and believe me they have met my expectations!
This is so great place to go see your teeth! This would be a recommended dental place to check your teeth. Everyone here is very kind and careful, they all pay attention. Thank you to Jessica for cleaning my son’s teeth,
get nice as well. The place is very clean! So I give this a 5 stars, Thank for everyone!
Staff was very nice and professional! They took care of my problem the same day. I was so grateful! Will be definitely going back for my check ups
It was love at first visit. I even transferred my baby here. We love Dr Chi ! She is great with my teen and baby. The staff is patient and friendly.
Everyone that I encountered at Heritage was wonderful especially the young lady that performed my X-ray exam and deep cleaning…she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and that I was in very capable hands! I
totally trusted her with the services that Heritage was providing to me,and I have another appointment there later this month. Heritage Dental has a very clean,professional,yet comfortable and trusting environment which
is so important for a new patient like me! I recommend Heritage to anyone who’s looking for a great dentistry with a great staff and wonderful environment….Heritage is that dentistry.
Minh Triet Vo
I went there for removal of my wisdom tooth. The whole operation was smooth and I felt almost no pain thanks to anaesthesia. The prescription they gave also make the recovery process much easier. It’s currently 12 hours
since my extraction, my clot is forming normally and I’m completely comfortable except for a few times where I need to talk.