Patient Services

Preventive Care Services

Gum Disease

Technology

Restorative Services

Cosmetic Services

Patient Comfort

Preventive Care Services

Preventive care is the foundation of good dental health. Our approach to oral health is comprehensive and customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. We conduct thorough examinations, asking and answering lots of questions. In addition, we do everything we can to provide you with important “self-maintenance” tips to optimize your dental care.

We offer the following preventive care services:

  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Cleaning/Proper Hygiene – we review and demonstrate proper techniques
  • Dental Sealants
  • Regular Check-ups – the key to sustaining your dental health!
  • Oral Cancer Screening with Identafi
  • Digital X-Rays and Panorex Images
  • Patient Education – you can take home information on a variety of topics
  • Snoreguards
  • Nightguards
  • Mouthguards
  • Breath Treatment
  • Interceptive Orthodontics – we carefully watch the development of your child’s new teeth to assess future position; we may recommend “early intervention” orthodontics that can achieve correction in a shorter period of time than the later treatments
  • DIAGNOdent – a laser technology that quickly and precisely identifies tooth decay

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Restorative Services

Our philosophy is that all dentistry should look great. We pride ourselves on restorative work that is not obvious and does not “intrude” upon your smile. There’s simply no reason why you shouldn’t feel, and look, great!

We offer the following restorative services:

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers, Lumineeers
  • Whitening – Laser whitening, Zoom Advanced Power (latest generation), Home bleaching
  • Bonding
  • All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays (some in one visit)
  • Bridges
  • Dentures and Partial Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Implants
  • Mini Dental Implants
  • In-Office Lab for Dentures & Partials; One-Day Relining and Custom Fitting
  • Soft Tissue Laser Procedures

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Gum Disease

Statistics show 80% of all adults over 35 years of age will have some form of gum disease. Left untreated, this condition can lead to serious diseases and conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, low birth weight babies and even premature babies. Additionally, proper restorative care of teeth cannot be performed on diseased gums. Think of your gums as the foundation to a building; you can’t build a house on a foundation that’s rotten or damaged!

Most gum disease can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early. We take a proactive approach, offering thorough “preventive” exams as well as in-office diagnostic and treatment services. Our procedures are non-invasive and non-surgical, and we use a soft tissue laser to remove bacteria from infected gum pockets. This minimally invasive procedure is comfortable and effective. If your condition has progressed to the point where you require surgery, we can provide you with a referral. Be sure to have your teeth and gums checked regularly to prevent problems from gum disease.

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Cosmetic Services

Cosmetic dentistry has long been of great interest to Dr. Nix. He attends many hours of continuing education to keep up with the constant changes in techniques and devices. When he expanded his facilities, he decided to create a separate “spa” for cosmetic work with a quiet and soothing atmosphere.

Dr. Nix was one of the first practices in Texas to offer laser tooth whitening and he actually trained with the inventor of this technology. In fact, Dr. Nix now trains other dentists in whitening techniques. Because of his knowledge in this area, Dr. Nix often gets referrals from other dentists and enjoys the challenge of tackling particularly difficult cases.

We offer a full range of orthodontic treatments, from very simple to very complex tooth movement. The braces are smaller and more comfortable than traditional braces. In addition to offering state-of-the-art proactive care for young children with developing teeth, Dr. Nix helps to perfect the smiles of many adults. In fact, over 65% of his orthodontic practice is devoted to adults seeking effective and long-term tooth straightening.

Whatever the cosmetic procedure, Dr. Nix’s goal is to provide you with options that not only give a dazzling smile, but also preserve the structure and longevity of your teeth. But words can only do so much…visit our Photo Gallery to see for yourself!

We also have an In-Office denture and partial denture lab personnel.

We offer the following cosmetic services:

  • Orthodontics – for the whole family
    • Metal
    • 6 Month Smiles
    • Cosmetic / Porcelain
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers, Lumineeers
  • Whitening- Laser whitening, Zoom Advanced Power (latest generation), Venus White, Home bleaching
  • Bonding
  • All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays (ask about 1 visit onlays, crowns and inlays!)
  • Cosmetic Recontouring – revitalize those age-worn teeth

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Technology

  • Air Abrasion – a new type of decay removal/tooth preparation procedure often used instead of the traditional drill; air abrasion is faster and quieter than a drill and involves minimal discomfort, requiring little or no anesthetic…one-third of our fillings are done with this technique
  • DIAGNOdent – a laser technology that quickly and precisely identifies tooth decay
  • Lasers – used for a variety of procedures, these high-energy wavelengths provide us with greater precision and speed, and provide you with greater comfort
  • Intra-Oral Cameras – allow us to show you the problem as we diagnose
    it and then show you the solution once we’ve completed the procedure
  • CEREC System – used to make porcelain onlays, crowns and inlays for back teeth, this system conserves more of the original tooth structure and allows for one-visit procedures! Using a 3-D camera that takes digital photos, we can design the missing tooth part and then use robotically controlled drills to cut the porcelain with a high degree of accuracy, eliminating the need for outside lab work and a temporary crown.
  • Digital X-rays – allows us to see better detail with less radiation to our patients.
  • Oral Lesion Identification and Marking System – allows us to screen for problems like cancer at earlier stages and with a higher degree of accuracy.
  • Mini-Implants – secure full and partial dentures.

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Patient Comfort

From the moment you walk in our door we approach your comfort in a comprehensive manner.

We provide the following products and services to put you at ease:

  • Patient Education – the more informed you are, the more at ease you are
  • Sedation Dentistry – we offer Conscious Sedation, an effective combination of oral sedation and nitrous oxide , and IV sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
  • Patient Comfort Measures – enjoy movies and special movie glasses, soothing music, aromatherapy, candles, massage pads, a separate “spa” facility for cosmetic work and a play area for children, blankets, warm hand towels, even DVD players
  • Sterilization Center – when it comes to safety, we subscribe to state-of-the-art sanitation techniques including a clean water system

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