Dr. Konig's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Houston Cosmetic Dentist Serving Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, & Nearby Areas of Texas

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September 18, 2019
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  This is an outdated treatment technique that is sadly still used.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... Read More
September 13, 2019
Botox is not new and has been around for cosmetic procedures such as reducing wrinkles.  Many patients have asked about Botox for migraines and TMJ pain which is often advertised and promoted on television.  This came about as some doctors noted that when using botox for wrinkles some patients... Read More
September 03, 2019
Too many times correction of misaligned bites is focused on the lower jaw whereas most of the time the culprit is the upper jaw. When a patient has a narrow upper jaw this causing a person to bring the lower jaw back too far so they can get their teeth together to eat, chew, and function.  This in... Read More
September 03, 2019
There are several different options for whitening teeth, including over-the-counter options that contain peroxide. These teeth whitening options penetrate the enamel to oxidize colored compounds in the dentin – the dense tissue that comprises a majority of a tooth’s structure. When dentin is... Read More
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
August 21, 2019
The tongue is often thought of as one muscle, but it is actually a matrix of muscles that work in conjunction to perform a variety of tasks. Incredibly strong, the tongue can twist, extend and shrink, bend, suck, and cup, and this is to say nothing of its most useful functions: assisting in chewing... Read More
August 14, 2019
TMJ can cause a wide range of symptoms in patients, not only TMJ symtoms.  Many times TMJ issues manifets themselves in other areas. Some issues that TMJ can cause are: Tingling in hands or fingertips Sleep Apnea Shoulder pain Tourette’s Syndrome Some fibromyalgia issues Tinnitus Dizziness or... Read More
August 09, 2019
  Porcelain Veneers are a way to enhance your smile with Cosmetic Dentistry.  You cannot correct overbites or underbites with porcelain veneers.  However, bite correction can be completed with porcelain restorations that can also change profiles, reverse aging facial appearances, correct overbites... Read More
Category: TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry
July 30, 2019
Cosmetic Dentistry is a broad term.  In fact almost all dentistry should be planned and considered with the cosmetic perspective as the endpoint.  Two things need to be considered with Dental Implants: 1) Function 2) Cosmetics                                     This case shows what Functional... Read More
July 22, 2019
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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: Conventional orthodontics such as braces or Controlled Arch Orthodontics™ Functional cosmetic dentistry services... Read More
July 08, 2019
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  Every time I have the opportunity to help patients with TMJ pain or sleep problems I am grateful to have the knowledge to help these patients.  There are so many kids and adults who do not function well due to not being able to breath properly.  Reduced oxygen often leads to mouthbreathing which... Read More
Category: TMJ, Sleep Apnea
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