How Worried Should I Really Be About One Lost Tooth?

Sure, you could understand wanting to act quickly if you lose a tooth that is highly visible, but how worried should you be when a missing tooth is harder to notice? If you have one gap closer to the back of your teeth, where people are unlikely to see it, should you still treat tooth loss like a priority? What you should understand is that a single missing tooth can be a big problem for your dental function, as your bite can be permanently changed. That change can put a strain on your jaw joints, and can lead to wear and tear on certain teeth that can become a problem. Your Katy, TX dentist can talk to you about the functional and cosmetic benefits of dental implant-based prosthetic work. (more…)

Understanding How DTR Therapy Can Improve Your Daily Life

How can Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy improve your daily life? This is a treatment approach taken when someone has issues with their bite function that negatively affects their oral health, and causes problems like migraines and headaches, jaw stiffness and soreness, and other issues that are often connected to TMJ dysfunction. For patients who have a flawed bite function, corrections can have a positive effect on their quality of life. Your Katy, TX dentist’s office can help you with this, and we can provide alternative treatment options depending on what your needs might be. (more…)

We Can Help You If You Have More Than One Cavity

The goal, when it comes to the health of your smile, is always to maintain cavity-free teeth. Even one issue with tooth decay will demand an appointment for restorative dental work, and that procedure can require a dental filling, or even a dental crown. In some cases, you might even have to worry about an internal infection affecting your oral health. Your Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to handle an issue with your smile when one arises. What you should know is that in addition to helping you with one cavity, we are ready to help you if you have multiple teeth that are in need of treatment! (more…)

Make An Appointment To Discuss The Benefits Of Contouring

Contouring work can make small, carefully selected changes that make big changes to your smile! During this cosmetic dental work, your Katy, TX dentist will help you show off big esthetic improvements by carefully removing excess dental material. As part of a dental bonding and contouring treatment, this process can ensure that a tooth that looks too large, or appears jagged, is the exact right shape and size for your ideal smile. During laser gum contouring, periodontal tissues are trimmed away in order to reveal more of your teeth, or in order to even out these tissues. Because lasers are used in this treatment, your healing time can be shortened, and your work can be incredibly precise! (more…)

Do You Need Help Managing Your TMJ Dysfunction?

How often do you have to struggle to make it through a day while suffering a headache? Are you sometimes bothered by pain when you attempt to bite and chew food? These problems, as well as jaw pain, neck stiffness and soreness, and limited jaw movement, are all problems that plague people with untreated TMJ dysfunction. Trying to ignore these symptoms, and go about your daily life, can be unpleasant and difficult. Fortunately, your Katy, TX dentist is ready to help you understand why you have this problem. Our practice can study your oral health, and examine your bite function, to understand your issues with TMJ dysfunction. We can also help alleviate your symptoms with a custom appliance. (more…)

We Can Address Issues You Have With Older Restorations

Restorative dental work is intended to be a long-term solution for a smile problem. With the right care, and the right dental crown or dental filling, you can rely on lasting benefits from a procedure. With that said, a problem with an older restoration can become an issue, one that you should bring to your Katy, TX dentist’s attention. If you have a filling or crown that no longer provides enough support, or if you feel that your restoration feels loose or damaged, you should seek a replacement. If you want to make sure any past dental work stays in proper shape, keep in mind that smart preventive care can keep restorations supported, just as these habits keep your teeth better supported. (more…)

Discussing The Changes Veneers Can Make To Your Appearance

Sure, porcelain veneers have been an effective cosmetic procedure for many people, and they have helped correct a variety of different problems, but are they the right treatment for you? While you can feel eager to show off an improved smile, you may worry that the path to that better-looking smile might be difficult, or that it might require multiple procedures. You can be relieved to know that veneers are often effective at fully addressing the problems a person has with the way they look. You can meet with your Katy, TX dentist and talk about what to expect if you choose this approach to making improvements to the way you look. (more…)

Regaining Your Full Smile With All-On-4 Implant Dentures

The challenge of minor tooth loss can be serious, as it can affect your appearance and dental function. With that said, the problem grows more serious when more teeth are lost. At the point when all of a person’s upper or lower teeth are no longer present, serious problems with dental function can arise. Fortunately, your Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help individuals who have a need for significant restorative dental work. All-On-4 dental implant-held restorations can provide a remarkable improvement through just one procedure. This arrangement will see your dentist provide a denture held by a sequence of implants. As a result, your bite function can greatly improve, and you can enjoy a significant change to the way you look! (more…)

Chipped Or Cracked Your Tooth? Let Your Dentist Check It

The pain that you feel after chipping or cracking a tooth can be the start of your problems, but it can be far from the last issue associated with a dental injury. Your appearance can be negatively affected by your injury, and you can be concerned because the pain seems to linger on after the initial damage occurs. Have your Katy, TX dentist look at your chipped or cracked tooth. The problem could call for restorative dental work, as your dental function could be compromised, and you may face a risk for an infection. Even if the damage is superficial, you can be glad to see how cosmetic dental care restores your appearance. (more…)

Straightened Teeth Can Help You Address Oral Health Problems

Did you know that problems with dental alignment can have an impact on a person’s oral health? When people have crooked teeth, they sometimes focus on how the problem affects their smile, so it can feel as though orthodontic work is more about smile improvements than oral health care. What you should know is that when you correct gaps, overlaps, and other problems, you take an important step that can improve your bite function, and reduce your risk for developing cavities. If you want to know more about how straightening your teeth can help you manage your oral health, let your Katy, TX dentist’s office know! We can talk with you about whether you might benefit from orthodontic work, and if you can qualify for modern treatment with Invisalign aligners. (more…)