General Dentistry

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General Dentistry

At Coleman Dental, we take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your oral health. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Scott Coleman is a highly-qualified dentist who considers each patient’s health, personality, and life goals when developing their personalized dental plan. Our Houston office provides various general dentistry services and procedures to achieve greater oral health.

Dental Cleanings

Making Cleanings a Regular Occurrence

Scheduled dental cleanings remove build-up from your teeth and are crucial for your overall health. Research shows how gum disease is directly linked to cardiovascular health. Regular cleanings also eliminate or reduce the need for more extensive procedures in the future.

Dental Cleaning

At a dental cleaning appointment, our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums every visit. We can take X-rays (or radiographs) and photos to keep tabs on any trouble spots. Dental cleanings are the most effective method to prevent disease and complications in the future!

Periodontal Disease

Gum diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that can lead to tooth loss. If you suffer from bleeding or inflamed gums, it’s time to schedule an appointment. A tooth lost to gum disease is a tooth lost forever.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings at Coleman Dental

Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of healthcare. Benefits of dental cleanings at Coleman Dental in Houston, Texas, include the following:

Overall Health Improvement

Dental cleanings are crucial for maintaining overall health, as gum disease is linked to cardiovascular health.

Prevention of Extensive Procedures

 Regular cleanings help eliminate build-up, reducing the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

Thorough Cleaning

Skilled hygienists perform comprehensive cleanings, ensuring oral health and preventing complications.

Monitoring Trouble Spots

Cleanings allow for early detection of decay and other dental problems.

Prevention of Gum Disease

Regular cleanings help manage and prevent gum disease, preserving dental health.

Long-Term Oral Health Maintenance

 Cleanings establish a foundation for long-term oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease.

Fresh Breath and Improved Aesthetics

Cleanings eliminate bad breath and surface stains, enhancing the appearance of your smile.

Preserving Natural Teeth

Regular cleanings reduce the risk of tooth loss, maintaining the integrity of natural teeth.

Professional Guidance and Education

Dental professionals offer personalized guidance on oral hygiene practices during cleanings.

Enhanced Overall Well-Being

A healthy mouth improves confidence, comfort, and overall well-being.

Mercury-Free Dental Fillings

It may surprise you that silver amalgam fillings have been used in dentistry since the mid-1800s. Dentists would combine mercury and silver to create a paste that hardened and could be used to fill cavities. These fillings, commonly called “silver fillings,” were technically known as amalgam fillings.

Nowadays, you probably have a silver amalgam filling in your mouth. However, it’s essential to note that these fillings contain more mercury than silver. In fact, roughly 50% of the content of an amalgam filling is mercury.

Dr. Coleman: Leading the Way as a "Mercury-Free" Dentist

With advancements in dental technology and techniques, a groundbreaking alternative to amalgam fillings has emerged. White composite fillings have proven to be a highly durable substitute, even for back teeth. Alongside this discovery, bonding technology has also progressed, allowing composite materials to be permanently bonded to teeth.
To ensure the successful placement of composite fillings, it is crucial to isolate the tooth completely, requiring advanced training in bonding techniques. Dr. Coleman has wholeheartedly embraced this newer technology and has become a master in the procedures necessary for the successful placement of composite fillings. As a result, his practice is entirely free of mercury-containing fillings.

The Remarkable Advantages of "Mercury-Free" Fillings

Beyond the undeniable health and safety benefits of white composite fillings, there are numerous other advantages worth considering:

Enhanced Tooth Strength: Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, white composite fillings are bonded directly onto the tooth. This bonding increases the overall strength of the tooth, offering long-lasting durability.
Reduced Post-Operative Sensitivity: Patients frequently report less post-operative sensitivity when opting for composite fillings. This improved comfort contributes to a more pleasant dental experience.
Preservation of Natural Tooth Structure: Amalgam fillings often require the removal of more natural tooth structures during the filling process. Conversely, composite fillings bond to this weaker tooth structure, reinforcing and strengthening it.
Protective Seal: Composite materials form a protective seal around the tooth, shielding it from potential future decay. This added layer of protection helps to maintain optimal oral health.
Corrosion Resistance: Over time, amalgam fillings can corrode, potentially causing further dental complications. In contrast, composite fillings exhibit excellent corrosion resistance, ensuring a longer lifespan for your dental restorations.
Aesthetic Appeal: Along with their functional benefits, composite fillings offer a significant advantage in terms of aesthetics. These fillings are identical to the natural color of your teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile.

Benefits of Visiting a Houston Sedation Dentist

There are many benefits to receiving sedation at your dental visit:

  •  You will likely not remember your appointment.
  • Your treatment will be pain-free.
  • Time will pass quickly.
  • Dr. Coleman can accomplish more in one appointment, so you may not require multiple visits.
  • Sedation can be adjusted to meet your individual needs.

Houston's "Mercury-Free" Dentist

Did you know that silver amalgam fillings date back to the mid-1800s? Dentists combined mercury and silver into a paste that hardened and could be used to fill a tooth after they removed decay. The technical term for this type of filling is “amalgam,” commonly called a “silver filling.”

Today, there is a good chance you have a silver amalgam filling on one or more teeth. However, these fillings contain more mercury than silver. Approximately 50% of the content of amalgam is mercury.

Proud to Be a "Mercury-Free" Dentist

As technology and techniques advanced in dentistry, a “mercury-free” option was developed. White composite has proven to be a durable alternative to amalgam fillings, even on back teeth. Concurrent with this discovery, bonding technology has also progressed to enable composite to be permanently bonded to the tooth.

To successfully place composite fillings, the tooth must be completely isolated, which requires advanced training in bonding techniques. Dr. Coleman has embraced this newer technology and has mastered the techniques needed to place composite fillings successfully. His practice is entirely mercury-free.


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Embrace a Healthier Smile with "Mercury-Free" Dentistry

Dr. Coleman’s commitment to providing “mercury-free” dentistry is revolutionizing the field. By utilizing advanced techniques and materials, he ensures that patients receive the highest quality of care while prioritizing their overall health and well-being. Say goodbye to the potential risks of amalgam fillings and embrace the superior advantages of “mercury-free” composite fillings. Enjoy a stronger, more aesthetically pleasing smile that truly reflects your vibrant personality.

Advantages of "Mercury-Free" Fillings

In addition to the health and safety benefits of white composite fillings, there are many other benefits:

  • White fillings are bonded to the tooth, which increases the strength of the tooth.
  • Patients report less post-operative sensitivity with composite fillings.
  • More of the natural tooth structure must be removed with amalgam fillings, whereas composites bond to this weak tooth structure and strengthen it.
  • The composite material forms a seal which helps to protect the tooth from future decay.
  • Over time amalgam fillings can corrode.
  • Composite fillings look much nicer, too. The material is the same tooth color, resulting in a natural look.


Keeping your oral health in check is the best way to detect abnormalities before they become more significant problems. At Coleman Dental, we offer oral cancer screenings with every exam. Get the most out of your dental visit by scheduling an exam along with your cleaning!

Tooth Extractions

If you are suffering from a painful tooth, we can help. Dr. Coleman can advise on the best procedure for your health and budget. Sometimes tooth extractions are necessary. We handle tooth extractions with the utmost care. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your options.

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Marianne KuemperMarianne Kuemper
18:24 10 May 23
Dr Coleman and his staff are the best in town. Dr Coleman is a leader in his field, for both general and cosmetic dentistry. He was there for me when I had a problem, and I have referred many friends to him. I have been a patient for 10+ years and always enjoy seeing him and his pleasant and professional staff. Highly recommended!
18:41 08 May 23
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Coleman for a dental repair, and I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience. From start to finish, the entire process was seamless and stress-free.Dr. Coleman was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and took the time to thoroughly explain all of my treatment options and answer any questions I had. His attention to detail and commitment to ensuring my satisfaction was truly impressive.The results of my treatment exceeded my expectations! I received compliments from friends and family about how natural and beautiful my smile looks.Additionally, Dr. Coleman’s amazing assistant Lisa and Laurie in the front office - reception were friendly and welcoming, making each visit a pleasant experience. The office itself was clean and modern, which made me feel comfortable and confident in the care I was receiving.Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Coleman for anyone in need of dental work – either general or cosmetic. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to patient satisfaction truly set them apart. Thank you for giving me my best smile yet!P.S. Dr. Coleman's complementary ice cream is the best!
Patti RileyPatti Riley
17:04 04 May 23
Dr. Coleman’s work is sheer perfection! I drove over 330 miles to experience his expertise and he did not disappoint.When I saw my new smile, I literally got “ big alligator tears” in my eyes. Never did I dream that my teeth could be so beautiful. My procedure was totally pain free, and he was extremely gentle, while letting me know exactly what he was going to do during each step of the procedure.His staff....what can I say! Lisa has been with Dr. Coleman for 30 years and is so fabulous! Lauri greets you warmth and kindness as soon as you enter the office.I could not be more pleased with my entire experience at Coleman Dental, and will refer all of my friends and family. Thank you Coleman Dental for an experience that exceeded all of my expectations!
Alpha DonutAlpha Donut
16:03 23 Mar 23
Coleman Dental is a great place to get your dental needs cared for in a professional, friendly, and efficient manner. Dr. Coleman and his staff are wonderful and will make sure you leave loving your smile.
Wyatt PriceWyatt Price
18:14 08 Mar 23
The appointment was painless! The staff was super nice and kept me informed about my teeth’s condition. The tv and headphones made the experience enjoyable! The office was clean. All around great service!! 10/10 will definitely be a returning client.
Jordan FeinJordan Fein
01:59 05 Jan 23
I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful Dr. Coleman and his staff are. I have been a patient for many decades, and sometimes it’s easy to become accustomed to great service and forget just how great the experience truly is. I was out of the city for about 9 years, so I do have experience with other dentists. I can say without reservation that Dr. Coleman is passionate about his work, extremely knowledgeable and up to date with the latest in dentistry, and has a great, caring bedside manor. He clearly puts his patients first, and has always been there for me - even after hours. This past year, I needed some major reconstructive cosmetic dental work, and Dr. Coleman truly delivered. He put in the extra time and effort to meet my needs for detail. My smile looks better than it ever has, and the health of my teeth and gums is the best it has been. A doctor is only as good as his assistants, and Lisa and Laurie are always so pleasant, attentive, and caring. The office is clean and comfortable. For all of these reasons, I will continue going to Dr. Coleman for as long as possible and will continue to recommend him to my family, friends, and those in need of a great dentist!
Courtni StrykerCourtni Stryker
04:09 07 Dec 22
Dr. Coleman has the reputation of being the best dentist in Houston… He lives up to his reputation and exceeds expectations every visit. On top of being the very best, he is calming, non-judgmental, and overall one of the nicest people. Lisa is absolutely wonderful - she is the BEST at what she does and one of the nicest people on the planet. I smile just seeing Lisa. Catherine & Laurie are great too! Catherine does an excellent job of cleaning your teeth and is very gentle. I cannot say enough great things about Coleman Dental. It’s the only place I feel comfortable going to and I’ve tried other places. Don’t walk, run to Coleman Dental for your pearly whites!
Tom GriffinTom Griffin
16:38 06 Dec 22
Dr Coleman and hIs staff have been excellent. Very friendly and courteous and really made you feel comfortable.Dr Coleman always greets you with a welcoming smile and explained what he was going to accomplish on the visit.They have their own in house lab so it is a lot easier to get it right the first time.I can truly say it has been the best dental experience ever!
Gregory NelsonGregory Nelson
20:38 21 Sep 22
I am pleased to offer this referral for Dr. Scott Coleman and his staff. I have been a satisfied patient of Dr. Scott Coleman since 1990. During that time I’ve become a huge fan of everyone at Coleman Dental. From the office manager Laurie to Catherine the superstar hygienist who make my smile pretty and Lisa who assure that Scott does his job properly while I’m in the chair 😂 Truly the dental group with a heart!! Thanks for taking such good care of me and my family throughout the years!!

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