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Uptown Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

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.


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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Crowns Beyond Queen Elizabeth

Crowns are kind of a big thing these days. Take that show on Netflix about the life of Queen Elizabeth. Boatloads of Americans love watching the travails of England’s royal family and life of the queen. Dr. Velasco prefers a crown of a different sort, dental crowns. At Uptown Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston TX, we use dental crowns to strengthen and/or rebuild damaged teeth and to anchor… Read More »


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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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Veneers, but not from Ikea

Everyone loves to traipse around the Houston Ikea store, heading from fully laid out room to fully laid out room and ending with a plate of Swedish meatballs in the restaurant. Ikea is known for its affordable furniture and much of it relies on veneers. A dresser will have a thin veneer of a fine wood masking a lesser-looking wood that is making up the structure of… Read More »


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