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My Teeth Moved After Braces – Do I Need Braces Again?

July 8, 2018

Happy dental patient in the dental chairIf you receive adequate orthodontic alignment and maintain appropriate retainer use, you shouldn’t need to worry about a need for orthodontic retreatment. Unfortunately, many patients struggle to keep up with their retainers and end up with smiles that shift back out of alignment following orthodontic treatment. There are a number of reasons this may occur and a few simple steps you can take to avoid shifting teeth. In this post, we’ll discuss causes of dental shifting and how you can prevent the need for orthodontic retreatment.

Outstanding Family Dentistry in Highland Village

June 16, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-467281791The Highland Village Family Dentistry moto is simple, “Honest, excellent dentistry,” and that’s what we provide to every customer on every visit. Our dedicated staff will ensure that you are comfortable and that your dental health needs are met effectively and efficiently. In Highland Village, TX our practice meets the oral health care needs of your whole family. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Thomas and our outstanding team.

Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

Dr. Ryan Thomas has been practicing family dentistry since 2005. He has a unique background that makes him ideal to meet your dental health needs. Originally from California, he studied Russian at Brigham Young University, received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University School of Dentistry, and practiced in New Hampshire before settling in Texas. In addition to completing his education in general dentistry, Dr. Thomas is also a trained and experienced orthodontist. Dr. Thomas brings his curiosity and knowledge of dentistry and people to his dental practice. Consistently completing 200 hours a year of continuing education, Dr. Thomas has proven his dedication to lifelong learning to provide the best possible oral health care for his patients.

Besides Dr. Thomas we have a dental assistant and a hygienist on staff. Both women are knowledgeable and experienced in providing outstanding dental care. They both pride themselves on learning who their patients are, treating them respect, and making every dental appointment comfortable. Dedicated to education, our assistant and hygienist will work with you to explain any concerns or procedures and answer your questions.

Because our office is brand new, we have the most up-to-date technology available. We invested in our future and yours by acquiring numerous dental technologies that are unavailable at most practices. We are especially proud of our Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system and our digital x-rays. The Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system quickly and efficiently removes calculus buildup while reducing discomfort. Our digital x-rays emit the lowest radiation and capture the most accurate image. Best of all, these x-rays integrate seamlessly into our digital record keeping system that ensures your personal health information is secure and always accessible.

Unbeatable Dental Health Services

Thanks to our friendly, skilled team and modern facilities, Highland Village Family Dentistry offers the best oral health care in the Metroplex. Our comprehensive oral care includes preventive, restorative, cosmetic and children’s dentistry as well as a full range of orthodontic options.

Preventive dentistry is the best tool we have for preventing dental health issues. Regular checkups allow our staff to screen for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and TMJ. Additionally, at regular visits we are often able to provide same day treatment, or develop a treatment plan for chronic oral health issues like buxism (teeth grinding and clenching), TMJ, gum disease and more.

Restorative dentistry works to return your bite to its natural look and feel. Whether you need a crown, bridgework, or root canal, we’re here to help you get your smile back. We work with you to develop restorative treatment plans to fit your budget, schedule and dental health needs.

Our cosmetic dentistry treatments will make you feel like a movie star. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and grimaced at your discolored smile, or hidden your crooked or gapped teeth from the camera, cosmetic dentistry from Highland Village Family Dentistry can help you develop and maintain and picture-perfect smile. Some of our wide-ranging cosmetic dentistry offerings include: teeth whitening, veneers, and clear braces.

Children’s dentistry and family dentistry are different than pediatric dentistry. Most children do not need to see a pediatric dentist, unless they have a serious dental health concern. However, choosing a dentist who can put your child at ease and offer knowledgeable care and treatment is essential to developing long-term dental health. Our office includes a children’s play area to help your child associate going to the dentist with having fun. Dr. Thomas is passionate about dental education at every age, and takes pride in teaching children about how to have a healthy smile for life.

Dr. Thomas is also happy to provide a full-range of orthodontics for your family. You don’t need to find a new doctor when you need to correct your bite. Our state-of-the-art office provides only the best orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces include custom made wires that straighten your teeth more quickly will less discomfort to correct your overbite, underbite, and tooth crowding and spacing.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whatever your dental health needs, Highland Village Family Dentistry is here to help. Call today to schedule an appointment at our comfortable Highland Village office, or use our convenient “ask the doctor” page to find out more. We welcome patients from the DFW area including Flower Mound, Lewisville, The Colony and Argyle.

Dental Implants: Welcome the New Year with a New Smile!

December 23, 2014

151545340According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 178 million men and women in the United States are missing at least one of their natural teeth. Of these, an estimated 37 million are completely edentulous (missing all of their teeth). If you are missing one or more teeth, the team at Highland Village Family Dentistry invites you to make a unique type of resolution this New Year’s Eve. As 2015 begins, why not take this opportunity to begin a new chapter in your life with a completely revitalized smile? With dental implants, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team can make repairing your smile easier than you may expect.

Dental Implants for a Gorgeous Smile in 2015

If you are missing even a single tooth, you understand what an impact this common oral health issue can have on your daily life. If the missing tooth shows when you smile or speak, you may feel less inclined to share your true self and personality with those who matter most. Even if you are missing a molar near the back of your mouth, it may prove exceedingly difficult to chew the foods you need to enjoy a healthy and happy life. If not replaced in a timely manner, a missing tooth can lead to the deterioration of jaw bone tissue. This may subsequently result in the loss of additional teeth.

Fortunately, it is possible to halt the loss of bone tissue with a restorative dentistry option that mimics the function of your natural teeth: dental implants. With a tiny titanium post, Dr. Thomas and his trusted team of implant specialists can effectively replace one or more missing teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural. A custom crown, bridge, or denture is then attached to the biocompatible dental implant, thereby completing the process of total tooth replacement. You’ll love your new smile, an invaluable asset you’ll enjoy not only throughout 2015 but for years and years to come.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation

Have you been considering dentures, a bridge, or another restorative option as a solution to your missing teeth? Allow the team at Highland Village Family Dentistry to help. Dr. Thomas and his staff are experienced, highly trained, and genuinely committed to the health and beauty of your smile. We would honestly love nothing more than to see you start off the New Year right with a healthy, strong, and attractive smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and find out if dental implants are the right restorative dentistry solution for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Highland Village, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the North Dallas area, including Lewisville, Lantana, Argyle, Flower Mound, The Colony, Plano, Frisco, and beyond.

Implant-Retained Dentures for a Strong, Beautiful Smile with Dr. Ryan Thomas

August 22, 2014

187007308For patients who are missing all of the teeth in one or both arches, dentures offer a viable solution that enables articulate speech and the ability to chew most foods. Traditional dentures do not, however, provide the stability and confidence of a natural set of teeth, and they often slip or wobble – particularly if they do not fit closely against the patient’s gums. Thanks to today’s advanced dental technology, dentures can now be secured using dental implants for a more stable and natural bite. At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, Dr. Ryan Thomas offers a wide variety of restorative dentistry options, including implant-retained dentures.

Why Choose Implant-Retained Dentures

When you lose one or more teeth, the bone tissue in the jaw grows weak and begins to diminish in volume. Over time, this process of degeneration leads to a sunken appearance throughout the face and can contribute to the loss of any remaining teeth. When a dental implant is surgically placed within the jaw, this destructive process slows and may even be reversed. Traditional dentures do not provide this benefit, as there is no longer a tooth root to stimulate the bone tissue.

Additional benefits of implant-retained dentures include:

  • Dentures won’t slip or slide around
  • No need for denture adhesives
  • Increased range of foods
  • Promotes a more natural appearance
  • Improved comfort overall

Do you want to find out if you or a loved one is a candidate for implant-retained dentures? Simply give us a call and schedule a visit with Dr. Thomas. We will always work closely with you to determine the ideal restorative dentistry solution for your unique needs.

Reclaim Your Smile and Your Life

Whether you have worn dentures for years or you’re considering your teeth replacement options and you’d like to learn more, we’re here to help. Contact our office in Highland Village, TX today to schedule your dental implants consultation with Dr. Ryan Thomas and our friendly, experienced staff. We look forward to passing the innumerable benefits of implant-retained dentures along to you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves families from throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, including Flower Mound, Plano, Frisco, The Colony, Lantana, Argyle, and more.

High Tech Dental Office Welcomes Families from Lewisville and Surrounding Areas

January 31, 2014

HVFDOffice_18Highland Village Family Dentistry, the newest dental practice in the Lewisville area, is a state-of-the-art practice with down-to-earth values. Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team pride themselves on providing exceptional dental care to the families of Flower Mound, Highland Village, The Colony and other communities in the surrounding areas of Denton County. With a comprehensive menu of general, family and cosmetic dentistry services and the cutting-edge technology to back it up, Highland Village Family Dentistry is the go-to dental practice for every family’s oral healthcare needs.

Newest Dental Practice in Highland Village Now Open

As a husband, father and active member of his community, Dr. Thomas understands the importance of personal relationships and how they can strengthen professional ones. From the moment you walk into our practice, you will feel their unique combination of high-touch and high-tech that enhances your overall experience. They want you to feel like family, and everything they do is consistent with this mission.

When it comes to superior dental care, utilizing the latest technology plays a major role. That is why Highland Village Family Dentistry installed the latest tools and implements only modern techniques.  From simple cleanings and exams to the most complex smile makeovers, tools such as digital radiography and automated patient records make every visit easier, faster and more enjoyable.  This helps you save precious time and money.  Complete orthodontic services for both kids and parents are performed by Dr. Ryan Thomas right here in our Highland Village practice. Our restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures give you the radiant, beautiful smile you have always wanted, and our children’s dentistry plants the seeds for a lifetime of optimum oral health.  At Highland Village Family Dentistry, our commitment to your complete dental well-being is our promise to you from even before your first visit.

What Sets Us Apart

Honest, excellent care.  Not only is this our motto, but also it is what we believe each and every patient deserves from every visit to the dentist. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we combine the most advanced dental technology in the industry with a caring, compassionate and personalized touch for the ultimate patient experience. To learn more about how Dr. Thomas and his staff provide the best general, cosmetic and family dentistry services in Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound and beyond, contact our office today. We can’t wait to welcome you to our dental care family.