We provide you with a broad range of dental services:
This is one part of dentistry that truly artistic dentists really enjoy. Creating utterly life-like teeth is an art. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t.
Look in a mirror and you’ll notice your teeth are many colors. And each tooth is an individual, uniquely shaped from the others with its own characteristics.
Dr. Reichwage is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he has been trained by two of America’s most recognized dentists, Dr. William Dickerson and Dr. David Hornbrook.
There are three types of esthetic dentistry:
Esthetic lifelike restorations used primarily for front (anterior) teeth to mask discoloration, improve alignment, and close spaces between teeth.
Restore teeth to natural form and function that have cavities or that have been fractured. Indirect resins are a two step procedure that also utilize a dental laboratory.
Direct Resins also restore teeth that are fractured or have cavities and are done in the office in a single appointment.
Tooth WhiteningZoom in office Whitening is :
- Fast and Convenient
- Long Lasting
- Low Sensitivity
- Proven to be safe and effective
Your smile is important. It is one of the first things noticed when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful and can make you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Your life style and the normal eating process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, soda, berries and red wine or smoking. Regardless of why your teeth are discolored, Zoom Whitening can get your smile looking its best.
- Family Dentistry
- Preventative Dentistry
– Closys– Sulfate free fluoride toothpaste and rinse
– Sonicare– Rechargable sonic toothbrush
– Hydroflosser– Hydro-magnetic irrigator
- Laser assisted treatment of periodontal disease
- Soft tissue laser dentistry—including laser-assisted tooth-lengthening
- Personalized smile design – Are you a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
- Are you embarrassed about smiling in front of people?
- Do you ever put your hand up to cover your smile?
- Do you dislike your smile in photographs?
- Do you look through magazines and envy the models’ smiles?
- Do you wish your teeth were whiter?
- Do you think you show too much, or too little of your teeth when you smile?
- Would you like to change the way your teeth or gums are shaped?
- Do you have gaps or spaces between your teeth?
- Are you considering braces for that perfect smile?
- Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth
- Porcelain veneers (These are used to close spaces, lengthen, even, and whiten your teeth)
- Metal-free, biocompatible “tooth-colored” restorations
- Crowns & Bridgework
- Implant restorative dentistry for missing teeth
- All-Ceramic Implant crowns
- Root Canal Therapy
- Prosthetic tooth replacement—dentures & clasp-less partial dentures
- Temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Headaches The Dental Conection
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry? (NMD )
The way that your upper and lower teeth come together (your bite or occlusion) is part of a system of teeth, muscles and joints. If your teeth do not fit together properly (misaligned bite), the muscles and joints accommodate work to get them together.
A misaligned bite often leads to muscles that are overworked when they should be relaxed, leading to various painful conditions. Neuromuscular dentistry considers the entire system that controls the positioning and function of your jaw. The neuromuscular dentist seeks to establish a jaw position based on a harmonious relationship of the three main factors affecting occlusion – the teeth, muscles and jaw joints. The resulting jaw position is called the neuromuscular bite.
Headaches – The Dental Connection
Most people don’t think to mention headaches to their dentists. Yet, muscle-contraction (tension) headache is the most common form of headache. It typically results in pain on both sides of the forehead and sometimes in the neck as well. The temporalis muscle, located in the forehead and to some extent around behind the ear, is the muscle group that postures your jaw. A 2007 AGD (Academy of General Dentistry www.agd.org) publication stated that experts estimate that 75 percent of all headaches are caused by muscle tension, which may be related to the bite. Simply stated, if your forehead muscles have to work overtime to properly align your bite, they may go into spasm which in turn leads to poor oxygenation of the muscle, retention of by-products of metabolism, and – ultimately – pain.
There are many possible causes of headache. The Neuromuscular Dentist is trained and equipped to diagnose and treat headache of muscle tension origin. Non-invasive tests can establish whether or not muscle tension may be the cause of your headaches and whether dental treatment might resolve your headache problem. If you suffer more than an occasional headache or frequently take medication for headache pain, it is well worthwhile to talk to a Neuromuscular Dentist about it.
Following are a few of the more common symptoms that may possibly be associated with your bite. If you have one or more of them, a visit to a dentist with special training in this field can rule in or rule out malocclusion (bad bite) as a cause.
Achieving Truly Relaxed Muscles
To help your muscles reach a true relaxed state, a device called the Myomonitor is used to deliver gentle electrical stimulation to your muscles. The Myomonitor is a battery operated electrical muscle stimulator. Mild electrical stimulation is delivered through adhesive patch electrodes attached over nerves that control specific muscle groups. The virtually painless stimulus delivered by the Myomonitor will cause your facial and jaw muscles to twitch or” pulse” once every one half seconds. After about 40 to 60 minutes, this electrically induced “exercise” will allow your muscles to overcome their programming and go to a relaxed state.
Why is Evaluation of Physiologic Function Important?
The state of the teeth and the joints very often cause the muscles to accommodate. Evaluation of the hard tissue alone does not provide insight to the true status of the occlusal system. This is why the Neuromuscular Dentist uses objective, scientific documentation methods in the comprehensive evaluation of occlusion. Through the use of jaw tracking, electromyography and joint sound recording, a complete analysis of the function (or dysfunction) of the masticatory system is accomplished.
The Right Bite Can Relieve Painful Symptoms
It is estimated that 40-50 million Americans suffer symptoms related to a bad bite and jaw misalignment.
- Headaches and Migraines
- Pain or pressure in and about the eyes
- Sinus problems
- Ringing in the ear
- Stuffiness in the ear
- Subjective hearing loss
- Pain in or around the jaw
- Stiffness in the shoulders and back
- Radiating pain down your arm to your fingers
- Habits or grinding teeth
- Clenching teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Abnormal tooth wear
Dr. David Reichwage and Team at
Fort Wayne Smiles Offering Denture Fountain of Youth™ To Fort Wayne and Area Patients