TMD/TMJ

TMD/TMJ

The small joint that can be a big pain.

Do you suffer from headaches, migraines, jaw pain, sinus problems, earaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, teeth grinding and clenching, or jaw clicking and popping??
All of these symptoms could come from temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMD), and they can be addressed through the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) treatment at Legacy Dental in Burleson, TX.

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TMD/TMJ can come from a number of sources, including jaw, neck, or head injuries, diseases such as arthritis, misalignment of your bite, or even stress. The temporal mandibular joints (TMJ), ligaments, and muscles in front of your ears are responsible for opening and closing your jaw, and improper functioning can lead to not only painful symptoms but, in severe cases, irreparable damage.

Dr. Barroso’s comprehensive examination identifies the source of your discomfort and determines the treatment that is right for you. Contact Legacy Dental today to schedule your consultation and take your first step toward a functional, pain-free mouth.

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Dentures

DENTURES

Smile confidently in comfort.

Are you missing teeth? Dentures offer you an affordable and reliable custom solution to your problem. At Legacy Dental, we specialize in fitting customized dentures suited for your individual needs. Schedule an appointment with us to find out if dentures are the right choice for you. Our exceptional dentists will provide you with expert consultation to see if dentures would be a good fit. At Legacy Dental, we aim to provide you with a customized dental solution tailored to your lifestyle requirements.

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Types of Dentures

We offer the following denture options:

Partial Denture
If you have a few teeth missing in different locations, then a partial denture is the best solution to replace your teeth. A plastic base, colored to blend with your gums, holds the wireframe responsible for supporting your dentures and keeping them in place.

Complete Denture
If you have a medical condition or experienced trauma from the total loss of your teeth, then a complete denture procedure could be a good option for you. Over recent years, advancements in technology improved the fit and functionality of dentures that have made the procedure more effective and efficient.

Temporary Dentures
At Legacy Dental, we also provide temporary denture solutions for patients as well. Temporary dentures offer patients a dental solution while they are receiving cosmetic dentistry to replace missing teeth. With a temporary denture, you get the benefit of a natural smile while waiting for dental implants or dental bridges.

Why Choose Dentures?

Legacy Dental patients receiving dentures often experience a life-changing moment when they fit and use their dentures for the first time. Patients that had to avoid chewing on one side of their mouth due to a broken or missing tooth, now find that they can use their entire mouth for eating. Dentures provide a non-invasive method of replacing your teeth, with no surgery required.

Are There Other Dental Options?

While dentures provide patients with an affordable and practical way to replace missing teeth, it may not always be the best option for your unique needs. Cosmetic dentistry procedures offer a tremendous value that feels and looks more natural.

At Legacy Dental, we also offer hybrid procedures that utilize both implants and dentures. If you live in Burleson or the surrounding areas, book a consultation with us. During your visit, our expert dentists will examine your mouth to see if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

After the examination,we will take an impression of your mouth to build a denture. After our dental team receives your denture, we implant the metal posts under the gum line and then secure the denture to the post.

This revolutionary procedure gives our patients the benefit of a fast and stable process that produces excellent results using implant technology.

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DENTAL BRIDGE

Wouldn’t we all love to have whiter, more healthy-looking teeth?

If you’re missing teeth and you’re not a baby or a young child, you’ve probably found that it can be rather embarrassing. Unfortunately, once your “adult” teeth have grown in, it seems harder to get respect in your daily life with a toothless smile. The good news is that tooth loss is surprisingly common in adult Americans.

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Whether it’s from tooth decay, gum disease, a failed root canal, or an accident, many adults are missing teeth somewhere in their smile. In fact, nearly 7 in 10 adults have lost at least one of their teeth by the time they turn 44, and by the time we turn 74, about one-quarter have no permanent teeth left at all!

Effects of Missing Teeth

If you are among this population, you know the difficulties that follow when you lose a tooth. Including the impact on how you speak, your ability to chew, and what you eat, your self-esteem may also take a hit, especially if the missing tooth now causes an unsightly gap in your smile. If left untreated for a time, a missing tooth may also cause your teeth to shift, lead to a painful condition known as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), or increase your risk for gum disease and tooth decay.

How to Fix Missing Teeth

Before you panic, know that Dr. Barroso had lots of options that can help fill in the gap that a missing tooth leaves behind. Fixed dental bridges are among the more common choices and work exactly how they sound: by bridging or filling in the space caused by a lost tooth. Fixed bridges are just that – fixed – and cannot be taken in and out of the mouth and are typically held in place via bonding cement and/or metal substructures.

Types of Bridges

Made from porcelain, porcelain-over-metal, metal alloys, or gold, a bridge uses neighboring teeth to anchor one or more artificial teeth in between them. Although there are several types of fixed bridges, there are three main types:

  • Conventional/traditional fixed bridge
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Resin-bonded bridge (also known as a Maryland bridge)

Cost of a Dental Bridge

The cost of a bridge depends on a variety of different things, including your insurance coverage, the techniques of the dentist and lab technician who makes it, where you live and your dentist practices, and the type of bridge you choose. The good news is that they can last anywhere from five to twenty years if well cared for, so it’s best to go for regular checkups and practice good oral hygiene to keep the area clean.

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CERAMIC CROWNS

We offer multiple options for ceramic dental crowns!

Dr. Magers can make you a crown that’s harder, stronger, and lasts longer than metal or ceramic-on-metal crowns.

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IPS E.Max® Dental Crowns

Scientifically, they are a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. Optimized for translucency, durability, and strength for use in crowns. That translates to the best of both worlds crown: it’s strong and looks great. The structural integrity of the crowns and bridges made from IPS e.max has been proven to be the strongest dental prosthodontic to date by a team of researchers at NYU.


IPS e.max®, an advanced pressed ceramic, has greater strength than most previously and widely used crowns. This ceramic can be used to make limited bridgework using heavy connectors. It is made from lithium disilicate crystals. This monolithic lithium-disilicate porcelain can be used for full-contour restoration or thinned down with a porcelain layer applied.


Features

  • Beautiful translucence and extreme esthetic
  • Three times stronger than Empress
  • 400 MPa flexural strength
  • Crystals of Lithium Disilicate glass
  • You can build enamel porcelains with this ceramic crown
  • Free of metal

What are the benefits of the IPS e.max®?

  • Natural color variations and translucency
  • Superb esthetics
  • Single unit crown can be used anywhere in your mouth
  • Hypoallergenic

When can this crown be utilized?

  • Perfect for veneers,
  • thin veneers (no prep),
  • anterior crown
  • posterior crowns,
  • inlays/onlays
  • 3-unit anterior bridges,
  • and 3-unit posterior bridges (up to the second premolar as an abutment tooth)

When will the IPS e.max® not be best utilized?

  • Bridge spans exceeding 3 units
  • Bridges that extend beyond the second premolar, as an abutment tooth
  • This product is not recommended for patients with other occlusal dysfunctions or bruxers.

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Here at Legacy Dental, we utilize the best technology and have some of the bests dentists in Burleson, TX. We do everything we can to ensure you have the best dental experience. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS IN BURLESON, TX

There’s No Reason To Live With Tooth Loss.

Struggling with tooth loss? You aren’t alone. More than 175 million people are experiencing a similar situation. There are several causes for tooth loss, including accidents, trauma, and disease, that may damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, dental implants are a permanent solution that can help you achieve a bright and beautiful smile. Legacy Dental offers this treatment to patients that need a painless, reliable, and convenient way of replacing lost teeth.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, used to support replacement teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time, providing a stable base for artificial teeth like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants offer a durable and long-term solution for missing teeth, enhancing oral function and aesthetics. They are favored for their natural appearance and the fact that they don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support, preserving overall dental health.

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Why Choose Dental Implants?

Losing your teeth impacts every aspect of your daily life and can be embarrassing. Unfortunately, the negative social stigma surrounding tooth loss can make social situations uncomfortable, especially when front teeth are the problem. And removable dentures can be difficult to deal with as you eat and communicate with other people throughout the day. You don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer. If you already use dentures or are missing several teeth, you are an ideal candidate for dental implants! Here are some remarkable benefits you can enjoy when opting for dental implants in Burleson, TX:

  1. Biocompatibility: Dental implants are typically made from titanium, a material that is well-tolerated by the human body. This biocompatibility ensures a lower risk of rejection and a higher rate of successful integration with the jawbone.
  2. Improved Oral Function: Implants function like natural teeth, enabling efficient chewing and clear speech. Unlike dentures, which may slip or cause difficulties in pronunciation, implants provide stability similar to natural teeth.
  3. Aesthetic Appeal: Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing the overall appearance of one’s smile. They are crafted to match the color and shape of surrounding teeth, providing a seamless and natural look.
  4. Bone Health Preservation: One of the unique benefits of implants is their ability to stimulate and maintain jawbone density. When natural teeth are lost, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Implants act as a tooth root, providing the necessary stimulation to preserve bone density.
  5. Durability: Dental implants are known for their longevity. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, they can last many years, often a lifetime, which makes them a cost-effective solution in the long run.
  6. Oral Health Preservation: Unlike bridges, which require grinding down adjacent teeth, implants do not negatively impact surrounding teeth. This helps in preserving the natural tooth structure and overall oral health.
  7. Improved Comfort: Once integrated into the jawbone, implants do not cause the discomfort that is often associated with removable dentures. They eliminate sore spots and the need for adjustments that come with dentures.
  8. Convenience: Implants eliminate the need for the adhesives and the daily removal associated with dentures. They are a permanent solution that requires the same care as natural teeth – brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.
  9. Overall Well-being: The improvements in oral health, function, and appearance can significantly boost a person’s confidence and quality of life. People with dental implants often report better overall well-being due to the combined benefits of function, aesthetics, and comfort.

Today’s dental implants last longer than any other type of dental restoration, with a success rate as high as 98%. Most people can expect their new implant to last for the rest of their life.

Types of Dental Implants Offered at Legacy Dental

Depending on your needs, we offer:

  1. Single Tooth Implants: Best for individuals who are missing one tooth. This involves inserting an implant in the jawbone, topped with a crown, offering a natural-looking replacement.
  2. Implant-Supported Dental Bridges: Suitable for those missing several teeth in a row. Instead of being supported by natural teeth, the bridge is anchored on implants, providing a more secure and durable solution.
  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: Ideal for patients missing most or all of their teeth. These dentures are secured onto implants for greater stability and improved function compared to traditional dentures.
  4. Denture Stabilization: For those with existing dentures, stabilization using implants can significantly improve the fit and function, reducing slippage and discomfort.

Additionally, we accept referrals from area dentists to place your implants, then allow your primary dental provider to restore them in their own practice.

What To Expect When You Get Dental Implants

Getting dental implants is easier than you might think. Our Burleson dental experts can precisely place your implant in a manner that results in the least discomfort possible. Additionally, we offer in-house sedation to help you relax through this straightforward procedure. To learn more about our dental implant treatments in Burleson, visit our Dental Implant FAQ page. You can also read more here about what dental implants treatments will be best for your needs:

If you have further questions about what dental implants can do for your smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation!

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