Dr. Appel practices the full scope of general dentistry, seeing patients from 1 to 100 years old. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, working towards Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has already become a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Appel enjoys the blend of art, science, and health care that dentistry has to offer. He has a particular interest in composite fillings, occlusion (bite), photography, and dental implants.
General dentistry is designed to help patients maintain excellent oral health and a smile that they feel proud of.
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation
There are several ways for patients to join our practice, but we believe it's important that each patient has a thorough and comprehensive evaluation focusing on four areas:
1. Appearance of the teeth
2. Bite, including the muscles and joints
3. Condition of the teeth
4. Condition of the gums and bones that support the teeth
We then work with patients to develop a long-term plan for maintaining and improving their oral health.
By prioritizing preventive dentistry, it is possible to enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. Regular dental exams and cleanings provide the opportunity for Dr. Appel to identify and treat oral conditions before they progress into a serious problem.
We offer the following preventive services in our Humble, TX dental office:
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Diagnostic x-rays
At Humble Dentistry, we use digital dental x-rays, which are low in radiation and produce instant high-resolution images for Dr. Appel to review.
Restorations and Teeth Replacement
Trauma, decay, disease, and tooth loss can impact your health and smile. The proper restorative treatment can protect or replace teeth to improve your oral health and appearance.
Tooth-colored fillings – Rather than using metal fillings, today’s fillings are made of natural-looking tooth-colored composites to complement your smile.
Crowns – Dental crowns cover teeth and add stability in the event of decay, fracture, or root canal therapy.
Bridges – Dental bridges replace missing teeth with two crowns on healthy, adjacent teeth and an artificial tooth to fill the gap.
Bonding – Dr. Appel can use bonding to repair small chips and irregularities to the structure of teeth.
Implants – Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root. Because dental implants integrate with bone, they are a stable and a reliable long-term solution for missing teeth.
Dentures – Complete dentures remain a popular choice for patients missing all of their teeth. Both fit and appearance have improved dramatically in recent years.
Partials – When some natural teeth remain, they can provide an anchor to secure a partial denture. We offer a number of options, including acrylic and metal bases.
Implant-supported dentistry – Dental implants add stability to both dentures and bridges.
Veneers – Porcelain veneers add length and improve the appearance of worn, damaged, or deeply stained teeth.
Contact Us for Your Next Dental Appointment
If it is time for your next dental exam or you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Robert Appel.