At the Bourland-Soben practice, our doctors are more than dentists; they are advanced dental professionals. They are committed to understanding the most current dental techniques and technology. Additionally, they make sure that the office and staff are committed to your comfort.
As a family-friendly clinic, we understand that everyone has different physical and emotional needs, as well as financial situations. We will listen to you and do everything we can to meet your needs while ensuring the finest dental care possible.
For adults, we provide routine dental hygiene, x-rays, and exams, as well as cosmetic dentistry, emergency services, and oral surgery. Our dentistry for children also provides comprehensive care and lays a foundation of good oral hygiene by keeping kids safe and comfortable throughout each visit.
One of our primary goals in general dentistry is to help shape positive attitudes toward the dentist from the earliest ages. We work to create a warm, friendly environment to help children feel secure and make sure to communicate with them directly in a way that builds trust. We also use fun nicknames for our equipment and treatments.
Your child’s routine visits will help build good dental hygiene habits and healthy teeth. Ongoing care also helps prevent cavities, improve habits in dental hygiene, evaluate ongoing growth and development.
Have your teeth become increasingly discolored and crooked? As we age, teeth begin to show their wear, but at Bourland-Soben, we can give you a fresh, younger-looking smile with teeth whitening procedures and veneers.
Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past. From worn or discolored enamel to chipped or unevenly aligned teeth, veneers can help you achieve the perfect smile.
Veneers are custom-designed shells made from a ceramic material that enhances the strength and integrity of your teeth. They can help with a range of dental issues including:
• Worn Enamel
• Wear & Tear
• Uneven Teeth & Misalignment
• Genetic Defects
• Chipped & Cracked Teeth
Because not every patient is a strong candidate for veneers, we offer the option of esthetic crowns. In the same way as veneers, esthetic crowns also improve the strength, appearance, and integrity of your teeth, but they cover the entire tooth and provide increased protection for the front and back of your teeth. To understand more about the differences between veneers and esthetic crowns, call our office today and make an appointment.
We can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in about 2 hours using Zoom whitening treatments. Be amazed at the difference in your smile.
Our office is proud to practice full-scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with patients under the care of J. Dylan Bowles, D.D.S., who specializes in many areas beyond dental extractions. With expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Bowles also treats facial pain, facial trauma injuries, and TMJ disorders. In addition, he performs a full range of dental implant and bone-grafting procedures, including extreme cases.
Board certified in Dental Anesthesia, Dr. Bowles also provides conscious and deep sedation. This certification required additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school.
Typically, our office requires a consultation prior to any surgical procedures. This allows us extra time with our patients to educate you on all available treatment options.
If you lose one or more teeth for any reason, you now have options for a lifetime replacement of those teeth. Dental implants are supportive replacement teeth that look like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone. They promote better oral hygiene and eliminate pain often associated with dentures or partials.
For a long time, dentures and partials were the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. But dentures sit on top of the gums and bone which results in jawbone loss, slipping dentures, and the potential irritation of exposed nerves. Dental implants eliminate all those problems and also allow you to eat most anything you want.
If you need teeth replaced, make an appointment to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Or ask us about these other options:
• Hybrid dentures can be used with implants to allow replacement for a complete set of teeth.
• A full set of dentures also remains a viable option for replacing teeth, especially for patients with limited funds or compromised medical health.
On your first visit, you will see one of our dentists for a comprehensive exam to evaluate your overall oral health. This exam involves a thorough review of your health history, and our doctors will determine what type of professional cleaning regimen you will need. The doctors also will diagnose any oral health issues that may require treatment.
All x-rays in our office are digital, which are 70% less radiation than conventional film. X-rays will be needed at most exams for our dentists to evaluate your oral health (bone and tooth structure under the gums).
Dental x-rays are safe. The American Dental Association states the following: Radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all sources, including natural and man-made.
After the Dental Exam
There won’t be any surprises before or after exams. We will provide all the information you need to make educated decisions about your care—from scheduling treatment appointments to understanding your financial obligations. We also will remind you of appointments and any pre-appointment preparation.
Cleanings twice a year from our excellent dental hygienists are key to maintaining good oral health. Exams following each cleaning allow our dentists to see if anything has changed since your last visit. Our doctors will diagnose any problems and discuss treatment options. Also, our dentists and dental hygienists will provide any advice needed to help you improve your oral health habits and limit the risk of problems.
Our goal with a full-mouth rehabilitation is to improve your smile while also correcting any deeper issues. When we lose teeth or grind them down, we increase pressure and wear on our jaw joint. This can lead to jaw pain but also manifest as headaches or pain and tenderness in the neck and shoulders. Full-mouth rehab includes a series of treatments that rebuild and restore the appearance and function of the entire mouth. Treatment is customized for each patient’s unique set of problems to achieve a pain-free smile that also benefits your overall health.
Preventing & Treating Gum Disease
The gums and bones surrounding our teeth are the foundation of any healthy and beautiful smile. The health of our gums and bones can be compromised as we age, especially when we practice certain habits, like smoking. Unchecked gum disease can result in losing teeth that are otherwise healthy. With early diagnosis and treatment, we can prevent the progression of gum disease and the loss of teeth.
If you experience any of these conditions, you may benefit from a full-mouth rehab:
• Jaw pain
• Worn or cracked teeth
• Chronic headaches
• Moving teeth
• Clicking and grinding noises in the jaw joint
• Flattened teeth
• Fillings and crowns that frequently break or come out