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Invisalign is a comparatively new type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical, ugly looking metal braces. Invisalign is revolutionizing the orthodontics world by giving patients a different option besides ugly metal braces brackets.
Invisalign are custom-made clear plastic aligners that will help you by shifting your teeth slowly back into their proper position. Patients who would have never considered braces before are now giving Invisalign a shot because of the lack of restriction like brackets and wires that come with regular metal braces.
What is Invisalign made of?
After your doctors create a unique, treatment plan that clearly maps out the movement of your teeth. You will be allowed to wear your new Invisalign clear aligners which will apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan and move your teeth accordingly.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible. That means people meeting you may not even notice you’re wearing aligners. These are so practical that you can also remove them to eat or drink, to brush or floss, and also enables you to go free on those special occasions. Moreover, Invisalign has no metal brackets or wires that could break in your mouth, chipping teeth or penetrating gums and send you to your doctor with a mouthful of blood for an emergency visit.
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Why wait weeks, or even months for that bright white smile you’ve always wanted? If you are looking for teeth whitening in Choctaw Oklahoma, laser whitening from Choctaw Dental is the best way to get the results you deserve. Call today for a consultation.
So, What is TMJ Really?
The Temporomandibular Joint is the flexible hinge joint located between the back of the jawbone (mandible) and the skull. (temporal bone) The joint attaches right in front of the ear, an area with high sensitivity. The TMJ is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing the jaw to move easily up and down as well as side to side. This extended movement, not found in all joints, makes the TMJ prone to issues.
TMD can be caused by trauma or injury to the jaw, or surrounding muscle groups in the face, neck, and shoulders. Direct impact or sudden jerks, such as whiplash can also contribute to this condition.
Other causes may include grinding or clenching of the teeth due to habit, or stress, a dislocation of the soft cushion inside the joint or rheumatoid or osteoarthritis in the temporomandibular joint itself.
Treatments for TMJ
Our staff understands the importance of applying the right fix to the right problem. With TMD, the treatments can range from a simple night guard appliance, to protect the teeth and realign the jaw, to open jaw surgery. In most cases, dental work, medication for pain or stress, and other simple remedies can help to alleviate symptoms.
We will work with you to locate the cause of your discomfort and apply the treatment indicated to alleviate the problem. Our goal is always to get our patients back to as normal a life as possible, as quickly and comfortably as possible. While issues with TMD can be stressful, they are not unmanageable and we will explore a full range of options to get you back to your normal self.
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If you think you are suffering from issues in the TMJ, call Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces today! We will work with you to find the right solution for your smile.
What’s the Difference
- There are ready made guards that come with many helmets, and are available in any sporting goods department.
- There are boil and bite guards that are first softened, then fitted to the athlete’s mouth. These are better.
- Finally, there are custom fitted dental athletic guards.
What to Look For
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One damaged tooth in an otherwise healthy smile can be disturbing. This is especially true if the damage is severe enough that a traditional filling is not enough to cover it. When this occurs a “cap”, or cosmetic crown can be made to restore the appearance of the tooth. Think of it as a veneer that covers your whole tooth for extra strength. The crown is shaped to fit the damaged tooth and recreate the size and shape of the original natural tooth. Since the cosmetic crown is custom made, the color can also be matched to your natural teeth. We will take digital photos so that the master lab technician can return a ‘Wow!’ result.
Cosmetic Crowns are used in a wide variety of situations. Most commonly, there is more of a healthy tooth gone than remaining. This is analogous to having more of a duct tape than a pipe, or more of a bond-o than a car. If there would be more filling than natural tooth, the filling will fail quickly and it won’t look natural. This is why we recommend a crown over the top. It can and will hold your tooth together in order for you to be able to smile naturally and chew like before. Cosmetic Crowns can also be used to anchor bridges and other dental appliances. Occasionally they are made to be removed along with the bridge.
In cases where the entire tooth is removed because the root is broken and a dental implant is installed, a Cosmetic Crown is formed to replace the missing tooth. This type of crown fits over the anchor of the implant. Permanent crowns are very strong and can restore a patient’s ability to bite and chew normally.
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If you are looking for someone to build a cosmetic crown, Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces is your best choice. Call us today for a consult.
Cosmetic crowns are made from a variety of materials. Most patients prefer crowns that blend with natural teeth. In these cases, porcelain, ceramic or resin composites are used to create a tooth that will leave you guessing which you paid for and which you grew! At patient requests, other crowns are made from metals, including gold. Combination crowns may have a metal component underneath a layer of porcelain or ceramic.
Forming the Crown
Crowns are formed in a two part procedure. First we clean and make needed repairs to the tooth. A mold is then taken of the tooth and sent to a dental lab to have the crown created. A temporary crown may be created to cover the work and allow a more natural appearance.