Treatments

Proven Dental Treatments in Lubbock, TX

The experts at Appletree Dentistry are focused on helping you reach the oral health you’ve always wanted. Our services and treatments also help you maintain your dental health for years and years! Talk to one of our specialists today to find out how easy and affordable it can be.

Dentures

One of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth is quality Dentures. The dentures themselves are made of acrylic, but the teeth can either be made of plastic or porcelain. At Appletree we only use the best materials to create customized, full or partial dentures to guarantee comfort at affordable price.

Amalgam Fillings

Tooth decay is unfortunate and no matter how hard we try to avoid them, life happens and we can end up with a cavity.  Luckily with modern dentistry, it’s a simple and easy fix using a composite material like amalgam. Used for over 150 years by millions of patients, the process of applying amalgam filling involves mixing the powdered alloy with the liquid mercury to form a putty. Quickly hardening into a solid filling, it’s one of the best and proven methods to dental fillings.

Composite Fillings

Hopefully you don’t have any cavities and never develop them, but if you do, composite fillings are such an easy and simple solution. Composite fillings are tooth-colored so they blend in exceptionally well with your smile. This material is a mixture of plastic and glass and additionally can be applied as cosmetic improvements by changing the color or reshaping teeth. These fillings are incredibly durable and by far our most popular cavity filling solution. 

LockJaw/TJM

Lockjaw or “TMJ Syndrome” may bring stiffness, dizziness, headaches, limited opening of the mouth and at the worst, a locked jaw. We like to take an extensive look at each patient’s situation and then use customized mouth guards to help alleviate the pressure to the temporomandibular joint (situated near the ear where the lower and upper jaw meets) to provide comfort from the symptoms. Call our office as soon as you can if you’re experiencing something similar to TMJ!

Bridges

Removable or fixed bridges are substitutes for missing teeth. These artificial teeth attach to neighboring natural teeth either through crowns or metal clasps. Our dentists at Appletree will work with you to find the best solution for your lifestyle to make sure you maintain the smile you’ve always wanted for years to come. 

Dental Implants

Sometimes we have to work beneath the surface to repair tooth roots. Dental implants work as a replacement for the root and bond directly with the bone to form a foundation for the permanent replacement tooth above. These implants look, feel, and perform like your existing teeth. 

Dental Check-up

Regular dental checkups in this day and age are the best thing you can do for your oral health. Our diets have changed over the years to foods with sugar and processed ingredients that are not ideal for our teeth. Having regular dental check-ups help with prevention as well as early detection of potential teeth and gum problems. Appletree Dentistry wants to ensure that your teeth and gums are in the best condition!

Dental Extractions

Dental extractions most commonly involve an impacted wisdom tooth. This is a tooth that isn’t able to surface normally due to insufficient room. This causes pain, swelling and can even change jaw mobility.  Appletree stresses the importance of not ignoring impacted wisdom teeth since they can lead to other problems such as cysts, tumors, tooth decay and various gum diseases. Contact us today if you suspect a problem!

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal procedure is where the pulp and nerve of an infected tooth is removed and cleaned. It sounds intrusive, but surprisingly not painful. We then disinfect and seal the tooth to preserve your natural teeth and avoid the need of bridges or implants.  The pain associated with a root canal is experienced by the patient prior seeking dental care, not on the procedure itself.

Cosmetic Treatment

Dr. Williams at Appletree Dentistry takes exceptional pride in providing his patients with the best smiles. From concealing gaps, fixing discoloration and misalignment to the best teeth whitening, you can count on Appletree to get the work done gently and efficiently! Can't find the time to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening? Choose Zoom, an at-home teeth whitening kit. You can also get custom whitening trays for your teeth. Contact us today for access to the best teeth whitening options!

Quality cosmetic dental procedures

  • Porcelain veneers

  • Orthodontic treatment

  • Zoom teeth whitening

  • Dental implants

  • Full mouth reconstruction

  • Dental Bonding

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Dental Care

When was the last time you had a dental checkup? Rely on the team at Appletree Dentistry for your dental checkups and teeth cleaning services. With 30+ years of experience, Appletree is the best way to ensure you maintain optimal oral health. We offer sealants to prevent cavities which apply fast and easy. You will never have to worry about cavities again!

Good practices to maintain dental health

  • Brush after meals with a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles

  • Use toothpaste with fluoride

  • Use dental floss every day

  • Eat fewer sweets, especially between meals

  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco products

  • Get regular dental checkups done

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Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. William's and his team at Appletree Dentistry are Lubbock’s leading orthodontic treatment. Again, with over 30 years of experience, we have all the tools to get the job done right. Since there are various types of braces, Dr. Williams will examine your smile and suggest the best and easiest method for you. We take pride in our experience and knowledge to provide you with the best care. After treatment, you’re definitely going to love your new smile!

Foods to avoid if you have braces

  • Chewy food – bagels, licorice

  • Crunchy food – popcorn, chips, ice

  • Sticky food – caramel candies, chewing gum

  • Hard food – nuts, hard candies

  • Food that require biting into – corn on the cob, apples, carrots

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Oral Sedation

Depending on the treatment, different forms of oral sedation will be provided. It’s all about being pain-free! We understand that you may be coming to us with pain, and we want the second you sit down in one of our chairs to be a relaxing and soothing environment. Comprehensive oral sedation is how we take extra care of every patient.Wondering what oral sedation is? You'll be given few pills that should be taken an hour before the procedure begins. The dental treatment will be done only when you fall asleep.

Reasons for oral sedation

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Complex dental problems

  • Fear of needles and shots

  • Fear of dental work

  • Overwhelming anxiety

  • Gag reflex

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Months?

Has it been longer than 6 months since you had a dental checkup? Appletree's dental checkups and teeth cleanings are pain-free. With our 30+ years of experience, you can fully trust us to help you maintain your oral health!

Smile Brighter With Appletree!