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Earlier this year we were able to diagnose and treat a patient who was suffering from jaw pain. She had seen three different professionals, but none of them understood her problem. After visiting our office, she kindly added a review of her experience to Google. Read on to learn how we were able to help.

I know you can get so busy that you may put your own dental health on the back burner. Sometimes, you might overlook or tolerate signs of trouble — sore or bleeding gums, a tooth that may be sensitive to hot liquids, a bite that isn’t quite right — until it becomes a problem you can’t ignore. It happens. I want to encourage you not to postpone dealing with these issues because catching problems early can save you pain, time, and frustration. The old saying “a stitch in time saves nine” is extremely relevant when it comes to dental care. It’s never too early to take care of your teeth!

Many people suffer from migraine headaches, jaw pain, pain in the neck or face, and poor sleep quality. They may also experience problems with their bite and have difficulty closing their mouths comfortably. Without realizing it, they could be suffering from a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). This condition involves the temporomandibular joint that connects your skull to your lower jaw. Treatment can be very effective in providing relief, but it requires a provider with knowledge of the disorder and the skills required to develop solutions unique to the individual.

If you, a member of your family, or a friend is experiencing symptoms like those I mentioned that are associated with TMD, or any other kind of dental problem, we would be honored to be of service in finding a solution. Providing you with the dental care you need is what we look forward to! Please contact my office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

All the best,
Dr. Britt

On the Fence About Dental Implants?

Would you like to hear “real life” stories from patients to learn about their experiences? We recently sat down with Peggy, Elizabeth, and Marna, three of our dental implant patients, and asked them to share their thoughts with us.

Do you also have missing teeth? Do you want to do something about them but you aren’t sure what? Like Peggy, Elizabeth, and Marna, many of our patients have chosen to replace missing teeth with dental implants. This is an excellent option because implants provide you with the closest thing to your “real” teeth by providing a stable, permanent foundation for crowns and bridges.

Peggy, a patient with us since 2002, mentioned how comfortable she has always felt in our care. In the past year, she had a cracked tooth. She opted to have a single implant with a crown instead of having a bridge made. She said the team at Dentistry by Angela Britt helped her to feel relaxed throughout the process — and she was surprised that the process was not painful. She is thrilled with the outcome because the implant is very strong and feels like a “normal” tooth.

Elizabeth was impressed when we asked and listened to her concerns. She came to realize that she had been compensating for her missing teeth for a long time. She told us that her implants were a perfect fit from the moment she received them and they have provided her with a new way of living — and eating! Now she can’t imagine not having them!

Marna has been happy with our team and the implant procedure itself — she felt “no pain!” She shared that she feels fortunate that she found Dr. Britt and all the “wonderful” people on our team.

If you are contemplating what to do about one or more missing teeth, take a minute to watch and listen to Peggy, Elizabeth, and Marna share their stories. Sometimes, there is nothing quite like hearing from someone who has had an experience to help us decide what we should do. If you have questions about implants, or any other concerns that you would like to discuss, please contact the office to schedule a consultation.

All the best,
Dr. Britt

A Transformation You Won’t Believe

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One of the best parts of being a dentist is merging art and science to change a person’s life. It may sound extreme to suggest that dentistry is life-changing, but when a patient is so self-conscious about their smile that they avoid talking, laughing, photographs, or social situations altogether, a cosmetic dental treatment can quite literally change how they interact from day to day. Maybe you can relate to this personally or know someone else who has had a similar experience and might benefit from a cosmetic treatment. Recently, one of my patients was selected by Paisley Magazine to participate in their “April Smile Takeover,” which included restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as aesthetic enhancements. Together, we accomplished a transformation that can only be described as awe-inducing. Skeptical? Learn exactly how I helped my patient achieve the look she’d been wanting for years.

Meet Elizabeth …

Several years after the passing of her husband, Elizabeth decided that it was finally time to get out into the world and try new things. She began volunteering, learned how to speak Italian, and practiced meditation, for starters. One particular event loomed large, though: the 50th reunion of the Vardell Hall Girls School. Elizabeth understood the value of self-care, so we came up with a game plan that would give her a smile to match her vivacious personality.

The Procedures …

Due to jaw pain, failed root canals, and worn-down restorations, Elizabeth’s transformation was completed in several stages:

  • We started by treating her TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) with an orthotic device that would correct her bite and end her jaw pain.
  • Implants were placed where root canals had failed.
  • Excess bone matter (called tori) was removed, allowing for proper placement of her tongue and improved airway function.
  • After gaining a clear picture of what Elizabeth wanted her new smile to look like, restorative crowns were placed on her teeth and implants.
  • While the above treatments provided a natural “face-lift” by filling out what previously appeared to be sunken in, we finished with Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dermal fillers to enhance her lips, providing the perfect frame for her new smile.

Looking good for her class reunion was Elizabeth’s original motivation, but she gained so much more from her smile transformation. Her improved airway function allows Elizabeth to enjoy a restful night’s sleep; when she wakes, she is energized and motivated to do the things she is passionate about. Her beaming smile perfectly complements her confidence and zest for life.

Every day, I am reminded of how powerful dentistry can be. Elizabeth’s story is just one of many that make me proud to be a dentist. If you’re ready to place yourself somewhere on your priority list, contact my office to schedule a consultation. Together, we can help you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Fondly,

Dr. Angela Britt

John

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I enjoy my attention-getting smile and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Tammy

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Honestly, I don’t know where to start. Dr. Britt and her staff are great! My teeth look so beautiful and I’m so pleased with how everything turned out. Everyday, someone is telling me that I have beautiful teeth. I was recently in New York and a gentleman told me that my teeth were so pretty that I could be in a toothpaste commercial (true story)! I’m not a big fan of the dentist, but Dr. Britt and her staff made me feel very relaxed. Thank you again to Dr. Britt and her staff – they were wonderful!

Leslie

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There is no question that I made the right choice with Dentistry by Angela Britt. From the moment I walked into Dr. Britt’s office, she made me feel confident and comfortable. Dr. Britt and her professional team calmed my nerves and turned the entire experience into a warm, positive one. Her dental representative familiarized me with the advanced technologies available so I was able to make an informed choice for the extensive dental work I had in mind. I’ve always wanted a beautiful smile and today I have one-thanks to Dr. Britt and the care of her exceptional staff.