We offer a variety of services in our dental office in the Lakewood area of Dallas TX to meet all your dentistry needs. We believe your comfort comes first and specialize in relaxed and anxiety free dentistry.
Dr. Kelli Slate always recommends that you make an appointment every 6 months for a regular check-up and dental examination. Prevention is always preferable to cure from both a clinical and an economic point of view.
White composite fillings
In the past, dentists used a silver and mercury amalgam to fill and seal cavities. Because a larger amount of the original tooth must be removed and because they contained mercury, these types of fillings often weaken teeth and are no longer a desirable filling option.
Recent innovations now allow us to replace old silver fillings with composite or porcelain fillings that are stronger, safer and more natural looking. Dr. Kelli Slate uses the best materials to get her patients a filling that will last a long time.
Teeth are often restored using silver or composite resin fillings. However, when too much of a tooth’s structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or “cap” may be needed. A crown may be needed to:
- Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling.
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth.
- Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
- Cover dental implants or a root canal.
A crown essentially covers a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. This permanent covering fits over your original tooth to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth. Fitting a crown generally requires at least two visits to the dentist’s office. The first visit entails preparing and shaping the tooth for a temporary crown. Once the porcelain crown has been manufactured, a second appointment is scheduled to fit and cement the permanent crown into place.
Healthy and strong teeth support and maintain your bone and jaw alignment. That is why when you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift, and the ability to chew and speak may be affected.
Bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, eliminating the gap where those teeth had been. The bridge is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Regardless of the type of bridge recommended, its success depends on keeping the surrounding teeth healthy and strong.
Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are set in the jaw to serve as artificial roots for dental restorations, including crowns and fixed dentures. This restorative dental treatment provides a comfortable, durable, and effective solution to tooth loss;
As dental implants are rooted in the jaw, they tend to provide more strength than other treatments such as dental bridges. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or several missing teeth.
An oral surgeon or periodontitis will place the implant and then you will come to Dr. Kelli Slate for her to make the crown. During your visit to Dr. Slate, she can determine if dental implants are a viable treatment option for you.
We know how important relaxed and anxiety free dentistry is to our patients.
When a tooth’s nerve or pulp area becomes diseased or injured, a special dental procedure called root canal therapy may help you save that tooth. If the diseased pulp is not removed, your tooth becomes infected and you could lose it. During a root canal, a dentist removes the pulp, cleans the root canal and seals the canal to protect it. Once you are healed, Dr. Kelli Slate places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Generally, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.
Children should have their first dental visit at age three. Dr. Kelli Slate is comfortable with all phases of children’s dental care, including cleanings, fillings, fluoride treatments, sealants and more.
We have techniques specifically designed for children, which establish trust and help your child accept dental treatment. Our team will regularly evaluate your child’s dental needs to provide the highest level of prevention and treatment.
As your child grows, we will monitor your child’s teeth for early treatment of bite or tooth alignment problems that may arise. We are committed to providing the best possible dental care for your child in a friendly, anxiety-free environment.
Do you want a beautiful smile?
Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.
Imagine, a single whitening procedure can counteract years of exposure to coffee, tea, red wine, cola and smoking, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Even with today’s advanced whitening techniques, not everyone’s teeth will whiten with the same results. During the visit with Dr. Kelli Slate, your situation will be carefully evaluated and you will be advised accordingly.
We offer reasonably priced prefabricated trays to the most advanced in office whitening and will help you find what will get you the best results. For in-office treatments, Dr. Slate and her team use the Zoom! Teeth Whitening.
Kelli Slate and her entire staff are committed to a “no surprises” philosophy. We want patients to fully understand every aspect of their visit, know all their options and have all their questions answered BEFORE any treatment is begun. We are also committed to patient education. Equipped with the proper oral hygiene instructions for home care, our goal is to help you NOT need anymore dental work, and therefore only see us for cleanings twice a year.