The Temporomandibular Joint (often referred to as the TMJ), is the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. TMJ disorder occurs when this joint becomes injured or damaged.
We understand that fear of the dentist is a very real problem, and that it often acts as a barrier, preventing people from receiving the preventative care and any dental treatment that they need. However, sedation dentistry makes it possible for virtually everyone to undergo the dental procedures that they need to keep their teeth healthy and looking fantastic.
In the past, dental procedures to replace teeth that had been lost or extracted as a result of damage or decay had to take place over a number of appointments. In between these, patients could be expected to be fitted with a temporary solution that, while functional, had a variety of limitations. For example, patients may be given temporary crowns while waiting for their final, custom-designed versions to be created. However, since these are not secured permanently, patients may not be able to enjoy certain foods in case the temporary crowns pull out. Similarly, their temporary crowns may not fit well and be uncomfortable.
Losing a tooth is an unfortunate but common part of life. In fact, most people in America will lose a tooth by the time they reach their thirties. Fortunately, there are many dental options available for patients suffering from a missing tooth or teeth.
Dental crowns are a common dental treatment that restores a damaged tooth by capping the tooth. Dental crowns are often used to restore a weak, cracked, or broken tooth. Sometimes dental crowns are used to hold up a tooth that has a large cavity filling when there is little tooth structure left.