Preventing Tooth Decay

According to the World Health Organization, 60-90% of children worldwide, and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. Although these numbers are alarmingly high, your risk of tooth decay is significantly lowered with proper oral care. At our office, we offer a comprehensive selection of preventive and dental services to help patients of all ages maintain optimal oral health.

Why a cavity develops and the importance of preventive care

 Cavities form when dental plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. Your risk for tooth decay also increases if your diet is high in sugary sweets, acidic foods, and beverages, or if dry mouth, teeth grinding, receding gums, and deeply grooved dental enamel are present.

As skilled and experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention as the best way to maintain optimal oral health. We also encourage routine checkups to allow for the early detection and treatment of dental disease. While cavities are almost entirely preventable, it’s essential to treat any developing tooth decay early in its onset. In this way, further damage and more severe consequences to your oral health and overall well-being can be avoided.

Helping our patients maintain healthy smiles

 When you visit our office for a checkup, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands. We employ the most advanced dental technology and techniques to carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any sign of dental disease or developing problems. In addition to an assessment of your oral health, every exam performed by our dentist is accompanied by a thorough, professional teeth cleaning to remove any harmful accumulations of dental plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. We’ll also review your home care routine and offer guidance as to how you can clean and care for your teeth more effectively between checkups.

Solutions to protect the health of your smile

 Although tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, with periodic visits to our office, cavities can be prevented. At our office, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all of your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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Made-to-order dental crowns…in a single visit

Dental care is important for every member of the family, and recent advances have made going to the dentist a more efficient, comfortable experience — and one with pleasing results. At our office, our practice remains current with the latest advances in care, offering a full range of leading-edge services for your continued oral health, from the highest quality cosmetic, and implant dental procedures, to the essentials in preventive, emergency and restorative dental care.  Among the quality treatment options we offer completely customized dental crowns that can be ready in as little as a single visit!

We recognize that every smile is just as unique as the individual to whom it belongs. Every restorative filling or custom crown that we offer is fabricated with the highest quality dental materials for superior performance, appearance and longevity. Whether your tooth requires restoration following treatment for decay, or you need full coverage dental crowns, we can produce the most seamless result for your smile.

In a typical scenario, restoring a tooth with a dental crown is multi-step process that takes time. A temporary crown is ordinarily placed, while the patient waits up to several weeks for the permanent crown to be fabricated at a dental laboratory. Once received, the patient returns for the permanent restoration. But with same-day crowns, we can design, fabricate and place your new crown in as little as a single visit to our office! Taking a digital scan of your teeth, we analyze the affected tooth using the latest digital modeling software. When the precise dimensions have been determined for your new crown, the design is relayed to our in-office milling machine for fabrication.

Dental care with a modern edge

 Our team of professionals value your time, and we strive to provide solutions that are better suited to your busy lifestyle. At our office, we want to make your every visit to our office a positive, worry-free experience. To learn more about same-day crowns, the other services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnJanuary 1, 2020, posted in: Dental Care by

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Persistent oral pain may signal the need for a root canal

For experienced professionals who can diagnose and treat the precise underlying cause of your oral pain, visit our office. When it comes to oral healthcare, we are well prepared to provide treatment for a broad range of dental issues, whether you’re in need of a restorative procedure or a root canal therapy.

Persistent oral pain is commonly the result of issues occurring deep inside a tooth, at the inner, nerve level. Because the central region of the tooth is its vital area, it’s of the utmost importance that you see a dentist when sensitivity or acute discomfort develops. Although the enamel of your teeth is the hardest substance in the human body, there are a variety of circumstances that can lead to the delicate center of a tooth becoming compromised. Dental decay, commonly known by its result—cavities—can continue burrowing into a tooth if left untreated. With deep decay, the vital tissue of the tooth can become exposed to bacteria and subsequent infection.

With a root canal, a dental infection can be treated, the discomfort of a toothache alleviated and subsequent damage to your oral health prevented. Throughout the course of your root canal procedure our dentist and staff will keep you informed and at ease, addressing any anxiety or concerns that may arise during treatment. Following the procedure, we may recommend placing a dental crown over your treated tooth, to help strengthen and protect it, and to restore its function and appearance. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.

Committed to excellent oral care

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnDecember 1, 2019, posted in: Dental Care, Root Canal Therapy by

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Go ahead…show off those pearly whites!

The essential part of a great smile starts with bright white teeth. These days, teeth whitening procedures have become a relatively easy way to instantly improve aesthetics, create a positive first impression, and achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance. At our office, our trained staff is highly skilled in performing professional teeth whitening techniques to help you look your very best.

It’s no secret that life can do a number on your teeth. Despite your best efforts of brushing and flossing regularly, food, drink, advancing years, tobacco use — even some medications — can stain and discolor teeth, giving them an unattractive, yellowish brown appearance.

Professional teeth whitening offers several advantages over OTC teeth whitening products: it’s easier and more convenient for the patient and produces better, more long-lasting results. The process is relatively simple and takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches that break stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter. Once the optimum shade has been reached, the teeth are rinsed, and a fluoride may then be applied to help ease any tooth sensitivity.

Keep in mind that whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also may not be effective if tooth discoloration is caused by certain medications or tooth injury. That’s why it’s important to speak with your doctor to see if the procedure is right of you.

A healthy smile is our number one priority

At our office, we pride ourselves on being attentive to your every need and delivering the care you expect from our state-of-the-art practice. For more information on our teeth whitening procedures and the many other dental services we provide, give us a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnNovember 1, 2019, posted in: Dental Care by

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Preventive Care

If you are looking for a dentist with an established reputation for providing skilled and gentle care, choose our office for all your oral care needs. Offering a comprehensive selection of the latest services, we are confident we can address any oral health issue that you or a loved one may be experiencing. Whether you are due for a checkup and cleaning, require emergency treatment, or you are considering a smile makeover, you can be confident that you are in capable hands. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility, your resource for the best in modern dentistry.

When it comes to keeping your smile healthy and vibrant, being proactive can have a positive impact on your oral health and overall wellbeing. In accordance with recommendations from the American Dental Association, our dentist advises patients to visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. By coming to our office for routine oral examinations and periodic cleanings, you allow us to monitor the health of your teeth and gums along with all of tissues in and around the oral cavity. During our comprehensive examinations, we employ the latest imaging technology to detect a myriad of problems that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. As part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we provide a thorough teeth cleaning to remove any residual plaque or tartar that brushing and flossing may have missed. For our pediatric patients, we offer dental sealants to shield the molars and pre-molars against dental decay and fluoride therapy to strengthen the developing enamel.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnOctober 1, 2019, posted in: Dental Care by

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Dental Care

Are you looking for a good reason to smile? At our office, our practice provides families throughout the local area with the highest quality of care. Welcoming patients of all ages to our state-of-the-art practice; we offer a comprehensive selection of dental services designed to meet the dental needs of every member of your family. From routine checkups and cleanings, to restorative care, the replacement of missing teeth, emergency treatment, and a sweeping array of smile makeover options, we are well equipped to help you keep your smile in tip-top condition. Currently accepting new patients, we offer convenient appointment times to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

Choosing a dentist for you and your loved ones is big decision. At our practice, we have helped many families establish the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and we are confident we can do the same for yours. We place an emphasis on the importance of preventive dental care and encourage patients to visit us every six months for a comprehensive checkup and professional cleaning. In this way, we can closely monitor the health of your smile, help prevent dental disease, and detect dental conditions early in their onset, when treatment is typically straightforward. For your children, it’s our goal to help them develop a good routine for maintaining optimal oral health. As an added level of protection against tooth decay in children, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Patients of all ages will find that our practice is well-equipped to address a wide array of dental needs. We offer the latest generations of restorative materials to repair teeth damaged by injury or decay. We also offer fabulous menu of cosmetic treatments, ranging from professional teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding, to complete smile makeovers with porcelain dental veneers and custom crowns. Anyone affected by lost or missing teeth will also find that we provide the best options in care. From dentures and fixed bridges to dental implants, we can help you smile once again with confidence and ease.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnSeptember 1, 2019, posted in: Dental Care by

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Is Invisalign for You?

Are spaces, crowding, or misaligned teeth detracting from your smile’s full potential? At our office, our experienced dentist can help you enjoy the health and beauty of a well-aligned smile with Invisalign®[1] treatment. The clear and removable alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign has helped millions of people across the globe straighten their teeth more discreetly and comfortably.

In the digital age, dental technology has evolved by leaps and bounds to provide more innovative methods of care. Today, orthodontic treatment is now more comfortable, simple, and convenient than ever before. With Invisalign’s clear removable aligners, no one but yourself will even notice you are undergoing orthodontic care. With Invisalign treatment, the latest computer imaging technology is used to take and analyze digital impressions of your smile. This information assists your dentist in examining, simulating, and prescribing the most exact and appropriate course of orthodontic treatment to correct your bite. Every smile is different and every course of treatment is completely unique. Following your hi-tech smile analysis, your orthodontic aligners will be custom fabricated from the highest quality of BPA-free resins. Smooth to the touch, and custom contoured to fit the grooves and crests of your smile, each set of aligners constitutes a phase of your treatment, and are worn in a successive series, gradually ushering your teeth into their desired positions. Offering the height of discretion along with the convenience of being removeable, Invisalign is a great option for many patients and hardly interferes with your daily routine. Whether it’s maintaining your professional appearance at work or school or being able to continue eating the foods you love, Invisalign makes orthodontic treatment easier on you.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

[1] Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technology, Inc.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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Dental Emergencies

While some dental emergencies come on in a flash, there are others that exhibit symptoms that build over time. Whatever the case may be, it’s essential to contact a dentist who is experienced in all aspects of care and is well equipped to address a broad spectrum of dental needs. At our office, we’ve established a reputation for excellence by providing skilled and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Whether you or loved one has an urgent dental problem, need routine care, or are looking for the most advanced and effective cosmetic dental solutions or more, our office is a one-stop resource for all your family’s oral healthcare needs.

If you’ve ever experienced a toothache, you know just how exquisitely uncomfortable it can be. From sensitivity to all manner of hot and cold food as well as beverages to pain on biting down, a toothache can keep you up all night and just about guarantee you’ll have a miserable day. There’s no ignoring it either, with the hope that it will eventually go away. If left untreated, a toothache will only worsen with further consequences to your oral health and greater risks to your overall well-being. The wisest thing to do is to contact our office for prompt care.  As skilled providers of care, we’ve helped alleviate the distress and discomfort of many toothaches with precise, gentle, and compassionate treatment. With patient care and comfort as our top priorities, our compassionate office team will do their utmost to address your concerns and put your mind at ease.

Whether you’re suffering from a toothache, a problematic wisdom tooth, dental injury, have broken your denture or lost a dental crown, you can rely on your our for the care you require.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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Dental implants: a great solution for lost or missing teeth

People who have the experienced the loss of a tooth can understand the harm it can cause to their appearance and self-image. At our office, we are committed to helping each and every patient with a full range of dental services including restorative and cosmetic needs.

Patients who are affected by lost or missing teeth have a range of options in care — from dental bridges, to partial or full dentures, as well as dental implants. While all of these choices to reestablish, a complete smile produce good results, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural teeth. Since a dental implant acts in much the same way as the root of your natural tooth, once it becomes fully integrated into the surrounding jawbone, it maintains bone structure, keeps adjacent teeth from occupying the missing space, and helps to preserve your normal facial contours. With a success rate of 98 percent, they are an outstanding choice in care.

Dental implants can support either a single dental crown, multiple teeth with a dental bridge, or provide added stability to a denture. We will carefully assess your oral health and your smile needs to develop a customized treatment plan to rebuild and renew your smile.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achieve the best results for all our patients. For more information on dental implants and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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OnJune 1, 2019, posted in: Dental Care, Dental Implants by

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Clear Braces Leander

Invisalign braces in Leander

Clear braces Leander

Clear braces Leander

Invisalign braces have, among others, the advantage of being virtually undetectable to the eye. Made from clear plastic, its aligners ensure that only those whom you tell will know that you’re having orthodontic treatment. Here at Tucker Family Dentistry, we want to let you know about all of the features and benefits of this fantastic alternative to metal braces.

The most common drawbacks that people discuss about traditional metal braces, aside from the cosmetic aspect, is that they can be responsible for irritation and soreness due to friction; and also that you have to give up certain kinds of foods during your treatment. Sticky, chewy, and crunchy foods are off limits, due to the chances of them getting caught in the braces or in the case of crunchy items, causing damage to their structure. Our clear braces Leander, though, are removable. One of the few times you take them out is to eat. As a result of this, you can have anything you want without any restrictions. And when it comes to comfort, you’ll find that plastic is far superior to metal. There are two other occasions when your aligners should be taken out. One is for brushing and flossing. The other is every two weeks when you discard your current set in favor of the next ones in the series. Each set of our clear braces Leander is serving a specific role in the overall process of repositioning your teeth. And because of that, you don’t have to make continued visits to our office to get adjustments. There are no adjustments required. You simply come in for a checkup every six weeks during your orthodontic care.

Set up a convenient time for an exam and consultation to decide if you want to move forward with our clear braces Leander. Contact our office today.

10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy.
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 489-3205

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