Dental Specialties Available In Dallas

Dental Specialties Available In Dallas

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. But sometimes we’ll refer you to a specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

The following are some of the most common dental specialties:

Endodontists
Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.

Periodontists
Periodontists practicing treat conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist.

Prosthodontists
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth is called ‘restorative dentistry’. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.

Pediatric Dentists
Infants, young children and teenagers have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population.

Oral Surgeons
Oral surgeons perform procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we are able to care for most of your dental needs and can give a referral if necessary. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 785
Posted in Dental health, General dentistry

The Wow Factor

sleep dentistry North DallasAt Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we continue to get fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

If the term “cosmetic dentistry” is unfamiliar to you, it’s a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth and teeth, and how they come together in your smile.

There are a number of common cosmetic dentistry procedures available. The most popular are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Clear braces have generated a lot of interest, too.

Teeth whitening can transform your smile in ways that far surpass any whitening product you’ll find at the grocery store.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.

Clear braces can straighten your teeth without the bother of metal brackets. They’re worn like an athlete’s mouth guard. People love them because they are subtle, and because they can be removed at mealtime and when you brush your teeth.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, our cosmetic dentistry will leave you saying “Wow!” People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to us to improve their smiles, and for our comprehensive general dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 6750
Posted in Cosmetic dentistry

Preventing Gum Disease

Preventing Gum Disease at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

This message from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas is about gum disease, and how you can prevent it.

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar, which is hardened plaque.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a pocket. This creates new space for plaque for grow. In advanced stages of gum disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

So what can you do to prevent this from happening? The answer is two-fold:

  • First, brush and floss your teeth daily. Twice a day is best.
  • Get regular cleanings and check-ups.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we have treated gum disease in patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood. People also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 750
Posted in Dental health, General dentistry, Gum disease

What You See And What You Don’t

invisible braces North Dallas

If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile makeover, you want people to notice the final outcome – your dazzling smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. This post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas talks about three vital smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for the successful result.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone in Dallas wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Invisible braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many vital advantages over dental crowns. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Doctor Howard Kessner to discuss your options.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we offer implants and other restorative dentistry. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our office for their dental health. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 6805
Posted in Dental health, Dental implants

Rather Have A Root Canal?

Dallas Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we perform root canal therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.

Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.

A Straightforward Procedure

Root canals are not all that complicated. The most important thing to remember is that the procedure is done to save an infected or damaged tooth. We do that by cleaning out the infection inside, filling the space that leaves, and sealing it.

Teeth that have had a root canal can last a lifetime. Most patients say their root canals were virtually painless – not much different than having a cavity filled.

One reason for that is modern anesthetics. They are better than ever. We begin with a local anesthetic, and that’s enough for a lot of patients. We also have stronger options.

Root canals are usually completed in just one appointment. It takes about two hours to complete the procedure. You may need to schdedule a follow-up for a crown or filling, but in simple cases everything can be done in just one session.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, root canals don’t live up to their bad reputation. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood call us for complete general dentistry. Call today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 373
Posted in Dental health, Root canal

Considering Dentures? Read This First.

dentures Dallas

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we get many questions about tooth replacement options. For centuries, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. A denture is preferable to being toothless, but dental implants provide many advantages. Before you get dentures, consider the following.

4 Things To Know About Dentures

1. Dentures are not the only replacement selection for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a more effective option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has critical implications. Dental implants can avoid bone recession that commonly occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can deliver patients the near-normal ability to chew, speak, and laugh.

2. There are more than one kind of denture. Most men and women are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some original teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or detachable.

3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be an appropriate candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Bone grafting can augment natural bone for some implant patients. Schedule an appointment with Doctor Howard Kessner to find out if you are an appropriate candidate.

4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice proper oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we’ve placed implant dentures in patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood. We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 8141
Posted in All-on-4 dentures, Dental implants, Implant dentures

Retaining Brightness After Teeth Whitening Treatment

professional tooth whitening Dallas

Once you brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, you’ll want the results to last as long as possible. But the same things that stained your teeth to begin with can stain them again. There are some things you can do retain that newly-whitened smile.

Do’s

  • First, use an oral rinse every day. There are many over-the-counter products with whitening agents to help keep your smile bright. As a bonus, they can improve your overall oral hygiene.

Don’ts

  • There are certain things that really do a number of your teeth: drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, and red wine; smoking; even certain medications. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us.
  • Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth. Weak enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.
  • Artificial coloring in many foods can stain your newly whitened teeth. Candy, popsicles, and fruit punch are examples.

Remember the Basics

Regular brushing goes a long way toward keeping your white smile. Try for twice a day. Whitening toothpastes can help the process. Brush for at least two minutes, and remember to get along the gumline.

It doesn’t take too much effort to make your whitened smile last. At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we have have brightened countless smiles with teeth whitening. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us to set up an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 7507
Posted in Cosmetic dentistry, Teeth whitening

Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

cosmetic dental North Dallas

Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become complacent about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this blog post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas our goal is for you to evaluate where you stand, and to think about whether you could step it up a notch.

By committing to dental health best practices, you can prevent future problems and even improve your quality of life.

Brushing

  • Good: Brush your teeth once a day.
  • Better: Brush your teeth after each meal.
  • Best: Brush after each meal and floss thoroughly before bed.

Dental Checkups

  • Good: Call our office if you get a toothache.
  • Better: See us once a year, even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
  • Best: Get a thorough dental exam and cleaning every six months.

A White Smile

  • Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
  • Better: Use an over-the-counter teeth whitening system at home.
  • Best: Call us for an in-office whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

  • Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
  • Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
  • Best: Ask us about a state-of-the-art dental implant.

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

  • Good: Eat a healthy diet.
  • Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
  • Best: Eat a healthy diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, avoid energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we are committed to the dental health of each one of our patients. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our practice for general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 7397
Posted in Dental health, General dentistry

5 Smile Makeover Questions For Dallas Smiles

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Dallas

If you are considering a multi-procedure smile transformation or extensive restorative dental work at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, here are four considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
Our smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific treatments required to achieve your perfect smile. We develop a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Sedation?
Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This is especially beneficial for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment. Some care are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Some use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the needed healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
Our patients experience wonderful results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same ‘batch’ for the most precise color matching.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas can be transformative. Find out why people from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood trust us with their smiles. We also offer complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 4764
Posted in Cosmetic dentistry

Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

what to expect during dental implant surgery Dallas

In this post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we review what patients can expect during dental implant surgery.

We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after.

Before the Procedure

We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from multiple angles. It’s essential to verify that you have enough healthy bone structure.

If you don’t have sufficient bone at the implant site, we may recommend bone grafting surgery.

During the exam, we will check that your gums are healthy. Along with healthy bone, healthy gums are required. We’ll also talk about your oral and physical health in general, and your medical history.

During Implant Surgery

First, we’ll use local anesthesia to numb the implant location.

Next, an incision is made in the gums to access the bone.

A small hole is drilled for the post. Then the implant post is screwed into the hole in the bone.

We’ll take an X-ray to make sure the implant is in the correct place, then sew the gums back over the implant.

After Implant Surgery

Patients usually feel minimal discomfort when the local anesthesia wears off. There may be some swelling at the implant location. Slight bruising may transpire as well. Over-the-counter pain relievers are usually enough to control it.

There is minimal pain. You won’t have to take an entire day off. Most likely, you’ll be back to your normal activities without delay.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we have placed dental implants in people from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood, who also come to us for our complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

ArticleID 8174
Posted in Dental implants, Implant dentures
New Patient Offer
Contact Us




Our Location
Dr. Howard Kessner
Dallas dentist Dr. Howard Kessner has been providing exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more for more than 45 years to patients in and around the Dallas, Texas area. He also offers free second opinions to anyone facing major dental procedures. Located near the Prestonwood neighborhood, he serves patients from all over the DFW Metroplex including the communities of North Dallas, Richardson, and Plano, TX, students and faculty from the University of Texas Dallas and zip codes 75080, 75093, 75248, 75252 and 75287. https://www.drkessner.com/

7522 Campbell Rd Ste 120
Dallas, TX 75248
Call Now: 972.248.8525
Fax: 972.248.7657

Reviews
powered by BirdEye
Review Us

Social Media

NagiosCheckValue - Do not remove please