At The Colony Dentist, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care possible. To accomplish this, Dr. David Hubbell and his team utilize only the highest quality materials and the latest technology available. The personalized care offered at The Colony Dentist will put you at ease while Dr. David Hubbell custom-crafts your beautiful new smile.
We also have many movies explaining the procedures visually and more in-depth on all the pages. We have gathered most of our videos on our Patient Education Page. Please check them out!
At The Colony Dentist, we use several methods for Bleaching and Teeth Whitening.
Many people have discolored teeth and these people know how self-conscious they feel when they are in company. Many suffer in silence and just put up with the fact that their teeth are not perfect though they never look into the vast array of options available for effective treatment. Personal health has always been of paramount importance for many people who may have to interact with friends, work colleagues, customers and associates in different capacities every day of their lives. For these people it is essential to look good and take care of their appearance.
Teeth discoloration is very common and the reasons for the problem can go as far back as childhood in some cases. The most common causes are through smoking or chewing tobacco though this is now thankfully on the decline as more and more people kick the smoking habit. Drinking excessive tea, coffee or cola drinks is another common cause of teeth discoloration and it is the tannin inside the ingredients that does the damage. Taking antibiotics as a child, trauma, poor dental hygiene and general ageing are some of the other main sources of the problem.
For your convenience and budget, we have two methods of whitening available to you. The first is an in-office procedure called Laser Whitening. The Second is the use of a Take Home Kit that you can conveniently use at home..
Dr. Hubbell uses and is an expert on the CEREC 3D system for One-Visit Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Hubbell is also an ISCD (International Society of Computerized Dentistry) Certified CEREC Trainer and has taught beginner to advanced CEREC techniques to hundreds of CEREC Doctors in the Texas and Southern States area.
He is proud to offer his patients the advantage of a CEREC smile that uses all natural Ceramic materials that look and feel just like your own teeth. As part of his Green Dentistry Initiative the CEREC system is meant to be as minimally invasive as possible by helping you to keep as much of your existing tooth structure as possible. And with the use of Ceramic materials which are Bio-Compatible they are long lasting and beautiful.
CEREC is capable of doing all kinds of basic to advanced Cosmetic Procedures and Dr. Hubbell uses it extensively in his practice to give his patients the quality of restorations that they desire and deserve.
While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. In other words restorative, general and/or family dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment, whereas cosmetic dentistry provides elective — or desired — treatments or services.
Cosmetic Dentistry is general dentistry and more. It also has the added dimension of art. While there are functional requirements to be considered, Dr. Hubbell must pay close attention to the appearance of the final dental work. Doing this requires special materials. Ceramic and composite technology has advanced to the point where beautiful AND durable dental work can be provided to each patient by using the CEREC 3 technology. Since so much extra training is involved in learning how to use CEREC and these highly advanced materials properly, only dentists like Dr. Hubbell who are truly passionate about the appearance of their work take the time away from the office and spend the money required to learn and practice these techniques.
Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as "caps" which are coverings that fit over teeth. Crowns may be necessary because of broken down old fillings, fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
Crowns are made of natural looking porcelain and are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth. Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
There are different types of bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration however, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin or now can be fabricated with the CEREC 3.
A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth through injury or illness. There are many different types of dentures designed to address a variety of dental situations. Dentures may be removable or implant-supported, and they may replace teeth on the lower mandibular arch or the upper maxillary arch.
Those who have lost their teeth find both functional and esthetic benefits from dentures. Well-made dentures allow the wearer to enjoy all kinds of food, whereas missing teeth or poor dentures significantly restrict chewing ability. Dentures also support the lips and cheeks, improving the appearance of a patient who has lost his or her own natural teeth.
Many of us have been to the dentist recently enough to remember how uncomfortable it is to get dental x-rays taken. Biting down on a sharp piece of x-ray film, while the dentist triggered the machine from behind a lead shield, used to be an unavoidable part of dental care.
However, new technologies have developed which can eliminate this type of discomfort, as well as providing better-quality images. Dental digital x-rays are a product of these technological advances.
With these, the x-ray film is replaced with an electronic sensor which emits a small amount of x-rays into the part of the mouth it is pointed at, and relays information back to a computer screen, where both dentist and patient can clearly see how the patient's teeth are doing.
Are you having a Dental Emergency?
First do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Have a toothache that won't go away?
- Experiencing facial swelling?
- Think you have a gum infection?
- Sensitivity to cold or hot liquids or sweets?
- Pain to biting pressure ?
- Constant or intermittent tooth pain?
- Severe throbbing tooth pain?
- Tissue swelling of the face ?
These are good indications that you are having some kind of issue that needs to be dealt with in a timely fashion. So please consider that The Colony Dentist welcomes Walk-ins as well as after hours calls.
In fact we specialize in treating almost all dental emergencies ranging from broken teeth to oral injuries!
If cost is a concern and is preventing you from dealing with your dental health, we also provide you with flexible dental care options as well as flexible financing and payment options..
You are probably visiting this page because you feel you may need an endodontic treatment, or a "root canal".
By choosing endodontic treatment, you are choosing to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for chewing and biting for years to come.
What is endodontic treatment?
"Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth." Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.
To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth's growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Why Choose "The Colony Dentist" dental practice - because will provide your family with the best dental care and attention that you expect from a professional medical staff and a well-established dentist. Located in the The Colony Texas only a short drive from Dallas, our dentist offers both cosmetic and general restorative dentistry. We help our patients achieve an attractive smile with a natural appearance.
From your first dental appointment you'll notice how we take a special interest in the health of your teeth. Dr. Hubbell and his team encourage our patients to develop good oral health habits and prevent cavities and tooth loss. Proper diet, flossing after meals and regular visits to the dentist are all necessary parts of preventive dental care.
Experience the extra attention and personal care we extend to all our dental patients. Our dentist will provide you with a gorgeous, healthy smile that will last you a lifetime.
Call us today at (972) 624-0068 to book your appointment
What you will experience when you visit us
- A gentle touch, absence of discomfort, painless injections
- Fees within your budget - no surprises!
- Appointments that fit into your schedule & lifestyle
- Dentistry that looks and feels good; quick and lasting results
- Being seen on time by a friendly and caring dentist and staff
- Respect. Ethical behaviour. Sense of humour. No pressure
- Modern, state of the art facility and treatment
Dental Implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the bone in the upper (Maxillary) and/or lower (Mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with bone. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements -- so it is a proven surgical component.
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown, with the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth is then affixed to an abutment which is connected to the implant. The 'abutment' is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.
In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where the patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported crowns or bridges, ball abutment retained overdentures, and/or bar-supported overdentures.
The success rate for dental implants is very high; and, with proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy life style, it is rare that implants will fail. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of implants have been placed. Many of the 'original' implants are still functioning without problems. Technology and procedures have advanced significantly since the first implants were placed. The success rate is now in the 95%+ range. Some failed implants can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking), or to poor dental hygiene.
It's the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
The Invisalign systems uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time to give you the smile you deserve!
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.
If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.
Taking your smile from good to great
A "gummy" or uneven smile is a common problem that can make your teeth seem almost secondary in appearance to your gums. Sometimes, too, an uneven gum line can make your teeth seem slanted or unusually sized or shaped.
The "Long in the Tooth" Smile - Cosmetic gum surgery, or periodontal plastic surgery, can correct almost any deformity or gingival problems preventing you from a beautiful smile. As we age, our gums may shrink and recede which makes our teeth look longer. While this is often age-related, it can also occur due to a bad bite. A cosmetic dentist or a periodontist can correct this to such an extent, that you'll have a very youthful appearing smile.
If you have a gummy or uneven smile, a great option to enhance your smile may be laser gum recontouring. It's a quick, easy, and painless way to recontour the shape of your gum line to enhance your smile.
High tech at work for you
We use a soft-tissue laser to gently sculpt and shape your gum line in order to adjust for the ideal smile line, which instantly creates a more visually appealing smile. In most cases, you can take your smile from good to great in just one visit.
We offer a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure
eriodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque (bacteria and their byproducts/toxins) is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults past the age of 35 lose more teeth due to gum diseases, (Periodontal Disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and Periodontal Diseases is when good tooth brushing and flossing techniques are performed daily.
Periodontal Disease and Decay are both caused by Bacterial Plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque consists of germs on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent Periodontal Disease. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). Tartar can only be removed with special instruments by the dentist or hygienist. Whereas plaque can be removed by you (as long as you can get to it). The limitation of personal home care is about 3.5 mm (or about 1/16th of an inch) under the gumline.
Dr. David Hubbell believes your smile can say a lot about you.
If your teeth are broken, worn down, cracked or otherwise badly damaged, restorative dentistry can help you attain the beautiful, healthy smile you always wanted. Unlike teeth whitening, restorative dentistry is not limited to cosmetic ends. Rather, restorative dentistry encompasses a wide variety of clinical treatments to restore broken down diseased teeth back to their proper form, function and esthetic qualities, replace missing teeth and restore proper occlusion (bite).
Restorative dentistry can range from restoring a single tooth to full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation involving most or all of the patient's teeth, opening the patient's bite and reestablishing the patient's entire chewing motion to proper function. Restorative dentistry can achieve this through simple tooth recontouring or small direct restorations (fillings) to using a variety of indirect restorations such as inlays, onlays, crowns, fixed bridges, implant crowns, implant bridges and porcelain laminate veneers. Restorative dentistry can also utilize full dentures and removable partial dentures to replace missing teeth and restore proper form, function, esthetics and bite for patients.
Sleep through your next dental appointment!
The calming environment and friendly team at The Colony Dentist help put our patients immediately at ease. In fact, Dr. David Hubbell is especially well-known for his easygoing demeanor and calming chairside manner, which helps even the most anxious patients feel comfortable and confident in the care they will receive.
However, we understand that many people suffer from dental anxiety, which can make any visit to the dentist’s office nerve-wracking. For our patients who feel nervous or uneasy, we have a number of safe and effective sedation dentistry options available at The Colony Dentist to help them relax.
With a number of anesthesia and sedation dentistry options available at The Colony Dentist, dental anxiety is no longer a worry for our patients. If you have been postponing necessary dental treatment or putting off the cosmetic dentistry you have always wanted as a result of dental phobia or anxiety, there is hope.
While this is just a general summary of some of our specific services.
If you require a service that is not listed, then please do not hesitate to contact us!
If you desire to improve your smile and potentially your quality of life then contact us today at 972.624.0068!