Posts for: January, 2016

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
January 27, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

What is bioesthetic dentistry?

Bioesthetic dentistry is an integrative approach to dental care that treats the teeth, bones, muscles, and joints of the jaw together. It’s bioesthetic dentistrybased on the philosophy that the function of your jaw and the aesthetics of your smile are closely intertwined, not separate aspects of your dental care.

What can bioesthetic dentistry do for me?

Bioesthetic dentistry helps you reach a state of “optimal biologic form”--meaning a smile that is visually attractive,properly aligned, and pain-free.

A misaligned bite can be the source of many ailments, including:

  • TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction--locking, popping, clicking, or pain
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  • Worn-down tooth surfaces
  • Excessive decay
  • Headaches and neckaches
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Pain in jaw muscles

Our patients frequently find relief from jaw pain, excessive neck tension, and headaches as well as from their immediate dental concerns. With an aligned bite, it’s possible to maintain strong teeth that will remain naturally beautiful and healthy for a lifetime.

What will my treatment involve?

First your dentist will examine your jaw and bite for areas of excessive wear. X-rays, photos, impressions, and bite tests may be used to assess the overall function of your teeth and jaw.

Treatment typically begins with the use of a splint to help guide your jaw into alignment over a period of 3 to 6 months. Once the jaw has been stabilized, your teeth are restored to alignment to help distribute the forces of chewing evenly. The exact process depends on your specific needs, and may include a variety of treatments such as:

  • Orthodontic care
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Contouring and reshaping
  • Veneers

Bioesthetic Dentistry in Radcliff, KY

If you're suffering from jaw pain or worn teeth, Dr. Ernest Skaggs can help you resolve your dental problems at the source for an attractive and healthy smile. To learn more about how bioesthetic dentistry can benefit you, request your appointment with Dr. Skaggs or call (270) 351-3265 today.

Dentist in Radcliff, KY
Dr. Ernest Skaggs
555 W Lincoln Trail Blvd, Suite 25
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 351-3265
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