Dr. Konig's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

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

April 20, 2018
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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
Category: Dental Implants
April 11, 2018
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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
Category: TMJ
April 10, 2018
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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
April 06, 2018
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TMJ issues can cause facial asymmetry with or without pain.  Most often these issues for uneven jaws can be treated non-surgically.  However, many orthodontist and Oral Surgeons may tell you the only way to fix this is to do orthognathic surgery.   Sadly, many cases get treated surgically and have... Read More
Category: TMJ, Sleep Apnea
March 20, 2018
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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
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
March 03, 2018
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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
Category: TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry
February 15, 2018
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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
February 09, 2018
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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
February 05, 2018
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Overbite is a condition in which the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth in the front of the mouth and, under most circumstances, it is not an issue that necessitates intervention. In fact, a slight overbite is incredibly common and should not interfere with normal function at all. It is when... Read More
Category: TMJ
January 22, 2018
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Jaw development can have a profound impact on the strength, alignment, and appearance of the teeth. Malocclusion, which includes conditions such as overbite and underbite, crossbite, tooth crowding, and gaps in between teeth, is not typically genetic. However, feeding behaviors early in life, mouth... Read More
Category: TMJ, General Dentistry