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Restorative Dentistry

TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder describes a condition characterized by pain in the jaw, neck, and head. Causes of TMJ include excessive clenching of the jaw, grinding of teeth, stress, and an improper bite. Thousands of Indians suffer from facial pain associated with TMJ. At our clinic we now offer several treatment options to correct TMJ related disorders, including several non-surgical TMJ treatments. Dr. Rajesh Naik along with his team, can create a TMJ treatment plan that includes tooth restoration with dental implants or dentures, and fixed or removable bite splints. When worn, these bite appliances prevent teeth from touching each other, and help to reduce pain in the jaw, neck, and head that is the result of TMJ.

To learn more about the TMJ treatment options available at our clinic please contact us today.

BRUXISM (NIGHT GRINDING)

Bruxism is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth, unintentionally, and at inappropriate times. Bruxers (persons with bruxism) are often unaware that they have developed this habit, and often do not know that treatment is available until damage to the mouth and teeth have been done. Damage caused by bruxism often includes the following symptoms. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

Symptoms may include:

Abraded teeth, Facial pain, Oversensitive teeth,Tense facial and jaw muscles, headaches,Dislocation of the jaw, Damage to the tooth enamel, exposing the inside of the tooth (dentin)

A popping or clicking in the TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ)

Tongue indentation, Damage to the inside of the cheek

The symptoms of bruxism may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult a dentist or your physician for a diagnosis..

CAUSES & TREATMENT

Although this habit is unintentional, oral health specialists often point to excessive stress and certain personality types as typical causes of bruxism. Bruxism often affects
persons with nervous tension such as anger, pain, or frustration, and/or persons with aggressive, hurried, or overly-competitive tendencies.

Treatment for bruxism:

Treatment may involve:

Night Guard

– A specially-fitted plastic mouth appliance may be worn at night to absorb the force of biting. This appliance may help to prevent future damage to the teeth.

Biofeedback

-Biofeedback involves an electronic instrument that measures the amount of muscle activity of the mouth and jaw — indicating to the patient when too much muscle activity is taking
place so that the behavior can be changed. This is especially helpful for daytime bruxers.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays (also known as indirect fillings) are designed to fill in cavities and areas of damage in the teeth. Like regular fillings, they protect the teeth from further decay; however, while traditional fillings fit inside a cavity, inlays and onlays are placed on top of the tooth to build up the cusp of the tooth and add strength. While regular fillings are made of a soft material that is fitted inside of the tooth, inlays and onlays are molded from porcelain and cemented in place. Fortunately, Dr. Rajesh has acces to best labs which use latest technologyto fabricate the indirect fillings. To learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays, or other restorative dentistry procedure schedule a free consult with Dr.Rajesh to discuss in detail.

Composite Fillings

In the past, dentists could only treat cavities and tooth ailments with silver and mercury fillings. Modern restorative dentistry has replaced these unsightly fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings made of porcelain or resin. These fillings are sealed to the surface of the tooth, creating a strong bond that prevents future decay. To find out if you are one of the many candidates for composite fillings ,contact us at clinic to schedule a free consult.

Crowns & Bridges

If you have gaps in your smile and find it difficult to speak and chew, dental bridges may be the right option for you. Bridges work by closing spaces in your mouth and filling gaps with long-lasting artificial teeth. Dental bridges are semi-permanent—they can only be removed by a dentist—and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth. Dental bridges can also be attached to dental implants in our clinic for a more permanent solution for missing teeth.

COMPLETE DENTURES

Dental technology has improved dentures, so the varieties available now fit more precisely and look better than the ones your parents may have worn. Today, dentures can be supported by dental implants or carefully crafted to achieve a snug fit onto the gums. The best type for your individual situation can be determined in a personal consultation with one of expert dentists in our team.

IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES

The latest technology in dentistry allows your denture appliance to attach securely to dental implants placed in the jawbone. Strong, virtually indestructible titanium implants are placed by an oral surgeon, and these implants serve as prosthetic roots for your new teeth. There are many benefits to using this process, including the prevention of bone recession. When teeth are lost, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate, which can potentially lead to further tooth loss. Implants are perceived by the body to be natural roots, halting the atrophy of the jaw bone permanently.

Other benefits of implant-supported dentures include greater freedom and confidence. Implant-supported dentures and partial bridges are firmly attached, so slippage is never an issue. You can eat most any food and speak clearly without worrying that your dentures might shift out of place.

REMOVABLE APPLIANCES

At Fresh Breath Dental, we’re proud of the quality of our traditional complete and partial dentures. We take time with each patient, conducting a thorough exam to ensure a custom fit. Your dentures will be carefully crafted to fit snugly, yet gently onto your gums. These dentures are comfortable and designed to stay secure without slipping. Partial dentures, or bridges, are attached to surrounding healthy teeth or dental crowns, and are easily removable for cleaning. Made of acrylic, these prosthetics beautifully mimic the look of your natural teeth and gums, and will encourage you to smile without hesitation as you enjoy the good life again in your social circle.
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About the Doctor

Dr Rajesh Naik

MDS
Dr. Rajesh’s emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enables him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field...

Our Services

  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants play an essential role in restorative dentistry. Because they are permanent prosthetics that are both natural-looking and cosmetically appealing

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

    Do you have a special event or photo opportunity approaching that you'd like to look your best for? Or are you looking for a quick, easy way to subtract years from your face

  • Restorative Dentistry

    In the past, dentists could only treat cavities and tooth ailments with silver and mercury fillings. Modern restorative dentistry has replaced these unsightly fillings