Is your jaw sore sometimes or do you have head pain or headaches?Are you aware of clinching or grinding your teeth?Do you snore at nighttime?
Are headaches and neckaches a part of your day?
Does your jaw joint pop or make noise?
Do you feel as if you have an earache?
The temporomandibular joint
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Spaces between Front Teeth
Dental Bonding utilized to Close Spaces
There are usually several options when it comes to cosmetic dentists offering treatment for closing spaces for patients. Porcelain veneers can be beautiful and skillfully utilized to close spaces such as that in the photo above.... Read More
TMJ treatment is not a new field in dentistry, however, it is truly a field in which new therapies and treatment modalities are being developed based on new understandings about this complicated TMJ joint.
What has not really changed is the general way that TMJ is taught by dental schools and... Read More
Missing Lateral Incisors Missing lateral incisor teeth are quite common and often pose issues on the best way to treat this. Advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques allow for several options that patients can choose from, these considerations must also consider the patients age as well: 1) ... Read More
Worn and broken teeth are the window to knowing that something else is going on. If you fall into this criteria, it is important to find out what has caused this before restoring your teeth with cosmetic dentistry. This can make the difference in how long your porcelain veneers or porcelain... Read More
Many patients present with worn and chipped teeth and are interested in a smile makeover. When a patient presents with significant wear and damage to their existing teeth, it is always wise to see why this has occurred. Many patients do not realize that their bite (occlusion) or TMJ problems... Read More
Bruxism is classified as grinding of the teeth and often involves clenching as well. Bruxism has numerous causes including bite related problems, stress, medical issues, some mediations, and even sleep apnea.
Not everyone is aware of bruxism or develops symptoms from it. Some symptoms of bruxism... Read More
Implant Restored with Ceramic Crown
Dental Implants are now cosmetically/ restoratively driven and not surgically driven. This means that implants being placed today should be planned and placed with the end in mind. We have many tools that allow us to make implant dentistry predictable and... Read More
Dentistry is constantly evolving and the techniques to benefit our patients constantly changing. To be high-tech is not to simply own new equipment. A larger part of having a practice on the leading edge of technology is the learning of advanced applications and techniques that make the delivery... Read More
We see so many TMJ pain patients who come in and have had several "splints" made in the past and said that it did not help. The common question is why did it not help. This is a complex question. To begin with, what is the diagnosis of the problem? If a patient has only muscle problems... 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.