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Get the Same Day Dental Crowns Waco Residents Prefer

December 14, 2015

Beautiful smile thanks to dental crowns waco residents preferFor years, patients who needed dental crowns had to wait two or more weeks to receive a custom dental crown. After preparing the damaged tooth, dentists sent plans, images, and scans to a ceramics lab where dental restorations were milled and sent back to the practice. While the customized tooth was being crafted, patients wore a temporary crown that was prone to breaking and coming dislodged. At Premier Family Dental, our Waco dentist and team offer an alternative: CEREC same day dental crowns.

We’re Your One Stop Shop for Dental Implants in Waco

November 17, 2015

dental implants wacoMaybe it was the result of an accident, or just an unlucky stroke of genetics. Whatever the cause, if you’ve got one or more missing teeth, one thing is for sure: you simply have to get them replaced. Having a gap in your smile is more than embarrassing: it can lead to real oral health problems later on. Learn more about dental implants in Waco today — a top choice for teeth replacement in Waco at Premier Family Dental.


Dental Implants and Dentures 101

July 29, 2015

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dental implantsPeople often mix up dental implants and dentures. While it’s a bit easy to see how both are confused with one another, they offer completely different therapy. Only a dentist knows which treatment options are right for you and will work to correct any problems that might persist. But, choosing which treatment to apply is key. Why would a patient need dental implants instead of dentures? Why are dentures necessary but not dental implants? These and many more questions will be answered as we discuss the differences between dental implants and dentures.

Why Routine Dental Exams For Adults Matter

July 15, 2015

134124545Your overall health is dependent upon the rest of your body, including your mouth. Proper dental care and oral hygiene are an important part of your overall well-being. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth. Dr. Rick Cofer and his staff in Waco, TX want you to know just how important dental exams are for adults. You may think you’re a tough guy or gal, but oral problems that are left untreated can spawn a slew of dental issues that can become costly down the road. Dr. Cofer is the preferred general dentist in 76712.

Common Adult Dental Concerns

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Waco dentist Dr. Cofer understands you have concerns and wants to address them.

Some of the most common dental concerns among adults are:

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Dry mouth
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Mis-spaced teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Oral cancer
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth erosion
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)

All of the above can be highly problematic, however, there are ways to combat the onset of many of these issues. Simple recommendations like drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugar-loaded beverages, can make a huge difference. Others include:

  • Eating a healthy diet and limiting between-meal snacks
  • Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste (preferably after every meal)
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Have a regular dental exam and professional cleaning every 6 months
  • Properly care for any dental appliance (retainer, mouth guard, plate, bridge, dentures, etc.)

Excellent Dental Care For Adults

We take preventive care very seriously. It’s recommended that adult patients visit every six months for routine general dentistry care which includes thorough cleanings, dental exams, and children’s dental care. Routine dental care combined with dental exams will keep your need for more extensive care to a minimum. This keeps you and your wallet happy.

Our general dentistry therapy includes:

  • Dental cleanings and hygiene
  • Dental exams
  • Periodontal care

Schedule an Appointment Today

For the best general dentist, Waco’s own Dr. Rick Cofer and his staff are ready to handle all of your dental problems. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean preventive procedures should fall by the wayside. Schedule an appointment and let’s work together on transforming your smile! We serve patients in Waco, TX and the surrounding communities of Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Woodway, Robinson and beyond.


Enjoy A Restored Smile with Dental Implants

September 24, 2014

459643747One thing that can really have someone feeling insecure about their smile is having teeth missing. Aside from being aesthetically unappealing, having a smile that is incomplete can have damaging effects on someone’s self-esteem and the way they interact with others. Though there are many ways a person can lose a tooth, or several teeth, the result is nearly always the same: someone feeling less than confident. Though it may seem as though there is nothing you can do to restore your smile, Dr. Rick Cofer is able to rejuvenate the smiles of his patients by offering dental implants at his Waco, TX dental office.

One of the wonderful things about Dr. Cofer performing your dental implant procedure is the fact that everything can be done in the same office. Unlike some other dental practices that send you to multiple offices to get the procedure done, Dr. Cofer is able to take care of your procedure from beginning to end in one place. Also, Dr. Cofer has had extensive training and success in dental implantology, accumulating an astonishing 192 hours of study. There is no doubt you will be in excellent hands with Dr. Cofer performing your procedure.

Dr. Cofer will set up a consultation with you, where he will be able to assess your smile in its current condition, and determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. Dental implanting involves embedding a titanium post into your jaw bone, which replaces the missing tooth root. Over time, the post will fuse with the bone in your jaw, creating a strong, lasting bond. After the right amount of time has passed, your tooth-resembling crown is placed on top, making your smile look natural and organic! Dental implants can also be used to support dentures and partials, eliminating the embarrassment of slippage and the inconvenience of denture creams. If you would like Dr. Cofer’s help in completing your smile with dental implants, contact our office today!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Dental Implants Revisited

February 18, 2014

Yay for dental implants!Last month we discussed about dental implants at Premier Family Dental and how they can improve your smile. We talked about the process itself and how it can give you your confidence back. Now we’re going to talk about why Dr. Cofer is more than able to handle your dental implant procedure. Dr. Cofer has 200 hours of advanced training on dental implanting, and he doesn’t rely on outside sources to get the job done. He is able to take care of your procedure from start to finish, which saves you money because you do not have to make numerous trips to many different specialists. Dr. Cofer guarantees a flat, all-inclusive fee before you start your treatment, and everything is quoted in advance so you are aware of how much money you will need to put aside.

At Premier Family Dental, your care and comfort come first. Our highly experienced doctor and team are all here to make sure you experience is unmatched by any other office. When you come in for your appointment with Dr. Cofer for your dental implants, he will fully evaluate and assess your smile in its current condition, being able to tell you exactly what your process will entail.

A wonderful thing about dental implants is that you can have the procedure done whether you are missing one tooth or an entire arch! Dr. Cofer will be able to sit down with you and tell you what is best, keeping you informed every step of the way. Although dental implanting is a restorative procedure, Dr. Cofer’s goal is to save as many as your natural teeth as possible, and strives to make your new smile as organic as possible. At the end of the procedure, you are left with an amazing new smile you can be proud to show off! If you have any questions on how Dr. Cofer can help restore your smile with dental implants, call our office and schedule an appointment! After all, life is too short not to smile with confidence!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Change Your Smile with Dental Implants

December 17, 2013

shutterstock_100424281For a lot of people, having insecurities about your smile can be crippling. It may be the color of your teeth, the misalignment, or the apparent fillings. A lot of people, though, are not confident in their smile because they have missing teeth. Dentures partials are a couple ways to handle the issue, but dental implants at Premier Family Dental may be perfect for you! A life changing and convenient procedure, dental implants can definitely revolutionize your life for the better.

The adventure of dental implanting starts with a consultation with our very own Dr. Rick Cofer. There, he will be able to evaluate your smile and speak with you about your long term goals. Once you are considered to be a candidate, the fun actually begins. A metal implant, very much resembling a screw, is embedded into your jaw bone. This metal implant provides security and stability for your new teeth. Then the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the metal implant as well as the crown placed on top. After that, the tooth-resembling crown is cemented to the abutment, completing your new look!

With a 98% success rate, dental implants will give you back the self esteem you lost, as well as improve your speech and ability to eat. One other plus regarding dental implants is the fact they look very natural. Smoothly blending in with your natural teeth, implants are a sure way for you to look as organic and natural as possible. With Dr. Cofer being able to do the whole procedure in his office, it is a convenient, wonderful way for you to change your smile! Contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, and celebrate the New Year with a new smile!

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena, and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Restorative Dentistry from Premier Family Dental

October 7, 2013

restorative dentistrySometimes despite our best efforts, our smiles can become damaged and worn. Whether the damage is cause by age, decay or trauma, there’s no need to just accept it as part of life. At Premier Family Dental, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry services to restore our patient’s smiles.

We offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments to help restore and repair a number of smile problems. If you’re missing teeth, have damaged or decayed teeth, or are suffering from a root canal infection, we can help you. The services we offer include the following:

  • Crowns and fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures and partials

Dr. Cofer, Jr. will start by inspecting your smile to determine all smile issues and concerns. He will then come up with a custom treatment plan to address all issues and leave you with a healthy smile. If you’re interested in seeing how we can repair damage and restore health to your smile, please give us a call today. Restorative dentistry is an important part of our practice and we’d love to use our skills and experience to help transform your smile. No one deserves to have a smile that is less than complete.

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Premier Family Dental: A Full-Service Dental Practice

July 29, 2013

Have you ever gone to the dentist only to be referred to yet another dental professional to complete your dental treatments? At Premier Family Dental, this isn’t the case. We are a full-service dental practice and can perform all of the dental work your smile needs.

At our office, you won’t be referred to specialists for certain procedures. As a full-services dental practice we offer a variety of dental services all from the convenience of our Waco dental office. This will save you the time and hassle of finding a specialist you trust to perform certain specialized procedures.

Many times, patients will be referred to an oral surgeon for their dental implants. Dr. Cofer, Jr. has 192 hours of study in the field of dental implants, and is very experienced at placing the implants. This will make the procedure simpler and go more smoothly.

Also, many times patients in need of a root canal will be sent to an endodontist. We can complete your root canal therapy here in our office, making it simpler to alleviate the discomfort and restore function to your infected tooth. You’ve already taken the time to find a dentist that you trust, so why start over just for this service?

We are a full-service dental practice and are here to meet all your smile needs. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment and see for yourself how convenient a full-service dental practice is in our busy lives.

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Smile Securely With Dental Implants

May 9, 2013

If you’re missing teeth, we’re here to help. At Premier Family Dental, we offer dental implants to help replace missing teeth securely and keep your smile whole and dazzling.

Dental implants are a great solution because they come closest to mimicking a natural tooth. The implant is secured by a titanium post that’s inserted to your jaw bone, mimicking the roots of a natural tooth. The post will bond with your jaw bone over time, creating a secure base for your implant.

Once bonded, we’ll attach a custom-made porcelain crown to the post, completing the restoration. Dr. Cofer, Jr. has over 192 hours of study in the field of dental implants. He would love to use his expertise to help improve your smile.

It is important to replace missing teeth for a variety of reasons. First, missing teeth impairs the function of your teeth and may make it harder to eat. Also, once you’re missing a tooth, it increases the risk that you will lose another. Finally, when you’re missing a tooth, your remaining teeth will shift around over time to try and fill the gap, which could negatively impact the function and alignment of your bite.

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants could be the right solution for your smile. Give us a call to learn more and see how you could have a complete smile once again.

Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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