Dr. Rick Villarreal
Dr. Rick Villarreal
Dr. Rick Villarreal, DDS
Dr. Manuel ‘Rick’ Villarreal grew up in San Benito Texas and is the oldest of four boys. He graduated from San Benito High School in 1984. Rick then attended Texas A&M University, graduating with his Bachelor of Science in 1988. He then furthered his education by attending and graduating from the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1995 and moved back to the valley five years later in the year 2000.
Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. Your dentist will consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you. These factors include the extent of the repair, where in your mouth the filling is needed and the cost.
A missing tooth can be replaced with a more permanent solution than a bridge or denture, in the form of a dental implant. Implants involve the implantation of an artificial tooth root in the jaw and the application of a new, natural looking prosthetic tooth onto that root.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
This procedure is called chair-side bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth.
Emergency dental care can be described as an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that is of high importance - dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at.
Cosmetic dental care primarily focuses on dental aesthetics in referenced to the color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Years of Experience
Monday – Thurdsay 8AM – 5PM
Friday – 8AM – 12PM
Saturday // Sunday – CLOSED
3675 Boca Chica Blvd
Suite A, Brownsville, TX 78521