Can Better Bite Alignment Help You Address Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain can turn into a recurring problem for some patients, one that also involves problems with headaches, stiff or limited jaw movement, and even problems with teeth grinding. These issues are linked to a TMJ disorder, or TMD, a problem that can have a lasting negative effect on your quality of life. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can work with patients suffering from TMD to determine how their issues can be resolved. Many people develop this issue because of a problem with the alignment of their bite. Corrective work with a custom oral appliance can retrain you to bite down in a less stressful way. This can lead to a reduction in tension linked to TMD. If necessary, we can discuss restorative dental work to improve your bite if your movement is affected by an undersized or sensitive tooth. (more…)

What To Do If Your Teeth Start To Look Worn Or Misshapen

You can gradually lose confidence in your smile if you start to see that your teeth look dull, flat, or misshapen in some other way due to wear and tear. Some degree of wear and tear is difficult to avoid – remember that your teeth have a difficult job, one that forces them to tear and break down food products several times a day. Unfortunately, some people will see changes at an earlier age, and that can leave their comfort with their appearance shaken. At our Mansfield, Tx dentist’s office, individuals who are bothered by this problem can speak to us about treatments to restore their smile. We can also discuss treatment for bruxism, a problem with teeth grinding that is often responsible for more visible issues with wear and tear. (more…)

Smile Improvements That Dental Bonding Procedures Provide

People lack confidence in their smile for several reasons. The unfortunate truth is that even small flaws can cause significant worry over your appearance, as they can change your facial symmetry and demand outsized attention. If you are currently uncomfortable with your smile, or if you just see room for improvements, you can be happy to learn that cosmetic dentistry makes changes possible with surprisingly conservative treatments. Through a dental bonding procedure, we can actually hide minor chips and cracks, close a gap between teeth, and even restore the color of a tooth! This process involves the application of a composite material that imitates your enamel, and will not require the placement of a permanent restoration. We do offer other procedures, like the placement of porcelain veneers, that can address these concerns as well – while veneer placement can be more involved, you can have an easier time maintaining improvements in the long term. (more…)

We Can Make Sure Your Filling Matches Your Tooth Color

If you have to have a cavity treated, a restoration will be used to keep your tooth safe after decay is removed. Will this lead to a change in your smile? Are you going to be stuck with a conspicuous dental filling or crown that draws unwanted attention to itself? At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are able to use discreet, tooth-colored restorations when responding to dental decay. When we place dental fillings, we use a composite material that closely matches the appearance of your healthy enamel. This substance is also able to bond directly to your enamel, which provides lasting support. (more…)

The Role General Dental Exams Play In Cavity Prevention

The right approach to cavity prevention will see you consistently brush and floss your teeth, take care to limit your consumption of sugary products, and see your dentist for general oral health evaluations. These preventive dental appointments offer thorough teeth cleanings along with evaluations to determine if there are any early signs of trouble that you should know about. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can regularly check up on your smile to see if you have any dental or periodontal problems, and help you stay protected against oral health threats. We also use these visits as an opportunity to check you for early warning signs of potentially serious issues like oral cancer. (more…)

Restoring The Appearance Of Chipped Teeth With Veneers

Chipping can affect your smile even if the damage to your enamel is not serious enough to call for restorative dental work. Your teeth may start to look chipped because of gradual wear and tear, or after an injury causes permanent damage. If the harm to your smile is not serious enough for restorative treatment, you can talk to your Mansfield, TX dentist about care with porcelain veneers. Veneers only occupy limited portions of teeth. When they are in place, they are still effective at hiding chips, cracks, and other problems that might affect a tooth’s shape or general appearance.

Finding The Right Approach To Making Your Smile Whiter

Even though you take care each day to brush and floss your teeth, you seem to be unable to address the stains that have hurt the quality of your smile. Teeth stains can stubbornly resist removal when they build up on your enamel, and even store bought whitening kits can have less effect than you might hope. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can work with you to improve the color of your teeth and improve your confidence! A professional whitening procedure can remove stains that have resisted your own efforts at removal over time. If necessary, we can also discuss different cosmetic dental procedures that can address intrinsic discoloration. (more…)

What Dental Implants Do For Patients With Missing Teeth

How much impact will tooth loss ultimately have on you? If you arrange prosthetic dental work, what kind of benefits can you expect? With the support of dental implants, patients who receive restorations to replace missing teeth can enjoy more than just the cosmetic benefits of prosthetic treatment. Implants act like artificial roots to hold an appliance securely to your jawbone. With this support, you can bite, chew, speak, and laugh with the confidence that your restoration will remain in place. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients with different degrees of tooth loss navigate the benefits of having dental implant support for their replacement teeth! (more…)

Nightly Issues We Can Treat With Custom Oral Appliances

A good night’s rest is important for your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, some people develop problems that affect them while they sleep, so this period can actually create trouble for them. Individuals who grind their teeth while they sleep are dealing with a problem known as bruxism. This issue interferes with their well-being because it creates unwelcome tension on their jaw joints and muscles, and because it leads to dental damage. Another problem that can affect you at night is sleep apnea. If you struggle with this problem, you may suffer from issues with snoring, and you can have difficulty completing your rest cycles. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can help patients affected by these issues. The right oral appliance can ensure that you sleep soundly and without difficulty! (more…)

What Support Can I Really Expect From A Custom Crown?

Through restorative dental work, our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can address problems with a tooth’s health and appearance. If you have a cavity, physical damage, or another problem that affects your bite or oral health, treatment ending with the placement of a permanent restoration will allow you to bite, chew, and speak without difficulty. If the tooth being restored is clearly featured in your smile, we can even make sure that it matches the look of your healthy enamel. Dental crowns are used when teeth are in such poor condition that a dental filling is not supportive enough. These restorations can provide lasting support that will preserve your comfort with your dental function as well as your appearance! (more…)