Azle Dental Care staff

Magic behind your great smile

Doctor Porter and the entire team at Azle Dental Care work to make sure your visit is quick and effective. We stay up on the newest advancements in dentistry and can calm any fears you may have about your smile.

Our Services

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening
Red wine? Coffee? Tea? Smoking? Whitening is the easiest procedure you can do to get your existing smile noticed. Stained teeth can be made whiter either at home or in the comfort of our office during lunch break.

Our take-home whitening kit can take a while to truly impact your smile. The in-office treatment can have your smile brighter much quicker. 

Smile Contouring
Tooth colored bonding used to cover or fill in a small gap or a tooth chip. Our doctors are artists in the contouring of your smile.
Veneers
Porcelain laminate veneers are another tool our doctors us to correct or camouflage tooth discoloration, damage or misalignment.

Children’s Smile Care

Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. As early as age 4 months, the first primary or baby teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors, followed closely by the upper central incisors. Although all 20 primary teeth usually appear by age 3, the pace and order of eruption varies.

Oral care should begin soon after baby’s birth. Gums can be cleaned with a washcloth daily. You can begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they appear.

Permanent teeth begin appearing around age 6, starting with the first molars and lower central incisors. This process continues until age 21.

Sealants
Sealants are an acrylic-like material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

It is recommended that sealants be applied to a child’s primary (baby) molars by the age of 3 or 4 years. Once the 6-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear, it is best to apply sealants as soon as possible as a child’s most cavity-prone years continue until the mid-teens. The premolars should also be sealed as they appear.

Kids' Wisdom Teeth
 Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop. Most of us have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of our mouth, which usually emerge during our late teens or early twenties.

Some third molars don’t have room to erupt. In that case, our dentists perform wisdom teeth removal in our office. Most patients choose to either be sedated or use nitrous oxide for this procedure.


Implants

Implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth available.

Dr. Porter and her associates use the same principles and material used in joint replacement surgery. They secure a titanium anchor directly into bone. The anchor top or cap fastens on as a single tooth or multiple replacement teeth.

Implants are used to anchor full-mouth dentures, as well. You will find dental implants feel more comfortable, secure, and more natural than removable tooth replacements such as a partial or denture.

Secure implants allow you to eat whatever food you want and give you the confidence to freely laugh and smile. And, we all love to laugh.


Gum Disease or Bleeding Gums

Gum (periodontal) disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Mainly caused by plaque, it is usually painless. Regular dental visits are essential to timely diagnosis and treatment.

Early and moderate periodontal disease may exhibit few, if any, symptoms. Warning signs of advanced periodontal disease may include red, swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, wobbly or separating permanent teeth, and a drastically changed bite.


Replacing Missing Teeth

Bridges
A bridge spans a gap in your teeth and connects to two healthy teeth. A replacement tooth is created in a lab to attach to the bridge. A bridge keeps your teeth aligned and restores your smile.

Implants
Dr. Porter has been specially trained in the field of dental implants. She surgically fixes a titanium rod in the missing tooth space. Working with local labs, our doctors can create a single tooth or replacement teeth with the proper dimensions and shading to perfectly fit your smile. 

Dentures
At Azle Dental Care, we feel your real teeth can never be replaced. Dentures either partial or full-mouth replacements are a very serious matter to Dr. Porter and our entire team. Once your real teeth are gone, they are gone. 


Repairing Cavities

Dr. Brooke Porter whitens smiles for charity

Fillings
When our doctors notice a sticky spot of decay on a tooth, they clean the sticky spot off and in some cases, patches the spot with a simple filling.

Crowns
Broken or decayed teeth can be restored using several tooth colored materials. These restorations or crowns are bonded to the tooth and can increase the strength of the damaged tooth. Our crowns match your natural tooth shade. 

Root Canals
Deep tooth decay, or an injury, can cause serious damage and infection to the tooth pulp’s nerves and vessels. A root canal, also called endodontic treatment, cleans out the infected pulp chamber. This procedure kills the sensitivity and unfortunately eliminates the blood supply to the tooth. Without blood supply, the tooth becomes brown and brittle. A crown is fitted around the tooth to ensure stability.


Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorder

TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your jaw joint. If you’ve had symptoms like pain or have heard a click sound in your jaw, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important, and treatment takes time to be effective. With the help of your team at Azle Dental Care, you’re more likely to have a healthier and more comfortable jaw. 

Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important, and treatment takes time to be effective. With the help of your team at Azle Dental Care, you’re more likely to have a healthier and more comfortable jaw. 


Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the final teeth to develop. Most of us have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of our mouth. They usually emerge during our late teens or early twenties, but sometimes much later in adulthood. 

Some third molars don’t have room to emerge. In that case, Dr. Porter performs wisdom teeth removal in her office. Most patients choose to either be sedated or use nitrous oxide for this procedure.


For Your Comfort

At Azle Dental Care, Dr. Porter has invested in the best technology to create a comfortable and relaxing experience for our patients. Our private treatment rooms feature a plush leather patient chair, an overhead HDTV featuring 327 of your favorite channels or Netflix, and a spectacular view of our private garden.

You will always have the same caring dental assistant sitting beside you to answer any questions you may have while waiting for the doctor. 

We have also taken the time to research what our patients like and do not like. We have taken steps to address each issue, as well as we can. If there’s something you feel will enhance your experience, please share with your doctor or assistant. We are always looking for ways to improve.

X-Rays
Azle Dental Care has been “digital” since 2001. Because we use digital x-rays, we take fewer pictures, so you are exposed for less time.

Impression Putty
To address the traditional mouth full of putty problem, Dr. Porter invested in an ITero imaging system. It maps your teeth. Our iTero makes it easy to create a digital picture of a single tooth or quadrant of the mouth. This digital picture is then sent to a lab where a replacement is created and returned to us for permanent placement.

We still make a temporary as we wait for your replacement tooth to be created, but the impression putty tastes much better than in the past. We have tried it ourselves. It is clear, not as thick, and taste much better. You can even pick a flavor.

Dental Office Smell
Our entire team works hard to ensure our office always maintains a new and fresh scent.  We diligently work to hold off the sterile smell of most dental offices. Remember, we went to other dentists at one time, too.

Injection
Dr. Porter is constantly working to ensure the quickest, easiest way to put your nerves to sleep. She has been very successful with a technique she adapted and improved on from Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas. Her patients, both old and young, have been very satisfied with her technique. 

She works diligently with her associates to maintain the quality of her technique.

Really, relax
The American Dental Association estimates about 20% of us do not see a dentist because of fear and anxiety. We know this, and believe knowledge helps control patient anxiety. We want you to know exactly what is going on during every step of your visit with us. We take great pride in explaining your smile options.

Dentists have two paths of helping concerned patients control their apprehension: anxiety addressing medication or sedation.

Medication
Every dentist can provide oral medication to “take the edge off” a patient’s anxiety, but only a few certified dentists, like Dr. Porter, can provide inhalation agents like nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” in the office.  

All ADC associates are licensed to provide anxiety medicine while our assistants are certified to maintain patients under medication.

Sedation
Sedation dentistry is when intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used to sedate patients. Only a doctor with anesthesia training can perform sedation. Dr. Porter, in conjunction with a general anesthesiologist, regularly performs sedation cases in our office. We have a special private operatory in our office for sedation cases.  

Dr. Porter has experience in providing special needs patients additional sedation techniques which have worked with excellent success. Please be sure to ask about our special options.  

Regardless of what you may hear, there is tenderness in all sedation operations in the following hours and even days. Dr. Porter does not pass home care on to a patient’s family. She provides patient and pain care management steps including her home number to help any patient or their families manage the stresses of care.

 

 Azle Dental Care chair