Houston Cosmetic Dentist Serving Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, & Nearby Areas of Texas
Has someone recommended extracting teeth for orthodontic treatment? This is an outdated treatment technique that is sadly still used. There are very few cases that really need to have teeth extracted to correct the jaw relationships and bite. Jaw development or jaw growth protocols are often a much better option to consider. Some will say this cannot be done, however, it can works on adults as well.
Dr. Ronald Konig offers a number of treatment options for overbite and underbite – two of the most common types of malocclusion. Among the most popular options at our Houston office are:
Both the smile makeover procedure and full mouth rejuvenation can have a profound impact on the look and feel of your smile. One, however, is primarily aesthetic, focusing on cosmetic issues, while the other takes a more comprehensive approach in addressing functional, orthodontic, and neuromuscular issues alongside cosmetic for complete restoration of strength and beauty.
A smile makeover may include treatments for teeth that are:
Dr. Ronald Konig has again been selected for inclusion in America’s Best Dentists directory. The directory, created by the National Consumer Advisory Board, looks at several criteria when selecting dentists. These include:
Tooth crowns, also called dental crowns, are placed over teeth that have been weakened due to trauma, infection and decay, or malformation. Sometimes called “caps,” dental crowns are often used in conjunction with other services, such as a root canal, to allow natural teeth to remain in place while reducing future damage.
A fixed dental bridge is one that has been secured in place to guard against its coming loose, slipping, or falling out. Typically, this is accomplished by placing a dental crown over the two closest and adjacent teeth to which a metal wing can be bonded.
July is National Ice Cream Month, which may cause some to wonder, “what does ice cream do to my teeth?” Or more to the point, “can I eat ice cream and keep my teeth healthy?”
Let’s answer the second question first: Yes, you can eat ice cream and maintain a healthy smile. That is not, however, an endorsement for eating ice cream with impunity.
June is Men’s Health Month. Do you have untreated oral health issues that are impacting your quality of life? Issues such as TMJ and sleep apnea can have far reaching consequences when left untreated. This June, take time to consider your oral health and give Dr. Konig a call to discuss any concerns you might be having.
Dental debridement is a procedure that removes plaque and tartar (calculus) from above and below the gum line. Typically performed as a preliminary procedure leading up to a routine cleaning, debridement may be needed if it has been longer than one year since your last dental visit.