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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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Can You Print a Dental Implant?

We’ve all heard of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. It seems mind-boggling in some ways, as the process takes a digital file and then “prints” the data layer by layer until the object is now a three-dimensional item. The process is called “additive” because the printer lays down successive layers of material until the object is created. You could think of it, in a way,… Read More »


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Five Ways a New Smile Can Improve Your Love Life

Sometimes people can discount the value in having certain dental procedures performed. Their thinking can be twofold. First, they’re my teeth and tooth enamel is as hard as a rock, so what’s going to happen? Second, who’s looking at my smile anyway? What’s a gap for a missing tooth or a snaggle tooth going to matter? At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry we beg to differ…seriously. Since… Read More »


New Smile for a New Year with Porcelain Veneers

After the year we just had, we all deserve to treat ourselves to a little something, you know, for the effort! Dr. Velasco thinks you deserve a new smile for the New Year, and we can give you just that with the application of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth. You can use a… Read More »


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Wow Your Family and Friends with a Perfect Smile this Holiday Season

We’d all like to have a perfect smile, but no one does. A couple teeth could be a bit crooked; there could be a slight gap; maybe some permanent stains from tetracycline; possibly a chipped corner or two. During this oddest of years, this stubborn virus has allowed you to conveniently hide any flaws with your smile behind an omnipresent mask. But what if you could show… Read More »


Getting Ready for All-on-4 Dental Implants

If you’ve been missing most or all of your teeth, All-on-4 Dental Implants with Dr. Velasco and our team at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry will be nothing short of life changing. The initial step of removing any remaining damaged teeth, placing the four implants on the top arch and bottom arch, and attaching your temporary full arch prostheses is all done in a single day, amazing… Read More »


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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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