Dr. Wehrle is a 1985 graduate of University of Dallas with a Bachelor degree in biology. Dr. Wehrle graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989. Upon completing his residency at the University of Massachusetts Dr. Wehrle became one of only 10% of dentists in the USA who have completed a hospital residency. As a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Wehrle completes twice the amount of continuing education that is required by the State of Texas every year.
This continuing education has earned Dr. Wehrle certifications in Invisalign, Implantology and Orthodontics to name a few. Dr. Wehrle is a member of the American Dental Association, American Orthodontics Society and the Academy Of General Dentistry. Dr. Wehrle feels strongly that we should all give back to our fellow man.
As a result, he helped create the Northeast Clinic for Underprivileged Children in conjunction with the United Way and currently serves as Chairman for that organization. Also, he has built a full service dental clinic for the needy in Puebla, Mexico which he runs and volunteers at on a regular basis. Dr. Wehrle has lived in the DFW area since 1981 and has lived in the HEB area since 1990. Dr. Wehrle presently resides here with his wife Tammy, having raised 4 adult children that live in the surrounding area.
Those likely to benefit from dental implants include people who have been experiencing problems with conventional dentures or simply people who have lost a tooth or teeth. They make life easier for those that have been finding it difficult to chew and enjoy meals and can slow down the process of tissue and bone loss in the jaw. What’s more is that implants can even provide a more youthful appearance due to the way that they will give your facial structure a lift. Furthermore, they will help you to speak more clearly.
However, for this implant procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
Just as you need to look after the rest of your body to look good, you need to care for your teeth and gums. When you visit your dentist for dental cleaning and prevention treatment, they will examine your teeth fully and usually take a full set of x-rays at the same time; these will allow him to see what is going on inside your gums and jaw bone.
Once completed, they will evaluate the findings and put together a plan of action. This will involve you visiting the practice for regular check-ups. The treatment may include such things as:
Cleaning and polishing – this will remove tartar from your teeth as well as plaque, which is formed from bacteria. If left in place, inflammation will eventually occur. They will then polish your teeth to make them look good, removing stains at the same time.
Evaluating your gums – your gums and the bone underneath your teeth will be carefully checked to ensure that there are no problems or any disease developing.
Screening for oral cancer – your dentist will check for signs on your mouth, tongue, throat, gums and even the neck.
X-rays – these will allow the dentist to check inside your jaw bone and teeth for such things as bone loss, problems with development, teeth in the wrong position, tumors, abscesses, and any other hidden problems.
Existing dental work – they will check all fillings, crowns, bridges, implants etc. for any damage or signs of wear and tear.
Cosmetic dentistry typically involves elective treatments and focuses on improving the overall appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. Common procedures range from the relatively simple, such as teeth whitening, to more complex dental care such as implants that require specialized expertise.
Achieving a healthy smile is a considerable achievement but, for many patients, it’s not the end of their treatment goals. They’re seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth as well, whether that means erasing stains, closing gaps, or covering up structural damage. At HEB Dental, we enjoy being able to improve both a patient’s smile and their self-confidence with the help of transformative cosmetic dentistry solutions.
And studies have proven that a brilliant smile will boost your self-confidence, make you happier, and literally add a few years to your life.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
At HEB Dental, we use clear Invisalign aligners to gently move your teeth into place. Invisalign aligners are smooth, custom-made plastic trays that you wear over your teeth. You can pop them out at mealtime and keep enjoying all your favorite foods. Then, every two weeks or so, you’ll get another set of aligners until your treatment plan is complete. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing orthodontics until they notice the difference in your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can quickly and effectively lighten your teeth by removing stains and discoloration and leave you with a bright, brilliant sheen. For many, a brighter smile means improved self-confidence and greater enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. Patients at HEB Dental have the option of choosing between take-home bleaching kits, which allow individuals to whiten at their own convenience, or in-office whitening, which can yield dramatic results in under one hour.
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Typically made of titanium or zirconia, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.
All-on-4® is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially involves replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4 implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have lost a lot of bone in the back areas of the mouth.
First, here are the most commonly accepted figures: The total dental implant costs for a single dental implant to be placed and restored range on average from $3,000 to $6,000 per restored implant. The typical cost is usually around $4,500.
Can you find a dentist who can provide dental implants for less? Absolutely. You can always find someone cheaper. Just like you can always find someone less skilled and with less experience.
Although discomfort varies from person to person, most patients say it was much less discomfort than they thought it would be. During the surgical procedure, you will be given an anesthetic, so you will feel little or no discomfort. When placing the implants Dr. Wehrle uses gentle techniques, and because the doctor is working in a clean environment, there is little chance for infection. If you follow all postoperative instructions and take the required antibiotics, there is minimal discomfort. All patients are given pain medications, but many don't use them.
You’ll be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out. Usually a local anesthetic is used, which means you are awake during the surgery. But if you’re very nervous about the surgery, you have sedative options to make you more comfortable during the operation, including IV sedation, which can put you in varying stages of consciousness. This is also known as general anesthesia and will put you into a deep sleep until it wears off.
nitially you will only use a medicated mouth rinse prescribed by Dr. Wehrle. Once your mouth is healed, you will use a waterpick to clean around the implants and under the secured denture. You will also schedule regular follow up visits with your dentist for cleanings.