If TMJ treatment is searched on the web, one will find many different options for treatment as well as some that list themselves as TMJ specialists. There is no recognized American Dental Association specialty in TMJ so technically, there is no such thing as a TMJ specialist. Some practictioners... Read More
There are two primary types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Central sleep apnea, the less common of the two, occurs when signals between the brain and the muscles of respiration stop communicating. This type of sleep apnea is often linked to another health condition or disease and is... Read More
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.
Plaque is a... Read More
Dental implants are inserted into the jaw where they replace the roots of missing teeth. Following insertion, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration during which osteoblasts and connective tissue in the jaw adhere to tiny holes on the surface of each implant. This serves to... Read More
In the short video below, one of our patients discusses how she has progressed with myofunctional therapy and open bite treatment for the treatment of TMJ pain. As is often the case, this patient was unaware her chronic facial and neck pain, including headaches, were related to tongue positioning... Read More
Before Dental Bonding
Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a treatment during which a composite resin is applied to the teeth to address various general and cosmetic dental problems. While often thought of as primarily cosmetic, dental bonding offers the dual benefits of improved... Read More
Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Konig is pleased to offer porcelain veneers as a solution for aesthetic imperfections in the smile. If you are unhappy with your smile, Dr. Konig encourages you to call our office at 713-425-1302 for a consultation where you can learn more about our cosmetic... Read More
There are a number of TMJ pain and Cosmetic Dentistry cases that often go hand in hand. This is more of what we term, Functional Cosmetic Dentistry™. The case below shows the before photo of a gentleman who presented with two concerns:
TMJ popping with pain, and ear congestion
Cosmetic concerns:... Read More
A surgical facelift targets the middle and lower areas of the face. During facelift surgery, skin is removed, and fat and tissue are repositioned to produce a lifted and more youthful appearance – sometimes reducing apparent age by as much as 10 years. Facelifts in the the dental office, by... Read More
This week 3 patients asked about using activated charcoal toothbrushing to whiten their teeth and wanted to know if this was safe. Interestingly, there is a thread on Instagram exploiting the benefits.
IS IT SAFE TO BRUSH WITH or USE ACTVATED CHARCOAL POWDER?
Simply stated NO. Activated Charcoal... Read More
Disclaimer: The information throughout this cosmetic dentistry website is not intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided by Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIAPA is intended to provide general information regarding cosmetic, sedation, and neuromuscular dentistry including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, tooth whitening and TMJ treatment for residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Galveston, Sugar Land, Baytown and nearby areas in Houston. This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us today for a personal consultation.