When patients present with worn and broken teeth and want a smile makeover, it is really important to step back and see what has caused the teeth to break and wear in the first place. There is a reason that these teeth break and wear. It really does not make sense to restore these teeth to same bite that caused them to be destroyed in the first place.
The photo can be seen at /cosmetic.htm and is our patient who presented with a desire for a new smile. After discussing his past history and utilizing a thorough clinical exam, joint and bite problems were discovered. He had some symptoms of TMJ , clicking and popping joints were present and several attempts had been made by other dentists to fix his teeth.
Using neuromuscular dentistry principles and treatment, which really involoves looking at the “whole patient”, not just the teeth, this patients TMJ joints, muscles, teeth, and facial musculature were restored. You can learn more about Houston neuromuscular dentists and neuromuscular dentistry on my website or even by going to www.myotronics.com. The results and patients comfort and function are nothing short of amazing. If you have questions about Houston TMJ treatment or Houston Cosmetic Dentistry, please do not hesitate to call our office as we welcome your inquiries. Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, a Houston dentist, 713-668-2289