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What is full mouth reconstruction?

An example of full mouth reconstruction completed at DaVinci Dentistry, utilizing full ceramic crowns

An example of full mouth reconstruction completed at DaVinci Dentistry, utilizing full ceramic crowns

Full mouth reconstruction, also called full mouth rehabilitation, is necessary for patients with severe dental problems. These problems can take many forms, from eroded teeth to jaw misalignment. Full mouth reconstruction is required when literally every tooth in the mouth must be rebuilt.

Because prosthodontists like Dr. Khal are known as the “quarterbacks” of dental treatment plans, they’ll utilize one or many individual treatment options to reach the end result of full mouth reconstruction.

Some of these options may include:

On the moderate end of the spectrum, tooth whitening techniques may be utilized as part of your full mouth reconstruction. In some situations, orthodontics may even be needed to adjust teeth and jaw alignment. When possible, we utilize the Invisalign system here in our office, but when braces are needed, we coordinate care with orthodontists.

This is because the end goal of full mouth rehabilitation is to make your smile beautiful, functional and healthy.

 

 

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Do I have obstructive sleep apnea? 8 common symptoms

A man rests his head on his hands after a restless night's sleepObstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax during sleep, blocking the airway and disrupting breathing, causing it to stop and start repeatedly. One of the most eye-opening things we tell our patients is that they may not even know they have obstructive sleep apnea. Because obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs during sleep, you’re likely not to be aware of it. What you can take stock of, though, is symptoms you may experience throughout the day.

Below are eight common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea:

  • loud snoring (often witnessed by another person);
  • cessation in breathing (also often witnessed by another person);
  • dry mouth upon awakening;
  • morning headaches;
  • waking up repeatedly during sleep;
  • excessive sleepiness/drowsiness during the day;
  • irritability; and
  • attention problems.

Are you experiencing many or all of these symptoms? While this list may not outright mean you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with this disorder, it does mean you’ll want to talk to your dentist or other health care providers to find out more.

As dentists, we can fabricate a customized oral appliance just for you, designed to keep the airway open during sleep. This gives you back the rest you need, allowing you to more fully embrace each day. Talk with us about diagnosis and treatment options during your next appointment. Contact us: 817-251-9333.

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Welcome to DaVinci Dentistry

The Best Family Dentist in Southlake TX

We are genuinely pleased that you have chosen us to be your dentist in Southlake, TX. We are always excited to see new smiles coming through our door and brighter ones walking back out! Our practice utilizes modern technology and clinical excellence based on research and success rates to create a balance of quality, value and personalized care for you and your family. Every effort has been made to offer you a well-developed philosophy of care that includes quality materials, efficient procedures, easy-to-understand treatment options and a diverse range of dental care that include:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Implants
  • Whitening
  • Root Canals
  • and more.

If quality of treatment is our first goal, then our second goal is patient comfort. As a family dentistry practice, we understand the reservations held by many in regards to dental treatment. Let our cozy services keep you and your loved ones comfortable while we work. We proudly offer audio/video entertainment, cozy blankets, and even chair massagers and medical pillows for those with neck and spine concerns. Your family will love coming here every time they need a check-up with their favorite dentist in Southlake, TX.

Call us today at (817)251-9333 to find out how we can make your mouth healthier and your smile brighter today.

 

DaVinci Dentistry | Dentist Southlake TX (817)251-9333