Periodontics
In Houston, TX


Progressive Dental Buffalo Speedway – Creating Beautiful Healthy Smiles


Services


Laser Recontouring Before and After

Office

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.

Periodontics

A periodontist is a specialist in the care of the foundation tissues that support the teeth. Teeth are held in place by healthy bone and the gum that covers it. More teeth are lost to diseases of the periodontal structures than by cavities. Our mission is to make sure that your smile is never compromised from these issues. Sometimes teeth are lost due to cavities, breakage or coming in too late for us to save. We can replace the missing foundation with dental implants. Recession often compromises smile cosmetics, and we have solutions for this, too.

No matter if you have a problem on one tooth or whether the situation needs the coordination of several dental specialists, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty and health of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results. Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Some Periodontal Procedures:

Implant placement –
When a tooth or several teeth are missing, the periodontist is able to create a natural-looking replacement by anchoring a prosthetic tooth to the jawbone.
Osteoplasty (hard tissue recontouring) –
Once periodontitis has been treated, the periodontist can recontour the hard tissue to make the smile both natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.
Gingivoplasty (soft tissue recontouring) –
As gums recede due to periodontitis, the teeth may appear longer; causing a “toothy” smile.  The periodontist can remove tissues or straighten the gum line to make the teeth look more even.
Bone grafting –

There are some cases where patients are not sure if they are good candidates for dental implants. Often, this is due to bone recession in the jaw and bone loss in an area where there are missing teeth. After a tooth has been removed, the jaw bone begins to recede or resorb, leaving an area of thinned bone with less height. Patients who have worn dentures for several years will notice that their dentures get loose, fit poorly and their face has a “sunken” appearance. This is due to bone recession and loss of the jaw bone structure in this area.

Many patients who would like to solve the problem of ill-fitting dentures with dental implants, have been told that there is no longer enough bone structure to support dental implants. Bone grafting can help make dental implants possible.

When this is the case, a procedure called bone grafting can often be performed in order to restore the bone height and width in the area. Some bone grafting procedures are very simple and only require the addition of bone about the neck of the dental implant. Other procedures to restore bone are more complex and require transplanting bone from one area of the jawbone to the needed area.

Gum Grafting –
A gum graft (also known as a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery), is a collective name for surgical periodontal procedures that aim to cover an exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue.

Exposed tooth roots are usually the result of gingival recession due to periodontal disease.  There are other common causes, including overly aggressive brushing and trauma.

Here are some of the most common types of gum grafting:

  • Free gingival graft – This procedure is often used to thicken gum tissue.  A layer of tissue is removed from the palate and relocated to the area affected by gum recession.  Both sites will quickly heal without permanent damage.
  • Subepithelial connective tissue graft – This procedure is commonly used to cover exposed roots.  Tissue is removed fairly painlessly from the outer layer of the palate and relocated to the site of gum recession.
  • Acellular dermal matrix allograft – This procedure uses medically processed, donated human tissue as a tissue source for the graft.  The advantage of this is procedure is that there is no need for a donor site from the patient’s palate (and thus, less pain).
Deep pocket cleanings –
As gingivitis and periodontitis progress, it becomes more difficult to cleanse the pockets between the soft tissues and the teeth.  The periodontist can scale and root plane the teeth (sometimes under local anesthetic) to remove debris and infection-causing bacteria.
Crown lengthening –
In order to expose more of the natural tooth, the periodontist can remove some of the surrounding gingival tissue.

Location

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.

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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.