Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, and filling gaps between teeth. There is no one solution that is right for all cases.
Dental Implants for a Perfect Smile
Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth!
Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that are just like the real deal! Implants are solid enough to eat any food, don’t move when you talk, and don’t need to be removed at night.
Snoring and Sleep Disorders: What you need to
Often snoring is dismissed as an annoyance, but it can be a sign of a very serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is caused by a blocked airway. The tongue falls backward during sleep and can fully or partially block the airway. The body then struggles to obtain air, and this causes the vibration we call snoring. Much of the time the body will continue to get just enough air, so there will be very little harm. However, this condition is one of the signs that sleep apnea could be right around the corner.
Apnea episodes can occur from 30 to 60 times per night. This oxygen deprivation causes people to feel exhausted when they wake up, as though they haven’t really been sleeping. They’ve spent most of the night fighting for air, so it’s no wonder they feel tired, headachy, and irritable. The lower oxygen levels also put a strain on the heart.
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are medical problems, so we make sure your individual situation is fully addressed by starting with an objective medical assessment. After referral from a physician, you’ll receive a thorough dental examination by Dr. David or Dr. Joel, who will discuss all options, advantages, limitations, and consequences.
After you are fit with the oral appliance that should work best for you, we’ll take any needed time to adjust the appliance to a comfortable and effective position. Then we recommend a follow-up evaluation by the referring physician to objectively document the effectiveness of the therapy. We like to see all our sleep patients twice per year long term during active treatment to ensure the integrity of the oral structures and continued effectiveness of the treatment.
These appliances may reduce the health risks associated with apnea without surgery or medication.
Cosmetic Imaging – See How Your New Smile Will
Look Before Any Treatment!
Cosmetic imaging allows us to show you what can be done with your teeth and smile before you even start treatment. Computer images of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added, or lightened, resulting in your new smile. It is exciting to actually see your treatment goal!
Dental Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Digital radiography has truly arrived. Dental Digital Panoramic X-rays have followed along, with more precision and lower radiation. A single digital image of your entire mouth is taken, while using 75% less radiation than standard X-rays!
of TMD include:
• Trouble/soreness opening and closing the mouth
• Clicking or popping of the jaw
• Pain in the jaw muscles
• Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face..
TMD may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Cartilage buffers the two bones and five muscles that meet, but any problems in this area can create quite a bit of pain and biting difficulties.
Services – Prevent Your Headaches and Jaw Pain Fast with NTI Dental
Do you get migraine headaches from “grinding” or “clenching” your teeth at night while you sleep? This symptom is caused by a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or "TMD." Dr. Hamilton can help you get fast relief from tension or migraine headaches and sore teeth and jaw with our non-surgical TMD treatment therapy. The NTI-tss Plus™ Dental Guard protects teeth, muscles and joints by suppressing parafunctional muscle contraction by almost 70%. Originally developed to prevent migraine pain, the NTI-tss Plus is proven to be a superior alternative to full coverage bite guards.