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We Create Instant Smiles with All-on-4 Dental Implants

In Houston, we may not see it as much as some areas of the country, but check out this fact of our national oral health — over one tenth of Americans have lost all of their teeth. Wrap your gums around that one for a minute. Many have tried dentures but have found the experience not to their liking. So, they just opt for toothlessness. Here, that… Read More »


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What Do I Need to Do Before My Implant Procedure?

Over the past 25 years or so, dental implants have revolutionized dental care. Whereas a fixed bridge or removable partial denture were the options for replacing a seriously damaged tooth (that needed extraction) or a missing tooth, today we use dental implants if possible. While dental implants may not be practical for replacing a number of missing teeth, they are also great for anchoring partial or full… Read More »


What to Expect at Your Dental Implant Consultation

No one wants to have a missing tooth or two in their smile. But the fact is, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. The best replacement option without a doubt is a dental implant. At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Dr. Velasco enjoys placing implants because they look and function just like a natural tooth. But sometimes patients don’t fully understand what a dental… Read More »


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Dr. Velasco Highlighted on BestCompany

Dr. Velasco was recently quoted in an article on BestCompany discussing Dental Implants and Dental Insurance. Click the link below to read the article, and contact us to day to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Read Article


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At Uptown, We’re All on Board with All-On-Four

The American Dental Association estimates that over 35 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. Many of these people have struggled with dentures, dealing with slipping, the inability to eat sticky or overly hard foods, the decreasing ability to sense hot and cold in the foods they eat, and other problems. Plus, dentures don’t stop the process of the person’s jawbone deteriorating since the jawbone no… Read More »


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Are Dentures A Better Value Than Implants?

One of the most visible and expressive features of a person is their smile. When you have a great looking, healthy smile it boosts your self image and gives you a more confident disposition. However, when you lose a tooth either to oral trauma, tooth decay or other disease—it can have a very damaging effect on how you see yourself. What Happens If I Lose A Tooth?… Read More »


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Things You Should Know About Dental Implants—But Probably Don’t

Whenever you’ve been to the dentist, you’ve likely seen models or literature regarding braces, crowns or dentures—but what about dental implants? Many people aren’t all that familiar with dental implants ironically; even though they are a much better solution than bridges and crowns. What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a dental prosthetic that actually replaces the root of a failed tooth. Just like a tooth… Read More »


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Patient’s Guide to Choosing the Right Cosmetic & Dental Implant Specialist

Now that the majority of people have received their W-2’s, those that are fortunate enough to expect a refund are planning on putting that money to good use. Some might be taking that much needed vacation, remodeling a room in their house or treating themselves to the big screen TV they’ve always wanted. Some people however, are considering using their refund in a manner that can impact… Read More »


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New Year, New You, The Benefits Of A Great Smile

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? We sure did and like most people our resolutions tend to center around improving health, improving good habits, ceasing bad ones and basically anything we can do to improve ourselves. The reality of most resolutions though is that by February we usually start losing that momentum and forget what we resolved to do. What if we had reminders… Read More »


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4 Warning Signs of Dental Implant Failure

Getting a tooth implant procedure is not something anyone takes lightly. It is a very serious procedure that involves a very delicate part of the body that is essential to daily living. In all honesty so many things can go wrong with this type of procedure if it is not handled by an experienced professional; so it is easy to see why someone would be so anxious… Read More »


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