Pain and discomfort from TMJ disorder can often be confusing and detrimental to overall quality of life. Many patients may not recognize that they have the disorder or they may only believe it is a symptom of stress or poor sleeping arrangement. However, untreated TMJ disorder can worsen over time and lead to the deterioration of the facial muscles that control and align the jaw. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with the signs of TMJ disorder and seek immediate treatment if you suspect that TMJ disorder is causing your head and neck soreness or jaw stiffness. You can make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for a TMJ disorder evaluation today. The restorative dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ Disorder is a degenerative group of dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles. These joints are located on each side of your face just in front of your ears. TMJ disorder can be caused by myofacial disturbances, jaw injuries, or arthritis.
What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
- Jaw noises such as clicking or popping sounds
- Chronic headaches and ear aches
- Face and neck pain
- Jaw stiffness
- Difficulty chewing or yawning
TMJ Disorder Treatment Appointments in Brookfield, WI
Elmbrook Family Dental offers TMJ disorder treatment with the NTI Tension Suppression System. This oral appliance system has proven effective in treating and reducing TMJ associated symptoms. You don’t have to put up with the pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder any longer. Make an appointment with the highly qualified family dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. They can provide immediate treatment for your TMJ disorder. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and nearby areas.
What a wonderful success our food drive was! We collected 27lbs of food, and also $70 in cash donations. Thank you so much to all of you who donated! We are so thankful for patients like you who enjoy helping those in need as much as we do. Patricia K. donated 18 bags of food and was the winner of this wonderful gift basket. Thank you Patricia! We hope you enjoy all of your goodies.
The holiday season is upon us and our office hours will vary through the end of December. Here are dates to be aware of:
Thursday, November 27th and Friday November 28th: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 24th- Friday December 26th: CLOSED
Let’s face it. We put our teeth through a lot of wear and tear. If you’re like most people, you have more than one concern about your smile. You may not only want a whiter smile, but a straighter, better aligned or more consistently shaped and spaced smile. Fortunately all of these concerns can be addressed by one simple procedure, cosmetic bonding. To see if cosmetic bonding is right for you, just make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The cosmetic dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.
The Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
Cosmetic bonding procedures are surprisingly simple. The dentist starts by finding a composite resin shade that matches your teeth. Then the surface of your tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. This helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired tooth shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the putty- like resin. After the material is hardened, the dentist will trim, shape and polish it to match the sheen of the tooth surface.
What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?
- Dental bonding is an incredibly versatile cosmetic procedure. Dental bonding can help to correct:
- Decayed teeth (except cavities)
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps and spaces
- Elongate shortened teeth
- Irregular shaping
- An alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect tooth roots exposed by receding gums
Cosmetic Bonding Appointments in Brookfield, WI
Although cosmetic bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, it may not be able to correct more severe tooth damage or misalignments. To find out if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you, make an appointment with a trusted team of cosmetic dentists. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.
November 11th, 1918 was the day World War I ended. Today, we celebrate November 11th as Veterans day. A day to remember all of the men and woman who have served in our military and who currently serve. We take this day to remember the commitment these people have made and still make for our country. Many local businesses reach out to those veterans by offering some great free goods. So, if you’re a veteran, check out this list of some great free things that JSOnline has posted today. Enjoy!
Thank you to all of you who serve and who have served in the past. We are so grateful!
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A “partial” is a term most people use to refer to a partial denture. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth, usually attached to a gum colored plastic plate. If you are missing more than one tooth but you have mostly healthy teeth, getting a custom-fitted partial to replace your missing teeth is a good solution. Partial dentures can be set up in multiple ways. It’s important to replace any missing teeth to prevent the shifting and misalignment of your other teeth and to maintain normal oral functions like eating and speaking clearly. If you need to replace your missing teeth, make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.
Types of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. Removable partial dentures fit in the mouth with metal clasps that hook onto surrounding teeth and require daily maintenance. Fixed partials, also known as bridges, are partials that are anchored to surrounding healthy teeth by a dental bridge. Dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be shaped and fitted with dental crowns (caps) to allow more room for the bridge and partial denture to fit comfortably in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that replace missing tooth roots and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. Partial dentures attached to dental implants are securely snapped onto the implant but can be easily removed.
Quality Partial Dentures in Brookfield, WI
Although dental implants offer the most benefits, individual medical factors may affect your eligibility to get dental implants. In some cases, removable partial dentures may be the best option. The choice should be made in a consultation with your dentist. Make an appointment with the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental currently serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.
We hope you have been having a wonderful year! As the end of 2014 is quickly approaching, we are writing to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of any dental insurance benefits you may have remaining.
Every year you receive a maximum amount of dollars from your dental insurance company that you or your employer pays for. Those of you who have incomplete treatment ought to utilize your available benefits otherwise this paid benefit is lost for the year.
If you have funds set aside in a flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare saving account (HSA), now is the time to schedule treatment so your copayment amounts can be applied to this year’s deductions.
Your health is important to us and we want to provide the care you deserve. Calling ASAP will afford you the opportunity to obtain a more convenient appointment time. We find that the holiday season is always our “busy time”, as patients wait to call last minute to use these benefits. So call soon and we will happily accommodate your schedule.
Call today to schedule your appointment!
Having a beautiful, straight smile is something that many people strive for, and they are willing to go to great lengths in order to achieve it. If you have always wanted a straight smile but have been deterred because of the idea of having a mouth full of metal, you may be living with a smile that you are merely settling for. If you have a smile that is misaligned or gapped, you may feel as though you will not be able to achieve the smile of your dreams while still being able to look like your natural self. If you feel as though that is the case, you no longer need to worry. Our doctors are able to align your smile with absolute ease by offering Invisalign to their patients.
One of the amazing things about Invisalign is the fact you are able to gently straighten your smile without being obvious about your treatment. When you come in for your appointment, our doctors will be able to sit down and discuss your wants and needs, deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you. They will take impressions of your smile, and send them to a dental lab to have your aligning trays made. Each tray is custom made just for you, and each one signifies a new stage in your straightening process. By having the trays made just for you, this ensures amazing results and a personalized treatment. The trays sit nearly invisibly on your smile, so you are able to smile and communicate with confidence! All you have to do is wear each tray for a certain amount of time, and when you are ready to begin the next phase of your straightening process, simply remove the aligner you are wearing and apply the next one in the set! If you would like our doctors to help you straighten your smile using Invisalign, contact our office, and we would love to help!
Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.
On a daily basis, we put our teeth through a lot of work! While those pearly whites are helping you to smile, bite into those yummy sandwiches and chew up that fantastic food, we need to remember to keep them safe from gum disease, breaking and decay. Follow these simply steps to lower your risks:
Use your teeth for biting and chewing food. Contrary to what a lot of us do, teeth are not made for removing tags from that adorable new shirt you just bought. Or as a bottle opener! Yup, we’ve seen it all. Using your teeth for things like this can cause to chips, cracks or breaks. Don’t worry, if you didn’t read this blog in time, we are only a phone call away and can get you fixed!
Avoid sipping on juice, sports drinks, coffee, soda and diet soda all day. These liquid sugars and acids pose a much lower risk when they are consumed with a meal. Just remember the catchy phrase: “Sip all day, get decay.”
Brush twice daily and floss daily! Rinse with water between meals or chew sugar free gum. Having these simple things in your routine greatly reduce your chances of getting gum disease, cavities and build up.
See your favorite Elmbrook Family Dental team members twice yearly for routine cleanings, exams and x-rays. Early detection and prevention lead to lower cost dental visits in the future!
Many of you have consumed xylitol and didn’t even know it. So let us tell you a little bit about what it is, and how it can help improve your dental health.
Xylitol is a product often used as a sugar alternative. It is the main ingredient in a few common sugar free chewing gums than many of us chew. It is what makes your piece of gum sweet and tasty! So, how is it so good for your teeth? Use of xylitol through chewing gum, xylitol mints, toothpaste or other products may lower your risk of getting tooth decay by a third. It helps to stimulate a healthy salivary flow and can promote remineralization of enamel. Less cavities? Sounds good to us!
Next time you’re in the check out lane at the grocery store, stop and check out labels on the sugar free gum. Consider chewing a piece after meals, or when your mouth is feeling a little dry. Xylitol products and a good water intake can play a key role in pushing off your next trip to the dentist.