About Us

Committed to excellence, Caring for your smile

Towngate Family Dentistry offers modern and comprehensive dental experience to all its patients which is free from anxiety and pain to the highest extent possible. We take pride in providing the gentlest treatment by addressing all your concerns.

We give you the information to explore your options and choose the one that suits you best to restore your smile and improve your health.

Why are we unique?

Towngate Family Dentistry is a dental practice that changes the way people look at dentistry. We are more concerned about people and not just the issues of their teeth. The service provided by the staff is at its possible best every time.

We serve by...

Listening to patient concerns.

Utilizing advanced equipment.

Counselling patients on treatment.

Involving patients throughout the treatment process.

Services

Tomorrows Dentistry for Todays Lifestyle

Towngate Family Dentistry provides primary care for patients of all ages through prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of a wide range of conditions, diseases and disorders of the gums, teeth and maxillofacial parts of the body.

Serious dental problems can be prevented through regular oral health check-ups which can prevent you from seeking extensive and expensive treatments.

At Towngate Family Dentistry, our dentists are trained to provide a wide array of services to you and your family which include:

PROPHYLASIX

At Towngate Family Dentistry, we perform prophylaxis (also called Prophy – pronounced PROFY) and also recommend that this treatment be performed at least twice a year as a preventive measure or four times a year for patients with periodontal issues.

To thoroughly clean the gums and teeth, a cleaning treatment referred to as prophylaxis is performed. This treatment can stop the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis and keep the oral cavity in proper health.

The process is performed for:

Removal of Plaque.

Enhancing the smile.

Fresh breath.

SEALANTS

To prevent tooth decay, a thin layer of plastic is painted on the chewing surface of the back teeth which is called a Sealant. Sealants are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Generally, children between 6 and 14 whose teeth are vulnerable to decay need a sealant to seal their adult teeth as soon as they come out. This procedure is completely painless and with appropriate maintenance there should not be any need of a cavity filling for a substantial time.

FILLINGS

If you have a cavity, your dentist might diagnose that you need a filling. When you visit your dentist to get a filling, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area if necessary.

The dentist will use a hand piece to remove the decay and unsupported enamel of the tooth. Once all the decay is removed, your dentist will shape the space to prepare it for the filling. Different types of fillings require different shaping procedures to make sure they stay in place. Some of these materials release fluoride to protect the tooth from further decay.

Certain types of fillings get hardened by a special light. With these fillings, your dentist will layer the material, stopping several times to shine a bright light on the resin. This cures (hardens) the material and makes it strong.

Finally, after the filling is placed, your dentist will use burs to finish and polish the tooth.

EXTRACTIONS

The extraction of a tooth is decided by your dentist for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they have advanced periodontal disease; others may be severely decayed or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Some may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, our doctors will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth

BONDING

Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.

How does dental bonding work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by applying a bonding liquid after lightly etching the surface. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations of dental bonding

The dental bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before the need of repair.

Dental bonding is used for numerous reasons: to repair decayed, chipped or cracked teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, close the spaces between teeth, change the shape of the teeth and as an alternative to amalgam fillings.

CROWNS

Dental issues, sometimes require more than a filling. Fillings are sometimes not enough to protect the tooth on their own. To strengthen and protect the tooth structure, a dental cap or a crown is required. Large fillings, fractured teeth fillings, teeth with root canal therapy, cosmetic enhancement or a cracked tooth syndrome are all the reasons why your doctor might diagnose a crown.

A tooth shaped cap which is placed over a filling is called a dental crown. It is placed to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and for improved appearance. The entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line is covered when crown is cemented into place. This treatment generally requires two visits.

Visit 1 – Taking several impressions of the tooth to create a custom “copy” of the tooth so your temporary crown and permanent crowns can be created. You will leave from visit one with your temporary crown on your tooth while your new crown is being fabricated.

Visit 2 – During this visit, the doctor will remove your temporary crown and seat your permanent crown.

IMPLANTS

For more than 5 decades, dental implants have been used as replacements to missing teeth. These are tiny surgical cylinders that function as an artificial tooth root and are used as an anchor for a dental bridge, crown or to secure a denture. After being placed, they feel and appear like natural teeth.

Dental implants are a solution not only for people who have difficulty in chewing or speaking clearly because of missing teeth but also for patients struggling with loose partial or complete dentures.

VENEERS

Thin shells of ceramic that directly bond to the front surface of your teeth are called veneers. Since they are very simple and versatile, they have become an increasingly popular means of enhancing your smile.

Porcelain veneers provide a very natural tooth appearance. They mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth and characteristics of tooth enamel incredibly well.

Attention to cosmetic details and a high degree of technical skill is required for placing custom veneers. At Towngate Family Dentistry, we design and place veneers to match enhance and match the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

DENTURES

Dentures are removable, natural looking replacement teeth that are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of your mouth. There are 2 types of dentures:

Full dentures – Patients who are missing all the natural teeth generally have a set of full dentures. This would take several months as conventional full dentures are placed only after the gum tissue heals from having their teeth removed. As soon as the teeth are removed temporary full dentures are placed which require frequent adjustments during the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Partial Dentures – Often called a "partial," this type of denture is often used when only some of the teeth are missing.

A partial denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal wires or clasps.

It is a solution that allows all missing teeth in the same arch to be replaced with one appliance. A partial denture is inherently much more stable and therefore more comfortable than a complete denture. There are many factors that help us to determine if you are a candidate for tooth replacement with a partial denture. Among these factors, the health of the gums and the shape of the anchor teeth are most important.

BRIDGES

A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and eventually periodontal diseases. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Bridges replace teeth that have existing, surrounding teeth.

Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions like eating and speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.

Gold alloys, Porcelain or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.

ROOT CANAL

Pulp is the technical name for the nerves, tiny blood vessels and connective tissue that make up the center of a tooth. People generally refer to the pulp as “the nerve” of the tooth because of its sensitivity when it gets exposed.

When the pulp of the teeth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal therapy (Endodontic treatment) becomes inevitable. Deep decay, crack or chip or repeated dental procedures on the tooth are the primary reasons for the infection or inflammation. If this is untreated, infection to the pulp chamber of the tooth may occur.

A small opening is created and with very small instruments, the root canal spaces are cleaned and shaped. Biocompatible material is then filled into the cleaned spaces and cemented to completely seal the root canal.

The primary benefit of obtaining root canal treatment is that it extends use of the tooth and delays or prevents extraction. Moreover, the tooth is still anchored by its natural root instead of a dental implant or a dental bridge; this can enhance one’s sense of self-confidence and help to maintain one’s gum health. Finally, root canal treatment is a relatively inexpensive solution to severe tooth decay, making it a viable option for patients on a budget.

At Towngate Family Dentistry, our root canal treatment would enable your teeth function normally for many more years.

TEETH WHITENING

One of the most popular procedures to whiten and brighten your smile is teeth whitening. Bleaching is another option to whiten discolored and stained teeth and enhance a dull smile. We offer two methods of whitening teeth.

In-office whitening – This is ideal for people who want instant results. People who have a busy lifestyle can opt for this as it takes not more than an hour. To protect the soft tissue of the gums, a protective gel is first applied and then a special light activated gel is applied on to the teeth and a light or a laser is used to enhance the action of the agent, thus making your teeth brighter and whiter. Then the impressions of your teeth are taken to create custom trays and you are given instructions to keep your smile bright for long.

Tray Whitening – This treatment is less expensive and can be done at your home or office – wherever you have time. An impression of the mouth is taken to create a customized tray for you to wear. We provide a special bleaching material to be applied to this tray. Wearing this on to the teeth occasionally for 30 to 60 minutes twice a day will give you a dazzling white set of teeth.

To begin the custom-fitted bleach tray regimen, you first brush and floss your teeth. Then, you put a small amount of the bleach solution into the top and bottom trays. You carefully insert the trays into your mouth, and wear the trays for 1 hour once or twice per day, or according to individualized instructions. Then, you remove the trays, rinse them under lukewarm water, dry them, and put them back into their storage case until your next session

TMJ/TMD TREATMENT

Pain and tenderness in the face, head, jaw and neck is called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ, TMJD or TMD) which is caused because of problem in the hinge joint on each side of the head in front of the ears that connect the skull and the jaw bone.

This can happen because of reasons like grinding or clenching of teeth, injury to the jaw, head or neck, Arthritis in the TMJ, dislocation of the ball and socket and stress. This leads to symptoms like headache, popping or locking of the jaw, pain in the face, jaw and neck, earaches, dizziness and difficulty or pain while chewing.

At Towngate Family Dentistry, we perform complete evaluation of the neck and head along with history checks, x-rays and other tests and through multi-disciplinary approach include stress management, modality therapy, custom orthosis, medications and if needed refer to other health care specialists and thus provide long term care solutions.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

In addition to being dedicated to your smile, Towngate Family Dentistry is also committed to your overall wellness. Our holistic approach includes oral cancer screening as a part of your regular examination. If not treated early, oral cancer can be life threatening and is very important to diagnose and treat it in the early stages.

We are well experienced and equipped to find out early symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions. If you find any of the following symptoms, please visit our office and schedule an appointment:

A sore that does not heal or bleed very easily.

White or red sores or spots in the mouth.

Difficulty when swallowing, chewing, speaking or when you move your tongue or jaw.

Numbness, pain or tenderness in the mouth or on the lips.

A lump, thickening or rough spot in the mouth.

At Towngate Family Dentistry, we are trained in quick and simple screening process to detect cancer or pre-cancer symptoms. If we find the test result positive, we might recommend further testing.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE THERAPY

Did you know that more than 75% of Americans have one or the other form of periodontal disease? Bacterial or genetic inflammation are the primary cause of damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Gum diseases effect overall health and if not treated will result in tooth loss. Towngate Family Dentistry is committed to provide comprehensive care to combat gum diseases.

Symptoms for periodontal diseases include:

Red or swollen gums.

Long standing bad breath.

Bleeding and tenderness of gums.

Pain while chewing.

Sensitive or loose teeth.

At Towngate Family Dentistry, periodontal diseases are treated on an individual basis considering all elements like risk factors, health status, medical history, lifestyle and medications so we offer the treatment plan that is best for you.

FINANCING

Get the financing that you Deserve.

Don’t put off treatment because it’s too expensive! Get the financing that you deserve.Because we care about helping you get the treatment you need, we offer the following finance options:

We accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Additionally, we offer financing options because we understand that monthly payments can help patients fit the cost of dental treatment into their budgets.

For those who qualify, we offer interest-free financing through CareCredit. With CareCredit you can finance 100% of your dental treatment and there are no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. Both options offer a full range of payment plans, so you can find a plan that works well for you.

INSURANCE

No Insurance? No Problem!

We accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Additionally, we offer financing options because we understand that monthly payments can help patients fit the cost of dental treatment into their budgets.

PPO Insurance Directory

AETNA
1-800-776-0537

DENTAL BENEFIT PROVIDERS
1-800-445-9090

HUMANA
1-800-833-2223

AMERITAS
1-800-755-8844

DENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE
1-800-434-2638

METLIFE
866-438-5472 Opt 15

ANTHEM BCBS
1-866-947-9398

DENTAL WELLNESS PARTNERS
1-866-335-4892

UNITED CONCORDIA
800-307-8514

CIGNA
1-800-342-5234

DELTA DENTAL
1-303-741-9300

DENTEMAX
1-800-752-1547

CARINGTON INTERNATIONAL
1-800-441-0380

GUARDIAN
1-800-890-4774

We also accept Texas Medicaid (Dental and Orthodontic) and Chip!

Disclaimer

Above contact numbers are for informative purpose only and might change at any point of time. For exact information please refer to individual insurance websites.

PROMOTIONS

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2121 Northwest Highway Ste 112
Garland, TX 75041

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