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Uptown News & Tips

Our goal at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is not to only be the leading source for Houston cosmetic dentistry, but to also serve as a resource to people with helpful knowledge, tips, and facts as you are doing your research on selecting a cosmetic dentist. We strive to be as transparent as possible and try to answer as many questions in our bi-weekly blogs.


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Use It or Lose It? Dental Insurance and the End of the Year.

At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, our goal is to give our patients from Houston and the surrounding areas healthy teeth and gums that they can smile about. But there’s one thing that would make anyone frown, no matter how great his or her smile. That’s leaving dental insurance dollars unused. That’s why we encourage you to schedule an appointment soon to get the most out of… Read More »


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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 »


What’s the Difference Between a Prosthodontist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

These days it seems every dentist calls him or herself a “cosmetic dentist.” It can be confusing. What training is involved? How is a general dentist different from a cosmetic dentist? What about prosthodontic procedures such as dental implants? Dr. Velasco would like you, our patients, to know what makes a practitioner a cosmetic dentist or a prosthodontist. To become a cosmetic dentist… Just about any dentist… Read More »


Midsummer Night’s White Teeth

At Uptown, you may know us for our All-on-4 Dental Implants or our various cosmetic procedures such as placing porcelain veneers. But we also have many fans of our Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System. And why wouldn’t they be fans? Opalescence can whiten your teeth up to eight shades, and it does so in just an hour. What is Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening? Opalescence has a variety… Read More »


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Teeth

For some reason, people take their teeth for granted. They open bottles with them. They chew ice and hard candy. They only give them cursory attention when brushing. And flossing…you would think it was as painful as being put on the rack! Plus, when it comes to regular twice-yearly professional cleanings and checkups, many people are more likely to take their car in for its oil changes… Read More »


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Uptown Adds 3D Printing Capability to our Office

You’ve heard of 3D printing for everything from tools to prosthetic limbs. By instantly being able to print products from a computer design, 3D printing is revolutionizing all sorts of industries. The dental world is one of them. That’s why Dr. Velasco recently added 3D printing capability to Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. What is 3D printing? Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is the opposite… 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 »


Keeping Your Smile Looking Great

If you’re diligent with your home oral hygiene and come see Dr. Velasco and our team at Uptown twice every year, it can seem pretty easy to keep your smile looking great. But that’s not how all people take care of their teeth. The American Dental Association says that just over half (52%) of U.S. adults visit their dentist in the recommended six-month timeframe. The rest of… 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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