During the first appointment, you will fill in the patient form online or arrive 20 minutes early. Then our front desk will check you in and assistants will take radiographs and gather other diagnostic information and prepare for doctors to exam. Doctor will perform a comprehensive exam including evaluation of TMJ, cancer screening and then take you to the consultation room to discuss in great detail the treatments needed and staff will assist you with finances. Our doctors perform comprehensive exam as it is very crucial to detect cavities at a very early stage so we could perform more conservative treatment and also to diagnose the underlying problem so we could render the right treatment. Also, screening appointment for new patients include complementary cleaning. According to evidence by research, there is a direct relation between dental and general health. So, it is important to do periodic cleaning and recall visits which will eliminate foci of infection and lead to healthy oral and general health.
Who is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontist is a dentist who has successfully completed an advanced education program in prosthodontics that is accredited by the appropriate accrediting body. In the United States, that body is the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental
Association (CODA of ADA).
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or
maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
Why see a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is an Advanced speciality training Program for 3 years upon completion of five years of dental education. They receive training to treat complex cases like dentures over implants, treating worn dentition, maxillofacial patients, patients with sleep apnea, cosmetic treatments like veneers, full mouth crowns, bonding.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is screwed into the jaw bone and serves substitute for natural teeth. It is helpful in restoring partial and fully edentulous patients by anchoring crowns, dentures and partial dentures.
I have loose dentures, will implants help?
Yes. Dental implants are fixtures which form a permanent strong base attached to dentures. Overtime, the implants form a strong union with jaw bone which limits the movement of denture which is otherwise present in conventional dentures.
I have difficulty breathing while sleeping , what should I do?
You may be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea for which we can make an Oral appliance after consultation with sleep physician.
If I do not have dental insurance, can I still receive treatment here?
Yes. We have savings plan with flexible monthly payments and also care credit which is a financial plan different from insurance and has advantages like interest free payments for first 6 months
Do we have specials for elderly and veterans?
Yes. Please provide army ID and driver’s license during check in.
My experience at Fossil Ridge Family Dentistry was awesome. I was very much stressed out about my extraction, however the staff and the doctor were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable through the procedure. I highly recommend them.
Staff was very friendly. Dr Colluru explained all the steps before starting the procedure which made me feel very comfortable.
Good at explaining all the work that needs to be done and the cost during each visit
I absolutely love FossilRidgeDentisty, they are very professional, and caring. I have never felt more comfortable for me or my family. They are always happy to see you and treat everyone like family!.
.I was looking for a good dentist in Keller area and I am glad I found Dr Colluru. He is prompt, thorough and good at explaining what needs to be done. I believe myself and my husband are getting best dental service in Keller area.
. Absolutely love Dr. Colluru and the staff at Fossil Ridge Dentistry. I’m new to the area and have lived in many places, but this is by far the most friendlydental office I’ve ever been. Glad I found my new family dentist!
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Melissa Villarreal Renteria
You guys are the best. I will come back for all my dental needs. God bless!