McKinney
Manor
The Grove
The Domain
Saltillo
South Lamar
Parmer Park
Lantana Place

Choose Your Studio

Locations
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Austin
Manor
14008 Shadow Glen Blvd STE 203
(512) 982-1272
manor@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78653
The Grove
4301 Bull Creek Suite 190
(512) 884-5658
grove@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78731
The Domain
11005 Burnet Road #100
(512) 646-0815
domain@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78758
Saltillo
901 E 5th St Suite 170
(512) 649-7510
saltillo@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78702
South Lamar
2717 South Lamar Blvd #1086
(512) 717-5315
southlamar@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78704
Parmer Park
1606 E Parmer Ln. Suite #125
(512) 572-0215
parmerpark@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78753
Lantana Place
7415 SW Pkwy. Bldg 6 #200
(512) 648-6115
lantana@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
78735
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
Book Appointment
Dallas
McKinney
6700 Alma Rd STE 400
(469) 663-0515
mckinney@enameldentistry.com
Book Appointment
75070
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
Book Appointment
Enter Your Information
Affordable Dentist in Austin: Quality Care That Fits Your Budgeta dental room with a large flat screen tv
Back to Resources

Discovering Value with an Affordable Dentist in Austin: Why Budget Doesn't Mean Compromise

If Austin were a song, it’d be a harmonious blend of eclectic vibes, from soulful blues to indie rock. Just as the city surprises with unexpected melodies, there’s another lesser-known tune playing in the background: the symphony of affordable dental care. 

Sure, we’re renowned for our lively music scenes and mouthwatering BBQ joints. But nestled between these iconic spots are dental clinics offering top-notch services without the extravagant price tag. 

So, if you've ever thought high-quality dental care in Austin is out of reach, it's time for a delightful reality check. Let’s hit play and discover the perks that go beyond just savings. 

High-Quality Care Without the High Cost

Let's shatter a myth right off the bat. Some think "affordable" means "low quality." But that’s like saying all the best music gigs in Austin are overpriced: simply not true. The reality is that many dental clinics strike a balance between cost and quality.

Have you ever stumbled upon an incredible food truck that’s both delicious and wallet-friendly? Think of affordable dentistry in that light. These clinics often operate with efficiency, pass down savings from bulk purchases, and genuinely wish to serve the community. 

So, instead of associating affordability with compromise, start viewing it as smart, efficient, and community-focused care. And let's face it, who doesn't love a good deal, especially when quality isn’t sacrificed?

Modern Technology and Treatments

"Budget-friendly" doesn't mean "back in time." Quite the opposite. Many affordable dental clinics are like Austin’s trendy coffee shops: modern, chic, and equipped with the latest gadgets. These clinics often reinvest their earnings into the latest dental technologies, ensuring their patients get a taste of the future of dentistry.

Imagine walking into a clinic with sleek, cutting-edge equipment, advanced diagnostic tools, and comfy chairs that almost make you forget you're at the dentist! Not only does this tech ensure a precise diagnosis, but treatments become quicker, more efficient, and oftentimes, pain-free. In a nutshell, affordable can indeed be futuristic.

A Friendly and Welcoming Environment

Let’s paint a picture. You walk into a dental office. Instead of the typical clinical white walls and that all-too-familiar dental office smell, you're greeted with vibrant colors, friendly faces, and maybe even some soft music in the background. This isn’t a dream; it’s a reality in many affordable dental clinics in Austin.

Like a cozy local cafe where the barista knows your order by heart, many budget-friendly dental clinics go the extra mile to ensure you feel at home. Their philosophy? Dental care shouldn't be a chore or a fear-inducing experience. Instead, it should be like catching up with an old friend (who just so happens to check your teeth). 

Remember, a warm environment often leads to relaxed, stress-free appointments. And who wouldn’t want that?

Convenient and Flexible Scheduling

Picture this: You’ve had a hectic day, juggling work calls, and battling traffic jams, and now, you've realized that amidst all the chaos, you have a dental appointment. Just thinking about it feels like another item on an already overloaded to-do list. But what if I told you, it doesn’t have to be this way?

Austin’s affordable dental scene is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of modern life. They’re like the 24/7 diners of the dental world. Many clinics, recognizing the diverse needs of Austin’s lively populace, offer ultra-flexible scheduling. Think weekend appointments for the Monday-to-Friday warriors or evening slots for the daytime dynamos.

And the convenience doesn’t stop at varied timings. Some of these clinics might just be in your neighborhood or near your workplace, cutting down on the dreaded commute. So, in a city where every minute counts, these clinics ensure that dental health seamlessly fits into your rhythm, not disrupt it.

Comprehensive Services Under One Roof

Ever embarked on one of those Austin bar crawls, hopping from one spot to another? Fun for a night out, but definitely not what you'd want from your dental visits. The last thing anyone needs is to ping-pong between specialists scattered across town for different treatments.

Enter Austin’s budget-friendly dental clinics, the 'one-stop shops' of oral care. Whether it's your kiddo's first checkup, a root canal for Uncle Bob, or maybe even some cosmetic tweaks for yourself (we all deserve a little pampering!), these clinics have got you covered.

Think of it as a buffet: a smorgasbord of services, all in one cozy spot. Not only is this massively convenient, but it also ensures continuity of care. Having the same team oversee all your treatments ensures they understand your dental history, needs, and preferences. 

Plus, there's something incredibly comforting about a familiar face, especially when you're lying back in that dental chair.

The Enamel Dentistry Experience

Speaking of comprehensive services and a friendly environment, let's talk about Enamel Dentistry. We pride ourselves on being a friendly dental office right here in Austin, TX. Beyond the laid-back vibes and fun-loving team, we boast state-of-the-art technology that ensures each visit is something to smile about.

From general and cosmetic dentistry to more specialized services like dental implants, we aim to make every procedure easy and enjoyable. Yes, you read it right: enjoyable. We want to revolutionize how you perceive dental care. How do we do this? Choose from our comfort menu, or if you'd rather distract yourself, why not catch up on a Netflix show while we work?

We’re all about education at Enamel Dentistry. General dentistry, for us, is a golden opportunity to teach our patients about proper dental care. It's our passion to see you flaunt that healthy smile!

Whether you're dealing with an emergency or looking for cosmetic makeovers, our range of services ensures you don’t have to hop from one clinic to another. And for those who feel a tad nervous about dental appointments (you're not alone!), our sedation dentistry options, from nitrous sedation to IV sedation, ensure you're comfortable throughout your visit.

Conclusion: Affordable Doesn't Mean Compromising On Quality

There you have it. Finding an affordable dentist in Austin doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality of care, the environment, or the range of services. At Enamel Dentistry, we're evidence of that. With a mix of professionalism, cutting-edge technology, and a dash of fun, we aim to change the narrative around dental visits. 

So, why wait? Schedule an appointment with us, one of the best (and most affordable) dentists in Austin, and experience the difference for yourself.

Affordable Dentist in Austin: Quality Care That Fits Your Budget
Affordable Dentist in Austin: Quality Care That Fits Your Budget

Read More

Post - OP Instructions: Crowns & Bridgesa dental room with a large flat screen tv
Post Appt. Care
0

Post - OP Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

February 20, 2024

Post – Op Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges usually take 2-3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, scans are taken, and a temporary crown/bridge is placed on the tooth/teeth. A custom fit temporary restoration will be fabricated to protect your teeth and gum tissue while your permanent crown or bridge is being created at the dental laboratory. The temporary prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, so it is essential that it stay in place for the duration of the time in between appointments.

A temporary, however, is not as durable as a permanent restoration, nor is it sealed completely, so it is important to be very careful chewing on that side, as well as keeping the area clean. Having sensitivity on the tooth/teeth while the temporary is in place is normal and will subside when the permanent restoration is placed, however, If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks after the permanent restoration is placed, please contact our office.

Home Care

While your temporary is in place it is important to keep your gum tissue as clean and healthy as possible. You may need to alter your oral hygiene habits in the interim as temporary restorations are cemented with a special cement that is designed to come off easily. Continue to thoroughly brush and floss every day.

However, when flossing, take special care to pull the floss out from the side rather than out from the top. Pulling out from the top can cause the temporary to come loose. If your temporary does come off, call us immediately so we can arrange to cement it back into place.

Do not attempt to “glue” the temporary crown back in yourself or “go without it” as the teeth may become sensitive or shift slightly, preventing placement of the permanent crown. You can use a denture adhesive like Fixodent or toothpaste to hold the crown or bridge temporarily until you can get to our office.

Once your permanent crown or bridge is cemented, it is important to remember that these ceramic or zirconia restorations do not decay, but the teeth underneath them do. The most susceptible area for decay is at, or below, the area where the tooth and restoration meet. If this area is not routinely cleaned bacterial plaque will form around the restoration, which oftentimes lead to decay. This is the most common reason for needing to replace permanent crowns and/or bridges. Therefore, it is important that you maintain a diligent daily home care program to clean your teeth and gums.

Fixed dental bridges require additional cleaning under the pontic (missing tooth). Since this “false tooth” is connected to the adjacent teeth a bridge threader is used to thread floss under it to remove plaque. These are available at most pharmacies.

Chewing

Although your temporary restoration should be very comfortable, you will need to alter your chewing habits to ensure the temporary stays in place in the interim in between appointments. 

Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods on the temporary crown such as gum, caramels, taffy, or hard candy. Also, if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. If your bite feels uneven or your teeth do not come together as they did before, please contact us immediately.

After the permanent restoration is placed it is normal to feel slight pressure and sensitivity to hot or cold for a few days up to a few weeks. If, however, after 2-3 days your bite still feels uneven, contact our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently. If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks, please contact your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

Post - OP Instructions: Fillingsa dental room with a large flat screen tv
Post Appt. Care
0

Post - OP Instructions: Fillings

February 20, 2024

Post – Operative Instructions: Fillings

Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure following the placement of fillings. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better (not getting worse), everything is fine, and there is no need for concern. However if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to your local dentist.

Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

The gum tissue can sometimes be irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt water, dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic such as Tylenol or Advil will help to decrease discomfort.

Composite (tooth colored) fillings set up right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

Home Care

Although the treatment that was performed is quite durable, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and filling. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the longevity of your new restoration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

Post - OP Instructions: Deep Cleaninga dental room with a large flat screen tv
Post Appt. Care
0

Post - OP Instructions: Deep Cleaning

February 20, 2024

Post – Operative Instructions: Deep Cleaning

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. The purpose of the treatment is to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from around teeth and under the gum line and smooth out rough target areas thereby eliminating the inflammation and infection that is the causative factor in gum disease. The progression of gum disease can be halted by removing inflammation and disrupting bacterial bio-film development with regular maintenance visits and meticulous home care.

After treatment you can expect to notice less redness, less bleeding, and less swelling of your gum tissues. Your teeth may feel smoother, and your mouth will taste and feel better. The following tips will make you more comfortable, help to prevent any possible compilations and ensure the success of the procedure.

Discomfort

You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever for any tenderness or discomfort. Take ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) unless you have medical conditions or allergies.

It is not unusual for the teeth to be more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, and/or sweets. This is normal. This occurs as the gum tissue heals and shrinks in size and should gradually resolve in a few weeks with proper home care. Consistently brushing two to three times daily with sensitivity toothpaste or using fluoride rinses may alleviate this over time. Avoid toothpastes with “whitening” or baking soda, as this will contribute to the problem. If sensitivity continues or is severe, professional application of a desensitizing agent may be required.

Home Care

To help soothe the area, rinse your mouth 2-3 times a day with warm salt water rinses. If CloSYS is prescribed, use as directed.

Resume your home care regimen of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing immediately, but be gentle with the area recently treated. Your gum health must be maintained with proper home care, as instructed, and regular dental visits. You may use a WaterPik if recommended as well.

Refrain from smoking for 24 to 48 hours after scaling and root planing as tobacco will delay healing of the tissues. Smoking cessation is highly recommended.

Diet

After scaling and root planing, avoid chewing in the area until the anesthetic has worn off completely. It is easy to bite or burn your cheek, tongue or lip while numb.

For several days following treatment, a soft diet is recommended. Avoid any hard foods such as tortilla chips, potato chips, popcorn, or seeds.

Bleeding

Minor bleeding that results in a pinkish tinge to your saliva is normal and may occur during the first 48 hours following treatment. You may rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If excessive bleeding should occur, apply light pressure to the area with a moistened gauze or moistened tea bag and call the office immediately for more assistance.

Follow – Up Care

We ask patients to return in 3-4 months following scaling and root planing for an additional periodontal evaluation. At this appointment the healing response of your periodontal tissues will be evaluated as well as the effectiveness of your oral self-care in order to determine if further periodontal treatments are necessary as well as the frequency of your recall interval. This appointment will include re-probing the periodontal tissues as well as a maintenance cleaning.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns