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“creating healthy beautiful smiles for a lifetime”


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“creating healthy beautiful smiles for a lifetime”


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Our goal is to make sure you leave with a smile on your face!

Dr. Michael S. Connally is proud to call Midland his home. He grew up in Midland, moving here in 1979. His parents, Dale and Pat Connally also reside here. More

Dr. Connally

ABOUT OUR PRACTICE

We believe our patients deserve the best! Therefore, we pride ourselves in providing you with a warm welcoming environment for your comfort and peace of mind. We believe that you should get all the advantages of being treated with the latest and greatest technology available including intra-oral camera and digital imaging. We also offer oral sedation for our patients who prefer this for their comfort.
We offer a broad range of services including general family dentistry, dental implants, Porcelain Veneers and other cosmetic dental procedures. Visit our services section where you can find details on our most “popular” patient requests.
If you do not see what you are searching for, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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Our Services

General Family Dentistry

Our office focuses on every aspect of your complete oral healthcare from the moment you contact us. We focus on diagnosing, treating, and most importantly preventing a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial complex. As a practice we offer numerous services within the field of General Dentistry. These include, but are not limited to:
• Check-ups and Cleanings
• Oral Hygiene Instructions
• Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
• Fillings (tooth colored)
• Root Canal Procedures
• Porcelain Crown and Bridges
• Dentures and Partial Dentures to replace missing teeth
• Dental Implants to replace missing teeth
• Extractions and Emergency Care
• Oral Sedation
• Teeth Whitening

Porcelain Veneers

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. We ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "bleaching" procedure. Tooth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive.
Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile. We offer a combination of a take home method and a one-hour procedure which bleaches the upper and lower teeth in a single visit.
Key Benefits
• Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
• Works on people of all ages
• Is a near permanent solution for a "dull" smile
• Restores brightness and brings a smile to life

How is it done?

"One-Hour" Whitening... During the one hour procedure a protective material is placed on your gums to protect them from the high power bleach. Next, we insert a mouth prop to keep your lips and soft oral tissues away from your teeth while they are being bleached. All you do now is relax and watch television while the bleach is activated with a special light. After about an hour, your teeth are whiter.
"Take-Home" Whitening... An impression is taken to make a specialized "mouth-guard" or "tray" to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about an hour for a week or two, after which significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, it's better to use products that our practice recommends.

Tooth-Colored Cosmetic Fillings

Mercury-Free Fillings (tooth-colored fillings)

We are a mercury-free practice. Composite fillings or porcelain inlays and tooth colored restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies..

Disadvantages of Silver fillings

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth Colored Restorations.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

There are many advantages to tooth colored restorations. Composite restorations are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums! The result is a beautiful smile!

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

It is the philosophy of the ADA (American Dental Association) to have kids seen by a dentist even before teeth are present in the mouth. This can be extremely young in some instances, and is mainly for the purpose of educating the parents on proper oral hygiene instructions for their child.
At our office, we do not see children until they are at least four years old. The reason is simple. We could most likely not treat a child any younger than this without the child having some type of sedation. It is our goal to make dentistry as comfortable as possible, and not give any child a bad experience young in their life. This may have detrimental consequences throughout life, and prove to be bad for their long term dental health. Therefore, we are more than happy to refer you to a pediatric dentist if your child is less than four years old.

Your child's first visit to our office

The dental team may take x-rays to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child's permanent teeth under the gums. We will clean your child's teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will also make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child's teeth. The parent may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and the dental team.

Here are some "First Visit" tips:

• Take your child for a "preview" or online tour of the office.
• Read books with them about going to the dentist.
• Review with them what the dentist will be doing on the first visit.
• Speak positively about your own dental experiences

During your first visit the dentist will:

• Examine your mouth, teeth and gums
• Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking
• Check to see if you need Fluoride
• Teach you about cleaning your teeth and gums
• Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.

What about preventative care?

At our office we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child's teeth. Sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child's lifetime of good oral health.

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
If you feel dental implants are for you, a special x-ray, health history, and consultation is the first step. During this consultation visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small abutments are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These abutments provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. After the initial healing period, we will design the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded with the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Connally will uncover the implants and attach a small healing abutment. Then, we will be able to begin making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made to fit over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

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Telephone (main): (432) 684-8289
Telephone (alt): (432) 520-4507
Emergency: (432) 684-8289
Fax Line: (432) 699-4644

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1801 Heritage Boulevard
Midland,
TX 79707

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm