In addition to the cosmetic and implant dentistry procedures we offer at Austin Dental Implants Specialist, our skilled Austin dentists provide restorative procedures including dental crowns and TMJ treatments, as well as sedation dentistry options. We also treat TMJ disorders that cause snoring or sleep apnea. If your natural teeth have been damaged due to decay or injury, your smile can be comfortably restored to its natural beauty. Our Austin office offers:
If you are interested in sedation dentistry or any of our restorative dental procedures, contact our Austin office and arrange a consultation. Make an appointment with one of our esteemed dentists today.
Austin Sedation Dentistry
If you are one of the thousands of Americans who experience apprehension and anxiety when you visit the dentist, conscious sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer sedation dentistry – done orally or intravenously – at our Austin-area office. Most patients who undergo sedation dentistry remember very little about their dental visit. There are several different types of sedation dentistry and we can help you decide which one best suits the dental procedure you choose.
Who benefits from conscious sedation dentistry?
- Anyone who has fears and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind
- Anyone who has put off dental care for years because of dental anxiety
- Anyone who wants to have all their dental procedures performed in one day
Sedation dentistry allows patients to become drowsy and, in most cases, sleep right through their dental procedures. Patients who choose sedation dentistry should arrange for someone to drive them home after their dental appointments, as the sedative may take several hours to wear off. Sedation dentistry is not for everyone, rather for patients who have avoided dental care because of fear, paranoia, or severe discomfort. Contact our Austin TX office if you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry.
When teeth become damaged or decayed, they can cause you pain and negatively affect the appearance of your smile. Porcelain dental crowns, or “caps,” restore your teeth’s natural appearance and are virtually indictable. Your smile will be stronger, healthier, and still, look beautifully natural. Porcelain crowns fit over your natural teeth like jackets. They make teeth stronger and less susceptible to damage. At the same time, dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth by reshaping them, changing their alignment, and making them whiter.
The Procedure – Dental Crowns
Our cosmetic dentists will first make an impression of the damaged tooth and send it our dental laboratory. Patients will be fitted with a temporary crown, which will be worn while the laboratory at our Portland-area practice fashions the new dental crown. Typically this process takes about two weeks.
The damaged tooth is reduced so the restoration can slide over it and then the dental crown is permanently cemented into place. With proper care, porcelain crowns usually last 10 to 15 years. When complete, porcelain dental crowns are aesthetically pleasing. The dental crown color can be matched to your natural teeth, just as with porcelain veneers. If you would like to know if dental crowns can revitalize your smile, contact our esteemed cosmetic dentist today.
A dental bridge is a custom-made device that replaces a missing tooth or series of teeth and is affixed to two dental crowns. Bridges help reduce the risk of gum disease, correct bite complications, and can improve patients’ speech by creating full, healthy smiles. Although dental bridges require comprehensive oral hygiene, they often last for more than 10 years. Bridges are constructed from metals, porcelain, or a combination of materials. When deciding which material is right for you, we will consider aesthetics, functionality, and tissue compatibility.
Neuromuscular Full Mouth Reconstruction
We use neuromuscular full mouth reconstruction to correct bite position imperfections and improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Candidates for neuromuscular full mouth reconstruction are patients with short, worn teeth or patients with chipped, broken teeth throughout the mouth.
First, we measure the jaw and calculates its optimal position. The mouth is then realigned using an invisible orthotic or a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Neuromuscular full mouth reconstruction creates a strong, attractive smile that is both functional and beautiful.
“My business involves dealing with dentists on a daily basis. I have been searching for a long time for someone to fix my smile. I finally decided the staff had the expertise and training I desired.
“My new smile is fantastic! Every step of the way was professional, caring, and exceeded my expectations. The doctor and his staff identified and fixed any potential discomfort before I even had a chance to think about it. Everything about the process and my new smile is a perfect ‘10’.”
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 15 percent of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain resulting from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, medical problems related to the jaw joint. The TMJs are the two joints that link the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone (skull), but commonly, “ TMJ” is used to refer to these structures in addition to the jawbone, cartilage, nerves, blood vessels, and the muscles and ligaments that make it possible to open and close the mouth. If you are suffering chronic jaw pain, our Portland-area practice offers a number of TMJ treatments that can ease your suffering.
Warning signs of a TMJ disorder include:
- Head and neck pain
- Clicking or popping when opening mouth
- Tenderness of the jaw
- Pain in and around the ear
- Difficulty when biting and chewing
- Grating sensation while chewing
There are three main types of TMJ disorders:
- Muscle disorders
- Joint derangement disorders
- Degenerative joint disorders
Once an evaluation confirms the diagnosis of a TMJ disorder, we will determine the proper course of TMJ treatment. Contact our Austin cosmetic dentist today. We will find the right TMJ treatment for you.
Contact our Austin Practice for Sedation Dentistry, Dental Crowns or TMJ Treatment
If you are in need of a skilled restorative dentist, contact our Austin office to schedule an appointment. Our Austin TX practice offers sedation dentistry, TMJ treatment, dental crowns, and other restorative procedures and techniques.