We understand your needs. Whether you are a busy mom with kids that need to be treated, a working family with insurance needs, elderly, or you need a bilingual staff, we want to understand what you are looking for in a dentist. We take the time to do a very thorough dental exam which includes a full set of x-rays and a periodontal exam by our hygienist. The findings are then evaluated and discussed with the patient, and the insurance benefits are calculated.
We are great at treating children. You can trust your children will have a positive and educational dental experience. We have a great hygiene department to help you save money by maintaining your oral. Our bilingual staff speaks both English and Spanish. We accept most insurance programs.
Cosmetic Smile Makeover
There are a lot of reasons why people may not smile with confidence. It may be due to discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, or a combination of all of them!
Whatever the reason, we can help you get a smile you can be proud of, and it may include one or more of the following techniques:
Teeth Cleaning & Prevention
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of your overall dental health. They’re also the best way to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. By seeing your dentist for a cleaning every six months, you can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Regular cleanings also reinforce good oral habits that will promote lifelong dental health. You will be given a comprehensive dental exam by your dentist for your initial dental visit.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are used for the following reasons:
- Decayed, broken or cracked teeth need crowns in order for the tooth to remain functional (ability to chew), and to prevent the tooth from breaking down even further
- A tooth that has received root canal treatment will need a crown. A crown the covers the entire surface of the tooth protects the tooth from fracture.
- Large fillings that cover many surfaces of the tooth have a higher failure rate, so crowns are often a better option to maintain long-term results.
The process for a bridge is very similar to that of a crown, it just involves more than a single tooth. Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth between two natural teeth that are still existing.
Losing your teeth can make many of life’s daily activities difficult or even impossible. When you are missing teeth, you may have difficulty eating, speaking or even smiling. Missing teeth can also have a negative impact on your other teeth, your lips and cheeks, and your face as a whole. Dentures help restore the full functionality of your mouth and improve your overall quality of life.
Dentures can restore SOME of your chewing abilities and improve the appearance of the smile that is missing teeth.
Need an emergency visit in El Paso?
If you have a toothache or other dental emergency in the El Paso area, Edgemere Dental has emergency dentists available for convenient same-day appointments. We accept most dental insurance (indemnity basis), offer convenient hours, and have several payment options if you don’t have dental insurance.
Edgemere Dental of El Paso is committed to getting you the care you deserve at a price you can afford. Whether you have a cavity, lost a filling, chipped a tooth, or you just need urgent relief for a toothache, we’ll get you in our office and out of pain as quickly as possible.
A composite (tooth-colored) filling, is used to repair a tooth that is damaged by decay or small cracks. The decayed or cracked portion of the tooth is removed, and then replaced by filling material that is similar to the color of the tooth.
Composite fillings are the most common type of filling material used today, but other types of dental fillings are also available. Composite fillings are popular because they closely match the color of your existing tooth, which makes them a great option for work done on your front teeth or other teeth visible when you smile.
We always recommend saving your natural teeth through fillings, root canals and crowns, but if these treatments are no longer an option, it’s time to extract it. Extractions are necessary when the decay or fractures are so extensive that other types of procedures will not be able to save the tooth any longer.
Once a tooth is extracted, it is best to find a way to replace that tooth, either with dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are third molars that appear between the ages of 16 and 25, all the way in the back of the mouth. It is usually recommended to extract them for a variety of reasons:
- They are impacted in the bone or gums, which causes pain or issues with the teeth in front of them
- They are hard to keep clean because they are so far back and are often prone to decay
- The mouth often does not have room for them, so when they start to come in, it is painful and makes your other teeth crowded.
Root canal treatment often gets a bad rap, but in reality, root canal treatment has saved many teeth from getting extracted or being lost. They have gotten a bad reputation as being a painful procedure, but the truth is that it is due to the extensive damage that the tooth is in so much pain and takes longer to heal.
We often refer to root canal treatment as your “last chance” to save your tooth. Root canal treatment is typically prescribed when decay, infection or a fracture has gotten so deep into the tooth that it has reached the nerve of the tooth. If your dentist prescribes a root canal treatment, and you choose not to get that treatment done, it is likely that before too long, you will have no choice but to extract that tooth. And often, the options for replacing missing teeth are more expensive or do not provide as much function (chewing ability) as your natural teeth.
Tooth whitening is a technique that allows you to easily and safely have a brighter, whiter smile. We offer two types of whitening, our in-office procedure and our take-home whitening kit.
How does it work?
With our in-office procedure, you will see results right away. It generally takes about two hours. We use a bleaching gel and a laser light. You are monitored during the procedure by one of our team members, who will apply the gel, isolating your gums and lips. The light and gel combination whiten your teeth immediately.
Our take-home kit includes custom-made trays and the bleaching gel solution. We take impressions of your teeth, and make you a custom bleaching tray similar to a clear retainer. You place the gel solution in the bleaching trays and wear the trays for 10-15 minute periods, a few times a week. You can bleach at home at your own convenience and as often as you want to get your desired results, a lot of patients wear the trays as they are getting ready on the morning, or as they are relaxing just before bed.
With either option, it is highly recommended to get a good, professional cleaning by our dental hygienist before starting the whitening. This ensures that you will get the best, most even results possible, since all the plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth prior to the whitening.
The process of installing a dental implant begins with extracting the tooth that can no longer be salvaged with a veneer, crown, or dental bridge. You and the dentist will make the decision to receive a dental implant together after X-rays, a thorough exam, and the procedure has been explained to you in full.
Dental implants replace missing teeth with a titanium implant and a porcelain crown that looks and feels like natural teeth. Dental implants are also used for people that are missing several or all of their teeth to firmly stabilize their dentures. Dental implants stimulate bone growth that bonds your dental implant or dentures firmly to your jaw and have a 97% success rate.