Full Smile Makeovers in Arlington & Southlake
Malfunction of the bite is of the utmost of importance, and is addressed first and foremost. Dr. Doctor will evaluate the way your teeth come together to ensure that your bite provides the most stable foundation from which your beautiful smile originates. Your bite not only involves the temporomandibular joint and mandibular process but it also involves the muscles that are attached to these areas. Symptoms such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and ringing of the ears (tinnitus) are often indicators that you have a neuromuscular disorder and that your facial, neck, and shoulder muscles are in a hyperactive state. This muscular imbalance must be corrected first to prevent any problems following your dental restoration. The good news is that Dr. Doctor is here to help.
Good oral health includes cavities, any stage of gum disease, or gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused by infection or plaque surrounding your teeth and is a common cause of tooth loss. The more serious type of gum disease is periodontitis which can lead to inherent systemic disease or other potentially fatal complication.
Once your bite and oral health tissue conditions are cleared, the smile makeover process can begin! Chipped cracked or discolored teeth can be aesthetically restored, may include any combination of porcelain veneers, tooth-colored restorations, porcelain or CEREC® crowns, bridge treatment, dental implant/bridges/dentures, and laser tooth whitening. The final result is a gorgeous smile that really, really allows you to be proud once again and achieve true confidence in your smile!