Dental Care Services in Richardson
Providing Cosmetic, Restorative, & Implant Dentistry
At our office, we provide you with the latest in aesthetics, comprehensive restorative care, & implant dentistry. Dr. McDougal and Dr. Richards attend many hours of continuing education at various aesthetic and restorative institutions, including the LD Pankey Institute, Baylor University, University of Pennsylvania, and Louisiana State University. Read on to find out more details about our services.
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Preventive Dental Care
Our hygienists are highly skilled and trained in using the latest technology in preventing and treating periodontal disease. The Florida Probe software allows us to give you a full-page color printout of periodontal charting that shows your pocket depth and bleeding points, which are the areas of infection. We store this information in our computer so we can keep track of your periodontal health. We also offer non-surgical periodontal treatment to patients with moderate periodontal disease. We believe that prevention of disease is by far superior to the elimination of disease. Our hygiene department also provides conventional hygiene, dental sealants, patient education, fluoride treatments, counseling in preventive techniques, oral cancer screening and many other services.
- Dental Checkups and Cleanings
- Dental Sealants
- Non-surgical Laser - Periodontal Therapy
- In-House Master Ceramist
Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
To better serve our patients, we have an in-house laboratory. Kent Stuart, our master technician creates beautiful restorations (crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays) right here in our office. In order to save you time, Kent is here to make any necessary adjustments instead of having to send the restorations to an outside lab. Dr. McDougal and Dr. Richards are very meticulous about the quality of every procedure, making sure the restoration is a masterpiece. Our goal is to give you the most beautiful porcelain crowns, onlays, inlays, bridges and, laminates that are lifelike and beautiful.
We offer tooth-colored fillings to patients as well as gold restorations (only in the back of the mouth). Studies have shown that amalgam (metal or mercury) fillings expand and contract at a faster rate than your natural tooth structure, which can cause significant fractures in your teeth over time. Tooth-colored fillings are made of materials that are structurally similar to your natural tooth to prevent this from occurring. They also match your natural teeth in color to create a beautiful look for your mouth.
Porcelain veneers are used to create a rejuvenated smile for patients. To better appreciate the aesthetic and restorative services we offer, check out the before and after pictures of some of our patients.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Porcelain Veneers
- All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays
- CEREC - Same Day Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Latest Dental Technology
Our patients receive the best dental care possible in a timely fashion. To stay on the cutting edge of dental technology, Dr. McDougal and Dr. Richards take many continuing education courses. We use chairside computers, DIAGNOdent, digital imaging, and sedation dentistry methods such as nitrous oxide relaxing gas as well as oral and IV sedation. We use the latest technology in sterilization because your safety is paramount. We also utilize a "vital signs monitoring device" when a patient is sedated so that we constantly record blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and mean atrial pressure.
- Digital Imaging
- Chair-side Computer
- Patient Education System (Caesy)
- Sedation Dentistry (IV Sedation, Oral Sedation)
- Nitrous Oxide
- Sterilization Center
Relaxing Dental Care Treatments
If you're not comfortable, we're not comfortable. It's important that you feel relaxed when you receive dental treatment. Some of our patients compare our office to a spa because of the variety of amenities available here. Come in and see for yourself!
- Warm Towels
- Juices, Teas
- CD and DVD Players
- iPod with Bose Speakers