Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but what good is a beautiful smile if the materials used for dental work are not biocompatible and the jaws do not function properly and without pain? At the Sunnyvale dental office of Dr. William B. Langston III, we offer comprehensive holistic dentistry that combines traditional treatment with alternative approaches. Dr. Langston understands the various ways in which the mouth and the body are connected, and he knows that dental choices can affect overall health. We believe that no one should have to go through life experiencing chronic pain, and your dental care has the power to positively affect your level of overall comfort and quality of life.
When we say that we use biocompatible materials for your restorative dentistry, what do we mean? Biocompatible materials are materials that work well with your oral structures, preventing any possible problems that can arise from using non-compatible materials. A great example of a biocompatible material is composite resin, which offers an alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Silver amalgam fillings don’t work as well with the teeth, leading to problems several years after placement that you won’t experience with biocompatible composite resin fillings. Composite resin fillings are also mercury free, making them a more healthful option for your restorative dentistry.
Though we often take them for granted, jaw joints are a vitally important part of continued oral and overall health. Also called temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, your jaw joints are located directly in front of each ear. This complex joint is controlled by the muscles in your jaw, and even a slight misalignment or imbalance is this system can mean suffering with headaches, teeth grinding or clenching, neck and shoulder pain, and other health complications. As a leader in the field of joint disorder study and treatment, Dr. Langston uses proven, conservative therapies to correct a bad bite and restore balance to a patient’s teeth, joints, and jaw muscles.