Dr. Robert Hughes is known for an exceptionally caring attitude toward patients and his work. One way he demonstrates this is taking time to carefully get to know you as a person, listening, and addressing your individual concerns and needs. This relationship-based approach is one of the most notable ways in which we exceed patient expectations. All our dental treatments meet exacting standards for function, beauty, and comfort. Our in-house laboratory allows us to take total control of accuracy and necessary adjustments as needed — and this advanced technology makes one-day dentistry possible, too.
You and your family deserve calm, caring, high-quality dentistry, and that’s just what you can expect from your Ardmore dentist. We are pleased to offer a truly different dental experience for friends and neighbors in our community — and you will notice the difference beginning with your first checkup and cleaning all the way to our more complex restorative or cosmetic treatments. We are prepared to handle your dental emergencies, too, when the unexpected happens to you or someone you love. Above all, our patients appreciate the high-quality, committed care they receive from their Ardmore dentist.
As a graduate of the prestigious Pankey Institute, Ardmore dentist Dr. Hughes practices dentistry focused on unparalleled results and clinical excellence. Continuing education is important for any dentist, and Dr. Hughes understands well the need to study continuously. Located in Key Biscayne, FL, The Pankey Institute provides advanced dental education as well as networking and other professional development opportunities for practicing dentists who are interested in furthering their dental education...
“Your quality of patient care has removed all my fears and anxiety of going to the dentist. In the years you and your staff has made a very positive difference in dental care for me. The pain management is above and beyond always. The greatest part of my experience is that God is involved in everything you do. Thank you for your service to the Lord, and thank you for the superior dental work. God Bless you and your staff!”
“I was so impressed with how friendly and accommodating each staff member was. I have had several bad experiences with local dentists and I feel I have made a right decision this time. They really took the time to explain everything and did a very thorough cleaning. Looking forward to future visits.”
“I love Hughes Dental! They are super friendly and explain everything in great detail. They also have state of the art equipment so you know you're getting the best care. I would recommend this practice to everyone! Excellent job guys I really appreciate all you have done for me.”
Traditionally, the creation of a brand-new, customized dental crown requires a few appointments with the dentist, as well as the placement of a temporary restoration in the interim. CEREC technology has transformed the process for dental crowns and other restorations for the better. Ardmore dentist Dr. Hughes is happy to offer the treatment to his valued patients here in Ardmore, OK. Now, those in need of restorative dental work can expect the same high level of quality in a much more convenient timeframe, moving from design to creation to placement over the course of a single appointment. The process is far more efficient and also more comfortable for you, as digital impressions are captured without the need for bite-down impressions that use wet, uncomfortable cement. CEREC crowns are proven to last just as long (or longer!) than those prepared the traditional way.
If you’ve become frustrated with the appearance of your smile because of aesthetic imperfections, rest assured that it doesn’t have to stay that way. Here in Ardmore, Dr. Hughes offers a variety of effective and transformative cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Instead of having to traverse through multiple procedures, these thin, high-quality restorations can provide comprehensive improvements all at once by covering the visible surfaces of your teeth, hiding years of stains, chips, cracks, and other flaws behind a brand-new look. Porcelain veneers are highly customizable to ensure the end result is one that suits you and your smile goals the best. When cared for properly, veneers can last for many years.
With 50 years of experience in the dental field and counting, Dr. Hughes’ exceptional education and training has enabled him to provide a wide variety of services to his valued patients – but your Ardmore dentist and the rest of his team still understand very well that prevention is the foundation of quality dentistry. That’s why we emphasize the importance of routine examinations for you and all your loved ones. It’s strongly recommended that patients attend at least two check-ups each year, or one every six months. During this routine visit, we will remove plaque and tartar buildup and perform a tooth-by-tooth exam to catch potential issues as soon as they arise. Sometimes, we can even help you reverse early cavities with remineralization and improved dental hygiene at home.
Tooth loss can be devastating to your oral health and self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Dr. Hughes offers several reconstructive solutions for patients in need, and dental implants are often the ideal choice because of their seamless, revitalizing structure and long-lasting quality. Dental implants are a comprehensive replacement option that stabilize the jawbone to promote long-lasting oral health and to prevent further tooth loss. They can be used to replace one, two, or an entire row of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. When restoring multiple teeth at once, our team can design a custom-made prosthetic appliance that attaches securely to the placed implants and provides fixed permanence and durability to a struggling smile.
When a patient is struggling with a misaligned bite, the stress and force their vulnerable teeth are experiencing on a regular basis can result in damaged restorative work, reduced periodontal health, severe headaches, the development of TMJ disorder, and much more. That’s why Dr. Hughes utilizes the T-Scan diagnostic device to identify not only where teeth are touching, but the amounts of pressure involved as well. This information allows our dental team to prescribe effective treatment and provide much-needed relief. Your Ardmore dentist may recommend adjusting the bite of your teeth to reduce impact, or provide a custom-fitted nightguard to protect your smile from nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
Revolutionary laser dentistry has transformed the dental landscape for the better, and your Ardmore dentist Dr. Hughes is proud to be right at the forefront of this important growth. Today, he utilizes this technique to treat periodontal disease, recontour displeasing or uneven gum lines, and provide various other services in a precise and satisfying fashion. Traditional periodontal procedures require the use of a scalpel and sutures, which means uncomfortable treatments and longer recovery periods. Laser dentistry, however, actually sterilizes and immediately seals the treated area, resulting in minimal bleeding and faster healing for our valued patients.