In Houston, TX
Progressive Dental Buffalo Speedway – Creating Beautiful Healthy Smiles
Laser Recontouring Before and After
We are located in suite 310 of 3700 Buffalo Speedway Blvd. on the third floor next to the elevators. Our office space is inviting, relaxed, and comfortable. Our goal in design intends to best educate our patients so they leave empowered with the knowledge and fruits of healthy living. If you have any requests, let us know. Our building management provides our patients with ample complimentary parking in our garage adjacent to the building.
Waterlase. No shot. No Drill. No Fear.
With patient comfort being our utmost concern, The Houston Dentists at Progressvie Dentists Buffalo Speedway as added to our growing inventory of advanced technologies. WaterLase Dentistry decreases patients discomfort by requiring no anesthetic during treatment, as well as no need for traditional drilling.
Using pulsating water pressure, WaterLase is able to manipulate both hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gingiva), performing a multitude of dental procedures such as restorations for decay on natural surfaces which do not have previous fillings. It is also used in conjunction with root canal therapies, helps disinfect and improve bone levels postoperatively when used during scaling and root planning procedures, and treats and heals cold sores or canker sores in half the time. Waterlase is also used for frenectomies (tongue ties) and biopsies.
Patented Hydrophotonic™ Technology
Waterlase® Dentistry uses a patented technology combining YSGG laser energy and a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics™, to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably. Typically, Waterlase Dentists use fewer shots and less anesthesia reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience.
Fewer Shots & Less Anesthesia
Waterlase® is a versatile tool that allows dentists to cut teeth, bone and gum tissue with less trauma and do procedures that can’t be done with traditional tools such as the drill and scalpel. Your Waterlase® dentist will determine what type of treatment is appropriate for your needs.
Proven Technology, Comfortable Care
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. The Waterlase® was approved for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and post-op numb lips.
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the Waterlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Accuracy & Precision
Waterlase® dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Improved Cavity Fillings
Waterlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Less Bleeding & Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase® performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a Waterlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Waterlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.
The Waterlase® is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.
Laser Assisted Extraction
Dental lasers are used in two different ways to improve the process and the outcome of a tooth extraction. In the first step, a laser is used to separate the ligaments surrounding the tooth in order to loosen it in the bone so that it can lift more easily out of the socket with a hand instrument. Then, once the tooth has been removed, a laser is used again to neutralize any bacteria left in the socket, cauterize excessive bleeding, and to therapeutically stimulate healthy bone and soft-tissue growth.
Laser Tooth Desensitization
There are several things that can cause your teeth to be sensitive. Many people have the tendency to brush aggressively which can result in the root surfaces to wear out. Since the root is much softer, there is an increased likelihood for them to wear out much quicker as it is the softer portion of the tooth.
With the use of laser, we can easily treat sensitive teeth by placing a protective filling over the root. A sealer used then placed on top of the filling which is used to desensitize the root.
Laser treatment of Canker Sores
The gentle laser light is focused directly at the canker sore and promotes healing through “photo-biostimulation” deep within the tissues. Laser treatment is state-of-the-art and is extremely effective in treating oral mucosal sores on the lips and in the mouth.
3700 Buffalo Speedway Ste #310
Houston, TX 77098
Progressive Dental is off of Hwy 59 and Buffalo Speedway so we are convenient to get to. We serve the Greater Houston Area near the following neighborhoods: River Oaks, Greenway Plaza, Galleria, Bellaire, West University, Rice Village, Midtown, Downtown, Montrose, Museum District, The Texas Medical Center, Memorial, Washington Corridor, The Heights and more! We offer flexible appointments and can be seen before or after your work hours.
We at Progressive Dental are committed to the absolute best cosmetic dentistry services in Houston.
Don’t wait. Your dental health is too important.
The areas we service include: Greenway Plaza area, Upper Kirby, Galleria, River Oaks, West University, Bellaire, Rice, Mid-town, Downtown, Katy, Woodlands, Sugarland, Spring, Kingwood, and Humble
Zip codes: 77098,77057,77056,77024,77042,77063,77027,77007,77019,77006,77005,77063,77002,77079,77094,77074,77099,77031,77478,77498
Services include: Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Hybrid Dentures, Emergency Dental Services.