Our Services

At University Periodontal Associates, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, your Houston dentist Dr. Dennison can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Whether you need to get a tooth filled, have crooked teeth or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Click the links below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.

Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post designed to replace missing teeth. The post is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, and provides a more permanent solution.

Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Implants are surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, and fuse to the jawbone. Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.

Periodontics
Being a Houston, TX periodontist, Dr. David K. Dennison has completed a university post-graduate specialty program in periodontics. Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the maintenance of health as well as the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, like gingivitis. Part of this training requires Dr. Dennison to also specialize in implant dentistry, such as the placement of dental implants. Periodontal specialty programs are an additional two to three years in duration following graduation from the four year dental school program.

Cosmetic Gum Contouring
Cosmetic gum contouring, or crown-lengthening (AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown).

When a tooth has a deep cavity, a crown and buildup are usually needed to restore the tooth. If the cavity extends too far below the gums, it becomes impossible to predictably make a crown that will last for any length of time. Performing crown-lengthening where indicated improves the prognosis for the tooth.

Crown-lengthening nearly always involves removing and re-contouring some of the bone around the tooth. This results in more tooth structure above the gums and smooth flowing gum contours. Not every tooth that needs a crown also needs crown-lengthening surgery, it is only necessary when a deep cavity or crack is present.

Preventive Dentistry
Professional cleanings performed by a certified dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:
•  Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.)
•  Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indicator of gum disease.)
•  Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.

All-On-4® Treatment Concept
If dental implants have been recommended for you, but you would rather avoid an extended treatment time, Teeth In A Day are possible with All-On® Treatment Concept technology.

The unique All-On-4® system provides structure and stabilization with the placement of the dental implants, making it possible for you to go home that same day with a new set of teeth. The entire process, including any extractions that may be needed, can be completed in a single day. You'll go home with a fully functional set of teeth that look and feel natural, with minimal recovery time.









David K. Dennison, DDS, MS, PhD
3100 Richmond Ave Suite 509
Houston, TX 77098


Phone: (832) 975-0990











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