Family Dentistry for Central Maine
Dental Care for the Individual
Maintaining your dental health is important at every age! Please schedule regular appointments for preventative care. We look forward to your visit at least twice a year for a cleaning, exam, and x-rays.
In addition to routine dentistry, Smile Solutions of Maine offers a full-range of specialized dental services in both of our offices. We use progressive dental technology to develop individualized treatment plans and personalized service. The outstanding clinical care Smile Solutions provides will help you achieve optimal oral health.
Crowns & Bridges
Your teeth are composed of two main parts. The crown is the part visible above the gum. The root is the part below the gum that holds your tooth firmly in your jawbone. If the crown of your tooth becomes weakened by decay or fractures, or if it is stained or uneven, it can be restored and strengthened by an artificial crown. Contact us today to ask questions about dental crowns and how they can benefit you!
What is a dental bridge? It is an artificial tooth used to replace one that is missing. A dental bridge is attached to neighboring teeth. One of the benefits of using a bridge to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is how natural the replacement tooth looks and feels. With proper care, a bridge can last for years. See us today if you would like to “bridge the gap” in your smile!
Professional Teeth Cleanings & Dental Exams
Proudly Providing the Communities of Waterville and Winthrop with Professional Dentistry Services
Each person’s smile is unique to them. It is one of our most defining features. Shouldn’t your dental treatment plan be as unique as your smile? At Smile Solutions of Maine, our goal is to keep your smile healthy while providing personalized care for your smile. During your dental exam, our team will take the time to educate you on the best ways to care for your distinct smile. This includes providing different options for affordable dental cleanings and treatments. With two convenient locations in Waterville and Winthrop, ME, you can rest assured that your smile is in good hands. Contact us today and find out what our dentists can do for you.
Why are Regular Teeth Cleanings and Dental Exams Necessary?
Our offices in Winthrop and Waterville, ME takes dental exams & cleanings very seriously. These checkups help our dentists to protect the longevity of your smile. Your dental exam provides our dentists with an opportunity to identify any early potential issues with your oral health, making them easier to fix. Teeth cleanings also allow us to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which at-home solutions cannot remove. This buildup, if left untreated, can cause your teeth to decay and create serious dental problems.
Dental cleanings also help to ensure a healthy bone and gum substructure. Unhealthy red gums (gingivitis) or more severe gum issues with bone loss (periodontal disease) will eventually lead to gum recession, which in turn will expose the margins of crowns or even the root structure of teeth. These problems with your gums can cause issues, such as:
- Increased Sensitivity
- Higher Risk for Cavities
- Tooth Loss
You can have a lovely smile, but if your gums are red, inflamed or bleeding, that will take away from the natural beauty of your teeth. During your teeth cleaning, our dentists use specialized tools to remove plaque and tarter buildup under your gums that at-home dental care solutions cannot remove. This in turn helps to keep your gums healthy.
Smile Solutions of Maine, a Whole-Health Dental Practice
Smile Solution of Maine believes in a whole-health approach to dentistry. During dental exams, we don’t just look at the health of teeth, gums and general aesthetics, but at the overall health of your mouth. Oral health can be connected to chronic disease. So, we review our patients’ health histories and help them with possible issues to which they may be predisposed, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. We then offer advice on how dental intervention can improve these conditions.
Your Dental Exam Comes First
At Smile Solutions of Maine, your dental exam is everything. We purposely don’t preschedule patients for a cleaning prior to their complete examination. We allow your dental exam to dictate how to treat and maintain your smile. In certain cases, if you visited our office for an exam and had a painful tooth, we would take care of your pain first and reschedule the complete exam. Our philosophy is not to have a patient leave our office without getting them out of pain or referred to the appropriate specialist.
During your initial dental exam, our goal is to meet you and find out what your needs are. The initial exam takes about an hour and features a full mouth series of radiographs to diagnose if there are any infections or cavities. We will also work to diagnose the health of the underlying bone which supports each tooth. Most of our patients are impressed by how thorough and painless our complete exams are. We understand that the initial visit can be stressful for some patients; however, we treat patients like we would treat our own family. Our goal is to educate you, take pictures with our intra-oral camera, and create a personalized treatment plan that includes different, economical options that suit your individual situation.
Teeth Cleaning Services in Waterville and Winthrop, ME
After your initial dental exam with our expertly-trained hygienists, we will schedule you for a teeth cleaning. Some patients will need regular dental cleanings every 6 months, and others every 3-4 months. This will all depend on the health of your gums, whether bone loss is a problem, whether there is recession of your gums, and on the mobility of your teeth. During your teeth cleaning, our hygienists and dentists will clean your teeth using specialized dental tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup. We will also professionally floss in-between and around your teeth to help keep your gums healthy.
Will Teeth Cleanings Make Your Teeth Whiter?
Dental cleaning won’t directly make teeth whiter, but they can remove stains caused by things like coffee, wine, cigarette, and tea with a soft polisher towards the end of your teeth cleaning. This can create the appearance of whiter teeth. Our hygienists will take the time to discuss ways to maintain stain-free surfaces on your teeth in-between your teeth cleaning sessions.
Biomimetic Dentistry is the Way of the Future
At Smile Solutions of Maine, our dentists practice biomimetic dentistry. What this means is Bio: Life-Like and Mimetic: copy. This approach is a form of restoring chipped and broken teeth to their original look and shape. The idea is to copy nature as perfectly as possible by layering our composite material and incorporating our tints, and opaques in order to create opacity where it’s necessary or translucency. Teeth are never monochromatic but rather have character that is unique for each patient.
Ready to Keep Your Teeth Pristine?
With over 40 years of experience in providing dental exams and teeth cleanings, you can rest easy knowing your smile is in our care. Our team of dental professionals will take the time to provide you with a customized plan to keep your smile healthy and defend its longevity. Contact one of our two conveniently located offices in Waterville and Winthrop, ME to learn more about how we can help your smile continue to be one of your best features.
Professional Dental Implants in Waterville & Winthrop, ME
Smile with Confidence Again
If you need to replace a tooth, then dental implants are a great first step towards restoring your smile. Our tooth implants provide you with a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. The dental implant specialists at Smile Solutions of Maine in Winthrop and Waterville combine their years of experience with the latest techniques and technologies. Find out how we can help improve your smile by contacting us online or calling our office in Waterville at 207-873-2073 or Winthrop at 207-377-6958 today.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are a very effective and predictable way to replace teeth. Dental implants are simply metal, screw-like artificial tooth roots that provide a foundation for replacement teeth. They are surgically fused to your jawbone to better support your new artificial tooth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have a number of advantages compared to other tooth replacement options including:
- Look and Feel Like Your Natural Teeth
- Improved Speech
- More Comfortable Than Removable Replacement Teeth
- Easier to Eat and Chew
- Improved Self-Esteem
- Don’t Damage Nearby Teeth
- Stimulates Bone Growth and Prevents Bone Loss
- High Success Rate
Dental implants also have the added benefit of preserving bone, and can also be effective in helping retain dentures more predictably.
Our Dental Implant Procedures in Waterville & Winthrop, ME
The first thing our dental implant specialists in Waterville and Winthrop, ME will do is to develop a customized treatment plan with you. One of the many advantages of having Smile Solutions of Maine perform your implant surgery is our in-office cone-beam CBCT machine, which takes 3-D images of the bone for more accurate results. The entire process, from the implant surgery through to the restorative phase of treatment, is all done in the same office and, in most cases, there is no need to see other specialists.
The Process for Implants
The procedure itself to surgically place the tooth implant takes a few hours or less. The average duration of the implant procedure is about an hour and a half, start to finish. During the procedure, our dental implant surgeon will remove the damaged tooth. They will then surgically apply the metal screw-like implants to your jawbone. A temporary tooth replacement is than placed on top of the implant as it heals.
Our dental implant surgeons will then allow the implant and jawbone to heal together in a process called osseointegration. This can take upwards 4-5 months, plus additional time if a bone graft is necessary prior to implant placement.
Once the tooth implant has finished healing, our dental implant specialists will then craft a customized tooth replacement. The permanent tooth restoration is than expertly applied to the dental implant, giving you a natural-looking smile.
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
All of our implants are placed using just local anesthetic. Most of our implant patients tell us that there is very little to almost no discomfort during the procedure, as well as afterwards.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The costs of your dental implant procedure will depend on the final restoration that will be attached to the implant (i.e. a single tooth crown, a bridge with multiple implants or dentures that will snap onto several implants). Most insurances will cover a portion of the cost.
How Long Can Tooth Implants Last?
Tooth implants can last for the remainder of your life. Factors that affect longevity include things like smoking, diabetes, poor bone quality, and excessive forces from habits such as clenching and grinding of teeth.
Ready to Repair Your Smile?
You deserve a long-lasting and natural-looking smile. The dental implant specialists at Smile Solutions of Maine in Winthrop and Waterville, ME are ready to give it to you. By using advanced technologies, the latest techniques, and thanks to years of experience, we work to ensure our patients rest easy knowing that our dental implant surgeons will craft you a beautiful smile. Find out how we can repair your smile by contacting us online or calling our office in Waterville at 207-873-2073 or Winthrop at 207-377-6958 today.
Smile Solutions of Maine: The Best Pediatric Dentists in Waterville and Winthrop
Giving Your Child a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Smiling
There is nothing more beautiful than your child’s smile. A lifetime of enjoying that smile starts with an early foundation of good oral health practices. One the most important oral health habits to develop early in your child’s life is regular checkups with our certified pediatric dentist. Smile Solutions of Maine has over 40 years of experience in providing kid’s dental care and a lifetime of beautiful smiles. We use the latest dental technologies and techniques, so we can provide your child with the best possible oral care. Our children’s dentists are also specially trained on how to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for kids, so they actually want to visit us again. Ensure your child develops a long-lasting, healthy smile by contacting us online or calling our offices in Waterville (207-837-2073) or Winthrop (207-377-6958) to schedule their next pediatric dentist visit today!
Why is Children’s Dental Care Important?
No matter how many teeth have erupted, children should start seeing one of our board-certified pediatric dentists in Waterville or Winthrop by the age of one. Regular dental check-ups, dental sealants, and treating oral health issues early are key to your child’s long-term health. Strong dental care for kids can help improve their:
- Chewing and Eating
- Speech Development
- Overall health
Chewing easily, speaking clearly, and smiling confidently mean a happier, healthier child.
We recommend bringing your child in for a check-up with one of our children’s dentists as early as possible. Our pediatric dentist will not only make sure that their baby teeth are developing properly and check for cavities, but also get them comfortable and excited about visiting our children’s dentist and hygienist. If you wait until your child is older to visit a children’s dentist, then they are more likely to have anxiety about their visits. This anxiety can fester later in life to the point where they could potentially skip visits to the dentist altogether. Easing your child’s anxiety is one of our top priorities during each of their visits, so they feel comfortable with visiting one of our dentists at least twice a year later in their lives.
Our Children’s Dental Services
At Smile Solutions Dentistry, we provide expert children’s dental care to kids as young as one all the way up to teenagers. We first introduce our new pediatric patients to our hygienist. They will go over your child’s health history and perform a thorough cleaning. Our hygienists will then take the time with your child to communicate in kid-friendly terms ways to eliminate plaque and the proper way of brushing and maintaining good oral hygiene habits.
At the end of the cleaning, our pediatric dentist will check each tooth for caries, malocclusion, wear pattern, exfoliation of baby teeth and finalize the treatment. Our children’s dental office also offers a wide variety of additional preventative and restorative treatments, which are usually partially or fully covered by your dental insurance, including:
- Emergency Dental Care
- Cavity Treatments
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental extractions
- Gum Disease Treatments
- Dental Sealants
Treating Cavities is Simple with Smile Solutions of Maine
The most common children’s dental service we provide is cavity treatments. Our dental practice understands how time consuming it can be for the parent and child when multiple cavities are found either because the child has had a bad experience or does not want to go back to the dentist. Our goal is to prevent cavities, which if left untreated, can cause infection and sleepless nights.
For most pediatric patients, if a cavity is found at an early stage, it can be treated without the need of anesthetic or even a filling. Our children’s dental professionals use a technique called the “SDF” approach or Silver Diamine Fluoride. SDF is a safe antibiotic, which arrests caries and can be applied directly into the cavity. SDF contains a high, but safe fluoride concentration, which inhibits harmful microbe growth in plaque that causes tooth decay. This approach has allowed our pediatric dentists to treat cavities more effectively without giving your child a negative experience.
What Makes Us the Best Pediatric Dentist in Maine
Smile Solutions of Maine creates a fun and positive experience for our young patients. We want every child’s experience with our pediatric dentists to be fun and comfortable. Let children’s dentist introduce your children to the wonderful world of pediatric dentistry! We love seeing children smile… and children enjoy spending time in our friendly and caring environment!
Ready to Keep Your Child Smiling?
Smile Solutions of Maine has over 40 years of experience in providing the best children’s dental services to the communities around Waterville and Winthrop. We know how important your children’s oral care and smiles are, so we have invested in cutting-edge technologies and studied the latest techniques to provide exceptional children’s dental care. Through our positive reinforcement and fun, gentle, and caring approach, your child will develop the right habits for a long-lasting, healthy smile. Discover what has made us the best children’s dental professionals in Maine by contacting us online or calling our offices in Waterville (207-837-2073) or Winthrop (207-377-6958) today!
Emergency Pediatric Dentists in Waterville and Winthrop, Maine
Friendly and Fast Emergency Dental Care for Kids
Dental emergencies can be scary for adults, so we understand they can be even more challenging for our pediatric patients. Smile Solutions of Maine is dedicated to providing families in Waterville and Winthrop with upbeat, positive, and child-friendly pediatric dentistry, regardless of the circumstances. We maintain that same uplifting environment in our approach to emergency dental care for kids.
Our office works hard to make our youngest patients happy and set them up for a lifetime of fantastic oral health. When they are in pain, it is our utmost priority to relieve their discomfort immediately. Postponing care is often a recipe for disaster, leading to unnecessary complications that will demand more extensive treatments down the line. The sooner you can visit one of our emergency pediatric dentists, the sooner we can help. Our team excels at putting your child at ease so we can provide them the phenomenal care they deserve. Smile Solutions of Maine is willing to treat emergencies after hours and our dentists are happy to offer parents their personal phone numbers in case of emergencies.
Smile Solutions of Maine treats pediatric dental emergencies, including chipped teeth due to trauma, toothaches in baby teeth due to moderate caries, and (in extreme situations) even permanent tooth replacements. If a child bumped a baby tooth by accident or experienced similar trauma, it’s important for us to know. If your child is experiencing swelling or acute tooth pain, our emergency pediatric dentists are ready to help. Call our offices in Waterville (207-837-2073) or Winthrop (207-377-6958) today to schedule an appointment now.
Do you have a pediatric emergency?
What Is A Pediatric Dental Emergency?
Emergency dental care of kids includes a wide variety of services to relieve your child’s tooth pain and restore their smile. Oral discomfort can be the result of a number of things, from infection and decay to mouth trauma and other forms of damage. Smile Solutions of Maine typically defines a pediatric dental emergency as any time that your child’s pain is so severe that it is disrupting their daily routine or preventing them for sleeping. A diminished quality of life due to tooth or mouth pain is unacceptable for patients of any age, but it is especially harmful to children. If your child is suffering, you need to see an emergency dentist for kids as quickly as you can.
Although any number of problems may ultimately warrant a trip to see an emergency children’s dentist, there are a handful of common issues and symptoms for which you should watch out. Things our emergency pediatric dentists might address include:
- Severe Toothaches
- Severe Tooth Sensitivity
- Dental Abscesses
- Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Teeth
- Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Teeth
- Loose or Missing Fillings
- Unattributed Oral Bleeding
- Pain Due to Orthodontic Appliances
How Do Our Dentist Treat Children’s Emergencies?
Our emergency pediatric dentists are specially trained to diagnose and resolve your child’s oral health issue. Exactly what the treatment regimen should entail will differ significantly depending on the patient and the problem at hand. Generally, our emergency kid’s dentists will prioritize two goals. First, we want to stop the pain. This means alleviating soreness, tenderness, aches, and other forms of distress, as well as eliminating the root cause of the aggravation. Secondly, Smile Solutions of Maine strives to empower even our youngest patients to better care for their teeth moving forward and prevent the emergency from reoccurring.
In extreme cases, Smile Solutions of Maine has helped pediatric patients after they lose a permanent tooth in sports accidents, playing at a summer camp, and roughhousing with siblings. Those events are truly dental emergencies, and we would expect parents to call right away. Even an hour can make a big difference when it comes to successfully re-implanting a tooth.
Procedures that our emergency dentists for kids might offer include:
- Treating tooth or mouth pain directly
- Extracting unsalvageable teeth
- Repairing broken, fractured, cracked, knocked-out, or chipped teeth
- Repairing loose or missing tooth fillings
- Repairing loose or missing dental crowns
- Treating serious dental infections
- Relieving oral discomfort due to orthodontic appliances like brackets or wires
How Are Children’s Emergency Dental Services Different Than Adult Services?
When it comes to how we differentiate between our approaches to emergency dental care for kids and adults, it is mostly a question of degrees. Regardless of the patient’s age, Smile Solutions of Maine believes in developing a trusting partnership between our team and your family. Patients enjoy and preserve the best outcomes when they are equally invested in their dental health. Our emergency pediatric dentists simply know how to go the extra mile to guarantee an age-appropriate delivery of that same quality of care. This can influence so much about how we deliver care, including how or when our team recommends options for sedations, the methods we choose to reduce pain, how we deal with a problematic baby tooth, what kid-friendly advice we give on avoiding a similar accident in the future, and more. The most important thing is that the emergency pediatric dentist distills and communicates information about treatment to your child on his or her level, so your little one can become as confident an advocate for their own wellbeing as possible.
Baby teeth represent a unique challenge for dentists and are surprisingly important. Even though baby teeth are replaced by the permanent teeth eventually, maintaining them until a certain age provides many benefits to your child. By age 3, most pediatric patients will have all of their 20 baby teeth. Some kids will not lose certain baby teeth due to genetic factors or because the permanent tooth never developed. The only way to check whether a pediatric patient has finished growing their permanent teeth is with a panoramic radiograph, which Smile Solutions of Maine offers in our practice. Furthermore, if baby teeth become severely decayed and require early extraction, there is always a chance that shifting will occur in the mouth. This may rob the incoming permanent tooth of sufficient space to erupt and develop properly. This sort of situation can lead to many complications. Feel free to ask all these questions during any visit to our office. Each pediatric patient is unique therefore communication between our emergency pediatric dentists and parents is always important.
Do You Need an Emergency Pediatric Dentist?
Smile Solutions of Maine enjoys more than four decades of experience in providing the best in emergency pediatric dentistry. We understand just how important your kid’s oral health is, so we leverage cutting-edge technology and a warm, friendly staff of experts to help your child feel his or her best again. When you have a dental emergency on your hands, our office will do our best to schedule a visit with one of our dentists as soon as possible, often on the same day you call. Witness first-hand how we earned our reputation as the premier emergency dentists for kids in Maine by calling our offices in Waterville (207-837-2073) or Winthrop (207-377-6958).
Do you have a pediatric emergency?
Full or partial dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. These are custom-made to fit comfortably in a framework that rests on your gums. Our dentures will look natural, help you to chew, assist in clear speaking and improve your appearance. Over time these prosthetics will need to be re-evaluated due to ongoing changes in gum and bone structure. These custom dentures will play a vital role in the maintenance of your dental health.
Dental x-rays are an essential tool that help us see areas of your teeth, mouth, and jaw that would be otherwise impossible to view with the naked eye. The knowledge gained from x-rays can be invaluable to your health. In our office, we use digital dental x-rays systems that are more sensitive than older dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to radiation is cut by as much as 50 percent. These digital films allow enlargement for your viewing and for improved diagnosis. Records are easily transferred to other doctors.
Fluoride therapy is utilized in children and adults as a dental decay preventive. This in combination with other approaches that will enhance your dental health.
Veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth so you have a beautiful, sparkling smile! Veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are durable and can be made to match the existing color of your teeth, or they can be made a whiter, brighter shade than your natural teeth. Veneers are a great way to correct crooked, cracked, discolored, and misshapen teeth for a vastly improved smile.
Sports Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are worn during recreational, professional, or competitive sports activities – including practice, competitions, and games. Without a mouth guard, you risk chipping, breaking or even losing teeth. We offer custom-made mouth guards that give you a professional level of protection. Our mouth guards are much more effective than the type of mouth guards you can buy over-the-counter in a drug store. We can also make them to match school or team colors!
Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Winthrop and Waterville, ME
Brighter Smiles for a Brighter You
Your teeth naturally become discolored over time. What we eat and drink, along with several other factors, can contribute to teeth appearing yellow and dull. One of the most common requests we receive from our patients is for a professional teeth whitening solution. Our cosmetic dentists will work with you to design a customized dental whitening program tailored to brighten your teeth and unique smile. Contact our offices in Waterville and Winthrop, ME to discover how our cosmetic dentists can whiten your smile.
Smile Solutions of Maine is the Best
At Smile Solutions of Maine, our cosmetic dentists take the time to discover what makes your smile unique and how we can help improve it. We utilize the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology to provide you with the best professional teeth whitening treatment in Maine. Our dentists will also take the time to educate you on how to help ensure your teeth stay whiter after the teeth bleaching is complete.
Customized Teeth Whitening Trays
Our most popular dental whitening solution is the at-home tray. During your professional teeth whitening appointment, our cosmetic dentist will record the initial shade of your teeth first. We will then continue with impressions to create thin, custom trays that fit over your teeth. These plastic trays are a one set fee, and you can store them in a plastic container that our office will provide for any future applications.
Small quantities of whitening gel are then placed within the tray. The whitening gel comes in plastic tubes of varying strengths. They can last a long time. These teeth bleaching gels can also be applied with at strengths, depending on your sensitivity level. The advantage of these customized trays is that you can store them and use them again at a later time, like before a wedding or school pictures.
After your initial visit, we will schedule appointments at two-week intervals to check the progress of your teeth bleaching and increase the strength as needed.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Teeth bleaching does not hurt the enamel of the teeth. However, some patients have sensitive teeth, and whitening at higher strengths can intensify sensitivity. For this reason, we start with the lowest strength of whitening gel for short periods of time to ensure our patients are comfortable. This is a safe technique, and we can always increase the whitening strength depending on your comfort level.
How long will your teeth whitening last?
How long your professional teeth whiting lasts will depend on a variety of factors. Are you a smoker? Do you drink red wine, tea, or coffee every day? Do you have a dry mouth? Your dental whitening will not last forever, which is why we create custom trays that you can use as you wish. Some patients will have results that last for a few weeks to months at a time depending on their diet and how meticulous they are in brushing and flossing regularly.
Our Ultimate Aesthetics Teeth Whitening Option
Our cosmetic dentist can also provide you with our “Renamel Composite Technique” option. Some patients cannot achieve the ultimate white smile they desire unless we do direct composite veneers. These ultimate aesthetics are not only reliable, but can strengthen your teeth at the same time. Our professional teeth whitening procedure requires very minimal tooth preparation and, we usually only need to roughen the enamel prior to adding this composite material. These are very different than the porcelain veneers you might be used to receiving.
We usually recommend the teeth whitening process to patients who already have worn or chipped teeth and would like to restore the tooth structure that has deteriorated over the years. It’s very different than a crown preparation and preserves the natural tooth structure. This technique requires time, skill, and passion. Our cosmetic dentists are very happy to go over this option with you in more detail during your initial consultation appointment.
Ready to Brighten Your Smile?
Smile Solutions of Maine has over 40 years of experience in providing professional teeth whitening solutions that can drastically brighten your teeth. You deserve a more natural-looking, whiter smile. Schedule your dental whitening consultation with one of our conveniently located offices in Winthrop or Waterville, ME to learn more about how we can enhance your smile.
Say goodbye to silver fillings… a more attractive material is now available! If you need a filling, our doctors will offer to use a composite material that matches the shade of your tooth. There are many benefits to white fillings besides being more attractive. Not only do tooth-colored fillings look more natural, but they result in less tooth sensitivity, they are free of metal, and they are strong. We feel this material is an excellent alternative to traditional silver fillings.
A Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. It allows for the opening and closing of the mouth. This is the most used joint in the entire body, and it affects your teeth and gums, and your ability to talk, chew, and swallow. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) occurs when the lower jaw is not in the proper position relative to the upper jaw. If you are suffering from TMD, a custom-made night guard that is created using advanced digital imaging and 3D tomography can help relieve your pain.