Dental implants. Did you know that dentists can take a weekend course and be able to surgically place dental implants by Monday? It’s true! I say, "Good for them, but I am not a believer." The amount of knowledge needed to properly place and restore an implant is far beyond this dalliance. In today’s world,
If you are afraid to show your teeth when you smile because of discoloration, damage, or other perceived imperfections, porcelain veneers may be able to give you your smile back. As a Smile Design provider, taking time to customize treatment and assess each smile differently is important to me. No two patients are alike, and
For many years, dentures have been the most popular option for replacing a full arch of teeth—whether it is the top, bottom, or both. However, many patients now prefer (or are making the switch to) an alternative treatment, known as All-on-4®. Both can provide natural-looking results, so what’s the difference between these two common choices?
My patients who wear traditional dentures as a restorative option are typically happy with their results, but it’s not uncommon for some dentures-wearers to seek an upgrade. The adhesives required for traditional dentures can often be unreliable, causing the prosthetic to slip along the gums, ultimately causing irritation. Additionally, if the adhesive isn’t very strong,
Many of my patients who experience receding gums are curious to know how the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is different from gum grafting. While both treatments can help restore a healthy, attractive gum line, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ is designed to be less invasive, and offers a more rapid recovery time. Below is a brief explanation of
In most cases, gum recession is a result of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). However, this is not always the case. Receding gums can also be a result of other factors, such as brushing your teeth too aggressively. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to avoid gum recession, but following proper
If you have been experiencing the painful effects of TMJ Disorder, it is no surprise that you are hoping to find a way to eliminate them from your life. Each patient experiences TMJ differently — therefore, there is not a “one size fits all” treatment for this particular condition. At my practice, I offer a
TMJ Disorder can lead to painful headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and more. These symptoms can make daily routines — including something as simple as chewing your food — difficult and unpleasant. Thankfully, there are numerous treatment options available for TMJ Disorder that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. When you think of BOTOX® injections, you
If you’ve been experiencing soreness or tenderness near your jaw joint area, you might be concerned that you have TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Often referred to as TMJ Disorder or simply “TMJ,” this condition can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life. Although jaw pain is common, it is not the only symptom of TMD.
If you snore in your sleep, it’s likely that you haven’t been getting much rest. In fact, if you share your bed with a loved one, they probably have been losing sleep, as well. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can reduce snoring and help improve your overall quality of sleep. There are many