Preparing for your root canal therapy in Waco? We know you’re probably dreading it — root canals definitely have a bad wrap in the dental world. But we’ve got good news! Not only are modern root canals nothing to fear, but they’re also often the only way to get out of tooth pain and back to living your life normally. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from your upcoming root canal at Premier Family Dental, including what happens during the procedure and how to enjoy a speedy recovery.
June 6, 2016
May 20, 2016
Faster isn’t always better — unless it’s combined with improved results, too. That’s what you get with CEREC in Waco. It’s a machine that uses CAD/CAM technology to make same-day dentistry possible — and that means you can have your next dental crown completed in just one visit to Premier Family Dental. Interested? Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Rick Cofer!
March 7, 2016
If you’ve got a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown is an excellent solution for restoring it back to its regular form and function. And these days, you don’t have to wait weeks to have your dental crown completed! Using the latest technology, Dr. Cofer offers same day crowns in Waco TX. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing solution.
January 25, 2016
Do you have brown or white spots on your teeth? Has this discoloration been part of your smile your whole life? You may have fluorosis, a discoloration of teeth during dental develop. Before permanent teeth ever erupt from the gums, they absorb fluoride and other nutrients in order to build strong, healthy dental structures. Most teeth are fully formed by the time a patient reaches the age of 8. If kids are over exposed to fluoride before teeth have fully developed, discoloration on the surface of teeth, fluorosis, occurs as a result. At Premier Family Dental, we offer multiple treatment options to reverse fluorosis discoloration.
January 10, 2016
People make a lot of New Year’s resolutions. From dramatic weight loss plans to spending more time with family to paying off debts. Whatever your New Year’s resolution, remember, a beautiful smile goes with everything. According to studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people found a beautiful smile to be an indicator of confidence, and were most likely to remember smiles than any other part of a first impression. Researchers at UC Berkley think that smiling more often allows people to live longer, happier lives, and an employment survey showed people with an attractive smile were more likely to get hired or promoted. Maybe 2016 is your year to shine with a picture-perfect smile from the team at Premier Family Dental in Waco.
January 4, 2016
Choosing a family dental practice in Waco may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but selecting the right practice for your specific dental needs may be easier than you think. Before diving in head first, review our tips for finding the right dental practice to meet the needs of your family for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
December 21, 2015
Toothaches have been the topic of much debate for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations believed worms living in teeth caused toothaches, ancient Egyptians recommended holding a dead mouse on aching teeth, their Chinese contemporaries wrapped parchment around teeth with prayers for relief written on them, and Germans in the middle ages recommended kissing a donkey for toothache relief. On February 9th, the feast of St. Apollonia is celebrated. This is also known as toothache day since St. Apollonia was severely beaten by and lost all of her teeth before succumbing to her wounds, and is the patroness of dentists and dental pain. Luckily, modern dentistry provides better solutions for toothaches than kissing livestock or praying to saints. One of the most severe toothaches patients will experience is caused by root canal infection. Root canal infection is actually infection of the inner, pulp, layer of the tooth not necessarily confined to the root canal. All of the nerves in teeth are found in the pulp, so it’s no surprise that these infections are painful. At Premier Family Dental, we offer painless root canal therapy to restore patients’ smiles.
December 14, 2015
For 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.
December 7, 2015
Many of our patients seek orthodontic treatment at some point in order to straighten misaligned teeth. Those patients often experience a decline in oral health due in part to how challenging it is to care for teeth with braces. Our dentists and hygienists help patients develop and maintain an at-home hygiene routine to keep teeth and gums healthy throughout orthodontic care. Contact Premier Family Dental to find out more today.
October 8, 2015
If you’ve ever had a crown placed, you likely visited your dental office three or four times, made goopy dental impressions, and had to sit still as your custom crown was further customized during placement. At Premier Family Dental, we offer patients state-of-the-art same day dental restoration utilizing the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system. The entire appointment takes just a few hours, and you leave our office with a fully restored smile. If you’re in need of dental restoration, our skilled Waco dentistry team is ready to help you renew your smile. Call to schedule your CEREC consultation today.