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"We Go the Extra Mile For Your Smile!"

Our mission is to provide high quality dental services at an affordable price and in a caring friendly manner in a technologically advanced office. We are concerned for the patients' overall well being and this practice is built upon professional courtesy and honesty.

Our team is committed to working together for the sole purpose of providing excellent care in a relaxed and friendly environment. We participate regularly in continuing education courses in order to provide the most up-to-date treatment available.

In addition, the most current sterilization techniques are utilized, thereby insuring the confidence of our patients in our commitment to quality dental care.

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Dr. Kevin Kaviani Dr. Kevin ("Dr. K") Kaviani grew up in Alvin, Texas. Attended University of Houston for undergraduate studies where he majored in engineering and computer science. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Texas Dental Branch, Health Science Center, Houston Texas in 1994. He is married and has three children.

He worked in a couple of group dental practices prior to 1996 when he went into private practice for himself. Dr. Kevin took over an established and respected practice that had been in business since 1970.
His practice has been serving Houston and the West Chase District for over 46 years and he has been a the helm since 1996! More

Dr. Kevin's hobbies include spending time with his family, digital photography, classic cars, hunting, fishing, boating and playing sports with his three children. Dr. Kevin is an active member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association. In addition, The Houston Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of numerous study clubs. He is also a Lumineers Certified Provider as well as an Invisalign Certified Provider. He is also an active faculty member of University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. HOOK 'EM HORNS!

Dr. Afshan Kaviani Dr. Afshan ("Dr. A") Kaviani attended University of Texas dental Branch, Houston Health Science Center and graduated in 1993. Dr. A has distinguished herself as a rising star for family and cosmetic dentistry. Extensive knowledge of today's most advanced techniques, coupled with her gentle and pleasant approach to patient care, makes her a favorite of adults and children.

Whether you are looking for the most up-to-date cosmetic treatments for that fantastic smile, or the trust to provide the best care for you and your family, Dr. A fills the need. She had worked in a large group practice for several years prior to joining her brother in practice in 2000. She is married and has three children. Her hobbies include raising her three children, twin boys and a daughter. She enjoys reading, working out, playing tennis and martial arts. More

She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association. In addition, she is a member of numerous study clubs. She is also a Lumineers provider. She is also an active faculty member of University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.

Both Dr's. Kevin and Afshan Kaviani enjoy furthering their education as well as being educators.


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What makes LUMINEERS® Porcelain Veneers different from other veneers?

Lumineers LUMINEERS ® BY CERINATE ® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Your LUMINEERS dentist can apply these contact lens-thin "smile shapers" to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.

LUMINEERS are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.) LUMINEERS is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.

LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio. In just 2-3 visits to your LUMINEERS dentist, you can have a custom-made smile that is clinically proven to last over 20 years - and it is completely reversible since your natural tooth structure is still intact!

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Get your perfect smile today!

· No reduction of sensitive tooth structure
· No shots
· Two easy dental visits
· Permanently whitens

Invisalign Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the "metal mouth" look of traditional braces. That's because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. And it's easy to get started.

First, your doctor talks to you about your goals and examines your teeth to ensure they will benefit from the Invisalign system. He then writes a detailed treatment plan and orders a full set of customized aligners. You wear each pair of aligners for a two-week period, allowing your teeth to gradually evolve into a smile that shows off the real you.

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Invisalign is also more convenient than traditional braces. Much more. (Compare them here.) The aligners are easily removable, so you choose when you wear them.

Zoom Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.

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Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is:

· Fast and convenient
· Long lasting
· Low sensitivity
· Proven to be safe and effective
· Performed by a Dental Professional

Bonding Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered to:
Bonding · Repair chipped or cracked teeth
· Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
· Make teeth look longer
· Change the shape of teeth
· Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
· Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)

Bonding is considered as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings

Tooth-colored Filling Tooth-colored fillings are ideal for patients who have a metal sensitivity, are concerned about the mercury content of amalgam fillings, or who simply want to preserve their beautiful smile. Today’s technology allows for a tenacious, long-lasting bond between the restoration and the tooth.

We can even replace old metal fillings — which are always at risk for cracking and discoloring — with tooth-colored restorations. You’ll love your new smile and wonder how you ever put up with unsightly metal fillings!

Tooth-colored Filling An increasingly common general dentistry solution, tooth-colored fillings are a great way for Houston area residents to preserve the beauty of their smile while boosting the health and strength of their teeth.

Implant New technological advances and techniques now make it possible, in many cases, to place an implant and temporary crown immediately both on the same day a tooth is removed.

The first phase of the procedure

During the first appointment,we make sure your mouth is thoroughly numb, and then we remove the tooth. We then make a channel in the base of the extraction site or reshape the extraction site to receive the implant. An extension is attached to the implant, and we then fabricate a temporary crown, which is cemented in place over the implant.
Finally,we carefully adjust the temporary crown to make sure your bite is comfortable. You should maintain a soft diet and avoid chewing on the temporary crown during the next several months, while the implant becomes securely attached to the bone.

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The second phase of the procedure

The next phase begins with the removal of the temporary crown, followed by a series of appointments to make your new, permanent crown. Though the process varies from patient to patient, in most cases we will make an impression of your mouth. From these impressions,we make precise working models of your mouth, which are carefully mounted for proper alignment. It’s on these models that your permanent crown is fabricated.
The last step is the placement of your new crown. The success of your implant then depends on your care of the implant at home, and our support through regular checkups and cleanings here in our office.

Veneers A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that isbonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. Aveneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth.

Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark teeth.
When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.

How do we restore teeth with veneers?

It takes two or more appointments to restore teeth with veneers. During the fi rst appointment, we shape and roughen the teeth.
We then take impressions of your teeth, which we use to make precise working models of your mouth. It’s on these models that we artistically craft veneers to fi t the prepared teeth. During the second appointment we clean and polish the prepared teeth. Then we use an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth. A harmless, high-intensity light hardens the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth because the bond is extremely strong. The fi nal result is beautiful and natural-looking teeth.

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TMJ Temporomandibular disorder, known as TMD, is a cycle of pain, muscle spasms, and joint imbalance where the jaw meets the skull. The lower jaw meets the skull at the temporomandibular joint, known as the TMJ. This joint connects the temporal bone of the skull with the mandible bone of the jaw. Cushioning these two bones is a thin disc of cartilage. Five muscles support the joint.

Symptoms of TMD

When the balance of these bones, cartilage, and muscles is lost, it can cause:
TMJ · Headaches
· Earaches
· Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
· A clicking or popping in the joint
· A dull aching pain around the ear that spreads
· into the face
· Sore or painful jaw muscles

We do this by exposing a small sensor or plate that feeds the image into a computer.
Digital X-Rays

The advantages of digital radiography over traditional dental x-rays

· It’s faster.
· It’s safer, with no chemical development and less radiation.
· We can view images instantly.
· We can enhance images to improve viewing.
· Images can be stored electronically and emailed to specialists and insurance companies.

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Sometimes, it's difficult for us to diagnose cavities, especially in the pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. The traditional way to check for cavities was by looking for visual signs of decay on the tooth, checking X-rays, or feeling for a soft area with a dental explorer. However, we now have a diagnostic tool called the Diagnodent that helps us locate even the smallest amount of decay.

Cavity Detection Laser Diadnodent is a laser technology that scans your teeth with harmless pulses of light. When a cavity is present, flourescent light of a different wavelength bounces back to the sensor, which is translated to a digital read-out. In general, the higher the number, the greater the amount of decay in the tooth. When a cavity is present, the Diagnodent also produces an audible sound.

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The American Cancer Society estimates that oral cancer strikes tens of thousands of Americans each year. Only about 56 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive more than five years. The reason these statistics are so grim is that oral cancer is often detected in its later stages. But when it’s detected early, before the disease spreads to destroy healthy tissue, the chances of survival are greatly improved.

How do we detect oral cancer?

Oral Cancer Because early detection is vital to surviving oral cancer, we will perform a thorough oral cancer screening each time we see you in our office for an exam.
We’ll feel for lumps or abnormal tissue changes on your neck and inside your mouth. We’ll also thoroughly examine the soft tissues in your mouth, especially the most frequent oral cancer sites: your tongue, the floor of your mouth, your soft palate, your lips, and your gums.

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Our infection control procedures

Strillization We control infection in a number of ways. We scrub our hands before and after each appointment, and always put on a new pair of disposable gloves. We also wear masks and protective eyewear. All instruments are sterilized with an autoclave, and our handpieces are always heat sterilized between patients.
In many cases, we use disposable supplies, such as paper bibs, paper cups, cotton rolls, and gauze pads to avoid potential infection. We use protective barriers on exposed surfaces, like the handles on light fixtures and other equipment. All other surfaces are disinfected according to government standards.

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What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the teeth, gums, and the bone that surrounds the teeth, and it’s the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Stopping this condition begins with a thorough diagnosis.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal Disease The main cause of periodontal disease is the accumulation of plaque, the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth.


The warning signs

If you have periodontal disease, you may be experiencing persistent bad breath, bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing, soft, swollen, or tender gums, gums pulling away from the teeth, or loose teeth. You may also notice inflammation of the gums between the teeth. This is where periodontal disease usually starts. It is also possible to have no noticeable symptoms. In fact, most people who have periodontal disease aren’t even aware of it.

Periodontal Disease

Diagnosis and treatment

To find periodontal disease,we perform a thorough examination with a periodontal probe and x-rays. Periodontal probing measures the depth of the space between your teeth and gums. When you have periodontal disease, these spaces are called pockets. We measure the pocket from the bottom of the pocket, where it’s attached to the tooth, to the top of the gums. A probe reading of more than three millimeters is a sign of periodontal disease. In general, the deeper the pockets, the greater the spread of periodontal disease. Gums sometimes bleed during probing. This is also a sign of infection. X-rays tell us a lot about periodontal disease. As periodontal disease progresses, x-rays will show that jawbone levels have become uneven, and that bone has receded away from the necks of the teeth. Once we’ve found periodontal disease,we’ll talk with you about treatment options and proper homecare to minimize bone loss and restore the health of your gums.

Crowns When a tooth needs a restoration, sometimes the best choice is a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown. A PFM crown consists of a tooth-colored porcelain layer baked onto a metal core. We might choose a PFM crown to restore a tooth when a large filling has failed, or when the tooth is cracked, broken, or subject to grinding and clenching. A PFM crown is precision-crafted in a dental laboratory, so it may take two or more appointments to restore your tooth with a PFM crown.

The benefits of PFM crowns

A PFM crown has several benefits. Like all crowns, it covers and protects your tooth. But in addition, a PFM crown has:

· Long-lasting durability
· An inner metal core that helps the crown withstand heavy biting forces
· An outer porcelain layer that can be made to closely match or improve your natural tooth color

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Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Address:
10001 Westheimer Rd Suite 2920, Houston, TX 77042

Phone: Fax:
(713) 781-9444 (713) 977-9257

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