Lori Logan, DDS
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We want you to know that your questions matter to us because they help inform us about what issues are on your mind. Dr. Lori Logan and her expert, knowledgeable team of professionals are always available to provide all the information and answers you need.

On this page, you'll find a few of the questions our patients commonly ask. If you have others, just pick up the phone and call us at (281) 609-7377, so we can help you.

Dental Crowns & Onlays

The general area of restorative dentistry encompasses multiple dental issues. From dental implants to tooth-colored dental fillings, restorative dentistry brings back your natural-looking smile. If you are suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, restorative dentistry provides the relief and treatment you need. 

Restorative Dentistry in Cypress, TX

Restorative dentistry at our Cypress dental office covers a wide variety of issues, including missing teeth, stains and discoloration, and tooth decay. Not every patient and every case are suitable for restorative dentistry, so the first step is to speak with Dr. Lori Logan to see what options are available to you. 

Many candidates for restorative dentistry have minor tooth problems that they need to be resolved, but even major cases can be taken care of with our full mouth reconstruction options.

Since restorative dentistry does cover a number of different procedures, exactly what to expect will vary depending on what issues are being addressed. Dr. Logan will attempt to make every patient as comfortable as possible through the entire process. 

Call to Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about restorative dentistry in Cypress, TX, please give our friendly staff a call today to schedule a convenient appointment to get started.

Dental Fillings

Dental sealants help to protect the teeth from decay. This thin, protective covering is brushed onto the teeth and cured into place, sealing off the surface of the tooth from cavity-causing bacteria and buildup. Sealants help us prevent decay and the need for fillings and are a great option for children, teens, and adults alike.

Why We Recommend Dental Sealants

If you are prone to dental decay, our Cypress dentist may recommend sealants. Think of sealants as a protective layer that covers the tooth and prevents bacteria from infiltrating enamel.

Some reasons you may be advised to have sealants placed include:

  • You are prone to cavities.
  • You have deep grooves and fissures in your teeth.
  • Your child doesn’t follow proper at-home dental hygiene.
  • You’ve been told in the past that you’d benefit from sealants.

While most patients who receive sealants are children, they are incredibly beneficial for adults who tend to get cavities regularly.

Getting Dental Sealants in Cypress, TX

A thorough examination and a history of your dental health are needed to determine if sealants are right for you. Most people who want sealants or think they will benefit from them will be able to receive the procedure.

The procedure to have sealants placed is done easily and quickly in our office. First, Dr. Lori Logan will brush a thin liquid over the teeth. She then cures and hardens the sealant to create a seamless and invisible barrier on top of and around each tooth.

Sealants can last for anywhere from one to three years. Once they wear down, sealants can be replaced for continued protection.

Call to Schedule an Appointment

If you think you might benefit from sealants, contact our Cypress dental office today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.

Dental Implants

A dental bridge is a type of restoration that we use at our Cypress dental office to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges require no surgery and can last for decades with proper care.

Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed underneath the gum and into the bone. Implants are permanent and do not require surrounding teeth to be filed.

Getting a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is ideal for patients in Cypress who are missing one or more teeth, and who may not be suited for oral surgery. The bridge procedure typically requires two appointments.

The first appointment involves preparing the surrounding teeth to fit the bridge, and the second appointment involves placing the actual restoration. A dental bridge can last for many years and is made to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

What Dental Implants Do

Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw. The implant fuses with the bone over the course of just a couple of months. After complete fusion, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant. This prevents the need to compromise surrounding teeth, while fully replacing the missing tooth.

This procedure can also be ideal for denture patients who want a more secure-fitting appliance. Implant posts are permanent and should not need to be replaced or repaired.

The Implant and Bridge Procedure

During the bridge procedure, we’ll file down the two surrounding teeth next to the missing dentition. This helps to create a more comfortable fit for the fixed bridge. Impressions are taken to create a custom bridge for the area, which will be placed at the next appointment.

The implant procedure involves surgically inserting the post deep into the bone and giving it time to integrate or fuse with the bone. The implant is then ready for a crown to be placed on top, which will need to be replaced every few years as it begins to show signs of wear and tear.

Call Our Dentist in Cypress, TX to Schedule

If you think you may need a dental bridge or implant, call our office today to speak with one of our helpful staff members to schedule an appointment.

General Dentistry

When a tooth cracks, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. Smaller and more mild cracks are known as craze lines, and these are typically harmless in nature.

However, when a tooth cracks severely, it can expose the inner pulp of the tooth, creating pain and sensitivity. Treatment for a cracked tooth at our Cypress dental office is necessary when it is to the point of compromising the overall structure of the dentition.

Reasons for a Cracked Tooth

Teeth crack for a variety of reasons, and some causes are even preventable. If you suspect a cracked tooth, it’s important to make an appointment with our office so that we can help to treat the problem. Some of the most common causes of a cracked tooth include:

  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  • Large fillings
  • Biting down on a hard object or piece of food
  • A tooth that’s recently had a root canal
  • Orthodontic treatment that isn’t being monitored
  • Dental trauma

When We Need to Treat a Cracked Tooth

“Craze lines” are enamel-deep, and while they might look problematic, they don’t cause any pain or compromise the tooth. Other cracks may affect the tooth and cause sensitivity, pain, and discomfort.

Cracks may extend down below the gum line and require our dentist to extract the tooth. If you suspect that you have a crack in one or more of your teeth, it’s time to come in for an appointment.

Cracked Tooth Treatment in Cypress, TX

Dr. Lori Logan plans your treatment depending on the cause of the cracked tooth. Teeth that have cracked due to trauma, bruxism, and large fillings, require a dental crown to protect the tooth and retain overall function. For teeth that have cracked below the gum line, a full extraction may be necessary.

There isn’t much that we can do for craze line cracks other than placing veneers or dental bonding. An exam and consultation can help in determining the severity of the crack and what can be done for it.

Call Us So We Can Help

If you think you may have a cracked tooth and need treatment, call our Cypress dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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