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We are committed to providing our patients with full information about their dental health and the care we provide.
Your health is important to us, and any time you have a question about our practice or dentistry in general, feel free to give us a call or fill out our convenient online email form.
Check out our selection of questions we are often asked. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, just call!
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We know that seeing a dentist typically isn’t at the top of everyone’s list of favorite activities. But we also know that providing a comfortable, welcoming office filled with friendly, skilled, helpful people along with homelike amenities such as wide-screen TVs, comfy chairs, a coffee bar, and Internet access is an excellent step toward changing that.
Our Staff Puts You At Ease
At Reliant Family Dental, we have a highly skilled team who understands that dentistry should not be painful or scary. We make your comfort a high priority and even offer nitrous oxide for those patients who need a little help relaxing in the dental chair. Don't be afraid to ask! Dental phobia is more common than you might think – millions of American feel the same way you do.
Our goal is for every one of our patients to enjoy visiting our office and getting the care they need and deserve from a talented and compassionate team. We don’t believe that dentistry needs to be scary and stressful, and we practice dentistry with the patients' needs first in our mind.
If there’s ever anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable, don’t hesitate to let us know! We want to make your experience a great one!
We're Here For The Whole Family
At Reliant Family Dental, we are here to treat your entire family – it’s right there in our name! We love treating kids, and kids love coming to our office!
We Want to Grow With Your Family
Part of what makes our job enjoyable is the fact that we love watching families grow! We make each experience a positive one so your child will develop a good relationship with Dr. Meunier and our team. This takes the fear out of dentistry for your kids. We always speak in a language they can understand and avoid scary terms that can put our littlest patients on edge. We will start with simple preventive treatments that make the most sense based on the age of your child, and as they grow, we will implement more preventive and diagnostic procedures to protect their teeth and gums.
We Set Your Family Up For Success
We also work to educate parents on caring for their child's teeth and gums. By practicing effective home care, maintaining regular dental exams and cleanings, and considering additional preventive treatments such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, we can keep your children's teeth and smile bright.
Call today to schedule your child’s dental appointment with Evansville dentist Dr. Chris Meunier. We can't wait to meet all the members of your family.
Starting At Age Three, Children Are Welcome
We welcome children beginning at the age of three. Of course, if you have questions, want to make sure they are developing typically, or if you suspect something is wrong, you can make an appointment for your little one before then.
Your kids first dental appointment is an exciting time! This appointment is as much about communicating with you, the parent, as it is about checking your child's oral health. We can go over proper home care techniques, show you how to brush and clean your child's teeth and gums, and go over what you can expect as your little one develops.
We Work With Your Child
We move at the pace that is right for your child. If we can clean their teeth, we will! If they do not want to cooperate at this young age, that's ok too. We can add in additional oral health treatments as they become ready.
We want each dental visit to be fun, educational, and interactive for your child. Setting up a positive foundation can have a lasting impact on the future of their oral health! By starting on the right foot, they can avoid many common dental conditions associated with childhood.
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Prevention is what it is all about! By protecting your child's oral care, you are taking an enormous step toward a healthy future. To schedule your child's appointment, please don't hesitate to give us a call today!
While porcelain veneers are designed to be durable, they won’t last forever and may need to be replaced after about ten years.
You can extend the life of your veneers by:
- Taking good care of your teeth with a regular brushing and flossing routine
- Visiting us for regular checkups
- Brushing your teeth after consuming foods and drinks that stain
- Not smoking
- Avoiding chewing things that are not food such as ice, pencils, and fingernails.
Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential to the health of your natural teeth as well as your restorative dentistry. If you have a clenching and grinding habit, a nightguard can protect your veneers from damage while you sleep.
If you have chosen the type of veneers that require preparation of the teeth (which removes a layer of enamel), the process is irreversible, and you will need to keep veneers on your teeth permanently. While they are a lifelong commitment, most of our patients wouldn't have it any other way! They love the new look of their smiles and wish they had opted for treatment sooner.
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If you are considering porcelain veneers, please call our office so we can discuss the process and your options with you.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the top of the teeth to conceal many cosmetic flaws.
Some types of veneers require that a layer of enamel is removed before they are placed, a process that is irreversible. Veneers are made by a lab and need at least two appointments to complete. They have a realistic appearance and are slightly translucent, much like your natural teeth. We design them with your goals for your smile in mind and take great care to make sure they look natural.
Bonding also conceals a number of flaws but requires less prep work than veneers. Bonding can be performed in a single appointment. The material is applied to your teeth by Dr. Meunier and then shaped to fit. It is the same material we use to create tooth-colored fillings – a mixture of BPA-free plastic and microscopic glass particles. Once the fit is correct, and the problem is fixed, the bonding material is cured using a particular type of light. Cosmetic bonding also looks great, but will not always give you the same natural appearance that porcelain veneers provide.
Call our office to schedule a consultation and determine which process is right for you and your needs.
Generally speaking, no.
It's Unique To The Procedure
Some procedures that might be considered “cosmetic” in nature may be covered because they are also being done to improve the functionality of your teeth, such as porcelain crowns or tooth-colored composite filling. This is true for patients with severely damaged smiles due to an accident or chronic clenching and grinding. Because your dentin may be exposed, it can cause sensitivity and make you more prone to decay. In cases such as this, your insurance may cover a portion of your treatment. Ultimately, it depends on your insurance and your level of coverage.
We Offer Financing For You
At Reliant Family Dental, we make it easy for you to get the dental care you need – including cosmetic treatments – because we offer to finance through CareCredit and the Quality Dental Plan. We can discuss ways to phase out your treatment over time to help you fit it into your budget. We can start by repairing the teeth that most need our attention and move on from there. We also offer super affordable options such as cosmetic dental bonding and teeth whitening.
To learn more about how we are making cosmetic dentistry more accessible for everybody, please give us a call and set up a consultation appointment with Evansville dentist Dr. Chris Meunier.
Get A Lifetime of Beautiful Teeth
Dental implants are a remarkable modern dental technology that replaces missing teeth with lifelike prosthetics that look and function like real teeth.
The implant itself is a titanium “root” that is placed in your jaw and fuses with your bone over time. This process, called osseointegration, gives you a stable foundation to hold your dental crown in place. Dental implants do not move or shift like dentures, and they provide our patients with convenient, reliable dentistry that allows them to enjoy an unrestricted diet.
Once your dental implant "root" heals and fuses with your bone, Dr. Meunier can restore the implant with a durable and natural-looking crown, which is crafted to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. When you smile, no one will notice you have a dental implant, and you can take care of it just like your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings are essential to the longevity of your dentistry – including dental implants.
Secure Dentures and Bridges
We can also use dental implants to secure other dentistry prosthetics such as fixed dental bridges and dentures. This use of dental implants combines the affordability from these treatments with the stability and health benefits of dental implants. A few strategically placed dental implants can keep your teeth from shifting when you eat, smile, and laugh.
If you're interested in dental implants, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office today! We're happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
If you have missing teeth, chances are you’re hiding your smile, chewing on one side, and wishing for something better. At Reliant Family Dental, we get it, and we want to help.
Dental implants in Evansville, IN are the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement. And our patients who have undergone the dental implant process could not be happier.
Dental Implants Equal the Gold Standard in Tooth Replacement
There is simply no better tooth-replacement restoration on the planet. Dental implants look natural, feel natural, and function as normal teeth. Dental implants also up your oral health, improve your dietary selection, and help save existing teeth. Their versatility is remarkable.
When teeth are missing, the teeth left behind tend to shift toward these new cavernous spaces, which lead to uneven chewing, loose teeth, and wear. Additionally, your jawbone disappears without the support of teeth. Dental implants fix both these issues and help prevent future tooth loss and dental problems.
Dental implants require no messy dental adhesives or special care beyond routine dental visits and a good oral hygiene plan at home. A good oral hygiene plan is important because no restoration in the world protects against gum disease!
How It Works
A dental implant is a slender but sturdy implant post surgically placed in your jaw. It is made of titanium so it is strong and bonds easily with your jawbone over several months. When bonding is complete, you are ready for a permanent restoration tooth crown.
If you have complete tooth loss, approximately four dental implants can support a denture, restoring your bite and your smile!
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If you would like to learn more about dental implants or schedule a dental implant appointment—to discuss your options—with our top Evansville, IN dentist, contact our team now! We are always available to help you achieve your best smile.
Dentures & Partials
Modern Technology Means Natural-Looking Dentures
Dental technology has advanced considerably in the last few years, and most modern dentures are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. Gone are the blocky, chalk-colored teeth set into cotton candy pink gums!
We trust a high-quality lab with the crafting of our patients’ dentures, and they make the dentures with precision to look realistic and fit securely and comfortably.
We Create A Treatment Plan For You
You can play a part in the outcome of how your dentures look. Dr. Meunier will discuss your goals for your smile and make sure you end up with dentures you feel proud of. Denture teeth have come a long way when it comes to how realistic they look. Today's denture teeth are shaded to match your facial tone and do not look too white or too yellow, but instead provide you with a natural look.
If you are a person who has always struggled with the way your dentures fit, you will be happy to know that Dr. Meunier can place a few dental implants in your jaw bone that allow your dentures to lock in place. This eliminates embarrassing moments when eating or speaking and allows our denture patients a more full range of dietary options. Secure dentures also reduce your risk of developing sore spots. So please, if you're interested in getting new dentures, don't hesitate to contact our friendly Evansville, IN dental office today.
Every Case is Unique
Both dentures and dental implants have their own advantages, and this is an individual and personal decision. We will provide you with the information you need to make this decision, but ultimately, it’s up to you.
Dentures tend to be a more affordable solution, and technology has evolved considerably to the point where dentures look realistic and sit comfortably and securely. Most dental insurance plans cover dentures – or at least a significant portion of the cost.
Dental Implants Versus Dentures
While dental implants cost more - and many dental insurance plans only cover a portion of the cost - they do provide advantages that are not possible with dentures. Because the implant is placed into the structure of the jaw, it prevents the reabsorption of the jaw tissue that happens when you are missing teeth. Dentures are unable to provide this benefit. Dental implants become a permanent part of the structure of your mouth and are cared for in the same way that you would care for your teeth.
A hybrid option is also available – implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures are held in place with a few dental implants, reducing the cost while still giving you some of the benefits of having dental implants.
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If cost is a concern for you, please talk to us about our financing options and Quality Dental Plan. For more information on dentures or dental implants in Evansville, IN, please give our office a call today.
Periodontal disease is often highly preventable. It occurs primarily because of neglect including home care and routine dental cleanings and exams.
Taking a few easy measures can significantly lower your risk of developing the condition:
- Brush and floss your teeth as directed by Dr. Meunier and your hygienist.
- Visit our office regularly for professional cleanings.
- Follow Dr. Meunier’s recommendations for products that will reduce your risk of developing gum disease if you have a family history of the condition.
- Eat a healthy, nutritious diet to keep your immune system in great shape.
- Eat calcium-rich foods to keep your bones healthy.
- If you smoke, stop.
If you develop new medical conditions, you should let us know at your appointment because your overall health can affect your oral health and vice versa. Medications, age, and hormones all play a part in the health of your gums. Your gum health is essential to your dental health and plays a significant role in your systemic health and can exacerbate including heart health, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, respiratory illnesses, and even low birthweight babies.
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No matter what level of gum disease you suffer from, we can help you achieve excellent oral health again. Please, feel free to contact our Evansville dental office. Dr. Meunier and our entire team are focused on solutions that allow you to keep your teeth, have fresh breath, and feel proud of your smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
KöR Deep Bleaching System
At Reliant Family Dental, we use the KöR Deep Bleaching system to get stunning, long-lasting whitening results for our patients without the sensitivity that is common with many other brands. You can expect dramatic results in less time than you might think. We jumpstart your whitening with in-office treatments and then send you home with a touch-up kit to continue your treatment or brighten it, as needed.
Some whitening systems require you to perform the whole treatment every few years or so to keep your teeth sparkling white. With KöR, all you need is some occasional home maintenance to keep your results permanent. How often you need to touch up your teeth is based on you and your lifestyle. If you use tobacco or drink coffee, you can expect to touch up more frequently than others who avoid those staining behaviors.
You May Want to Touch-Up Your Smile
Ultimately, most patients will wish to touch up their whitening at some point. Your custom whitening trays will give you great results. We always stock additional KöR whitening gel so your smile stays gorgeous for your lifetime. A beautiful, white smile can add confidence to your day-to-day interactions and make it easy to make a great first impression! So, if you're interested in enhancing your smile with a whitening treatment, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental team today!
Everyone is Unique
For many people wishing to improve the appearance of their smiles, sensitivity is sometimes a concern. Most people can whiten without any side effects, but others find it nearly impossible without the correct products. We want to make whitening accessible to everyone!
While not all forms of teeth whitening are appropriate for people with sensitive teeth, at Reliant Family Dental, we use the KöR Deep Bleaching system, which contains an added desensitizing ingredient – meaning it’s perfectly fine for our patients with sensitive teeth!
KöR Deep Bleaching System
KöR teeth whitening is the go-to whitening system for people who have gum recession or other conditions that cause sensitivity. KöR makes it possible for patients to have whiter teeth, even if they never thought it was possible!
We start with our in-office whitening treatment, and you will leave the same day with your new smile! We also send you home with personalized whitening trays so you can continue treatment at home or use it later, should touch-ups become necessary.
How often you need to touch up your teeth depends mainly upon your lifestyle habits. Patients use tobacco or drink coffee will need to perform their at-home treatments more frequently.
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We Have Options For A Whiter, Brighter Smile
Teeth that are yellow or otherwise discolored are a common problem – one that we frequently treat here at Reliant Family Dental. Fortunately, you have a few options to improve the color of your teeth.
We offer professional in-office teeth whitening using the KöR Deep Bleaching system. This system can remove a wide variety of stains and discoloration and is appropriate even for people with sensitive teeth. The results last a long time, and we send you home with customized whitening trays so you can do touch-ups if they become necessary. That means a lifetime of beautiful smiles for you!
If the stains on your teeth are resistant to bleaching, porcelain veneers may be an option. These thin shells fit over your teeth to conceal a number of cosmetic flaws. They can even lengthen worn teeth, so they look young and beautiful!
If you are troubled by small patches of discoloration on your teeth caused by damage to the enamel, cosmetic dental bonding may be a simple and effective solution.
Call our Evansville, IN dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Chris Meunier to discuss the causes behind your discoloration and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Dental x-rays use a very low dose of radiation and provide us with valuable information about what is going on below your gums and underneath the enamel of your teeth. Dental x-rays have always been low in radiation compared to other medical x-rays. We have reduced that low radiation even more by bringing digital dental x-rays to our Evansville, IN dental office.
Digital X-Rays Keep You Safe
At Reliant Family Dental, digital dental x-rays cut your radiation exposure by up to 90 percent and create high-resolution digital images for improved diagnostics. These images make it easy for us to zoom in and highlight specific areas, which we can then show you so you can better understand our recommended treatment plan.
We store your digital dental x-rays in your electronic chart where they are protected by encryption for your privacy. We can quickly send your digital x-rays to other offices should a referral become necessary. We can also easily access them for side-by-side comparisons over time and monitor any dental conditions you have.
Dental x-rays are a significant investment in your smile and are safe for you and your family! We take only the x-rays necessary to rule out any problems. We can discuss your dental x-rays with you if you have any concerns. If you need x-rays for you and your family, please contact our Evansville, IN dental office today.
We Customize Service for Your Needs
Part of the care we provide at Reliant Family Dental includes customizing your service based on your needs. Our treatment is never one-size-fits-all because each patient needs something different.
We recommend that you and your family visit our office at least twice each year for routine dental examinations. These examinations allow us to touch base with you about your care, answer any questions or concerns you might have, and perform a thorough exam to make sure your teeth are healthy. With regular examinations, we can catch and treat any developing problems quickly, before they have an opportunity to take hold and cause significant damage.
Every Case Is Unique
For some patients, visits twice a year may not be enough. This is especially true for patients who suffer from periodontal (gum) disease and are in treatment to improve their health. It may also be true for patients who are experiencing certain medical conditions – such as pregnancy. Hormonal changes can cause changes in your oral health, as well. If you are pregnant, we should check the health of your gums for a common condition known as pregnancy gingivitis. With proper care, we can protect the health of you and your baby. Gum disease during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight and other complications.
Our elderly patients sometimes require more frequent care. Loss of dexterity due to arthritis and oral conditions, such as dry mouth, can put their health at risk when it is most essential!
For more information on dental examinations, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office. We look forward to helping you and your family maintain your oral health.
Chronic Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a chronic disease that can severely damage the gum and bone tissue that supports and protects your teeth.
In its earliest stages, gum disease can be easily treated and often reversed by merely improving oral hygiene habits or adding a mild antimicrobial product to your routine. Our hygienists are skilled at determining the treatment that will be right for you.
Once periodontal disease advances past these stages, however, it is no longer reversible, although proper treatment can stop it in its tracks and prevent further damage. It will require constant care and diligence to keep this type of infection at bay because once you have periodontal disease, you will be more prone to flare-ups for the rest of your life. We can help you stay healthy!
Periodontal Disease Linked to Other Health Conditions
Periodontal disease has been linked to many other systemic (and dangerous) health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and some types of cancer. At Reliant Family Dental, we take periodontal disease very seriously, and every examination at our office includes a gum disease screening. Dr. Meunier and our skilled hygienists are also experienced at treating gum disease and will work with you to create an effective treatment plan if you are diagnosed with this condition. So if you think you've got periodontal disease, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office.
Quality Dental Plan
We Accept Most Insurances
At Reliant Family Dental, we accept most forms of dental insurance, provided that your plan allows you to choose your dentist! We want to make it easy for you to get the dental care you and your family need for good overall health. We are upfront about costs and can help you determine your out-of-pocket expenses so you can plan.
You can determine whether we are a preferred provider by calling your insurance company. If you need assistance with this or have other insurance-related questions, don't hesitate to call our office so our helpful front desk staff can assist you!
CareCredit For You
If you do not have dental insurance or your dental insurance does not cover all your necessary dental care, we have options for you too! We offer payment options through CareCredit patient financing, which includes both interest-free and long-term options depending on your needs.
We also offer Quality Dental Plan to help patients without insurance receive discounts on their preventive dentistry and restorative treatment.
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All of this information is outlined on our financial page. You can learn more about your options there or just call our office! Our team is knowledgeable and always willing to help you get the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
We Want To Make Dental Care Accessible
Like many people, you might be frustrated with the cost of dental insurance, especially if it is not part of your benefits package through your employer. Since dental insurance covers less and less, but the prices keep going up, many of our patients opt to pay out-of-pocket for their dentistry!
We want to help people access high-quality dentistry – regardless of whether or not you have insurance. We offer a number of financing options, and we are also excited to offer Quality Dental Plan to our patients.
Dental Savings Plans
Quality Dental Plan is not an insurance plan; it is a dental savings plan. You can sign up your entire family. Most of your preventive care – including examinations, cleanings, and x-rays – is 100 percent covered under the plan, and you’ll get substantial discounts on our other services as well. Even cosmetic dentistry options are included, and you decide with Dr. Meunier what is right for you – not some insurance company that is more concerned with their profits than with your smile.
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The best part of Quality Dental Plan is that you are in charge of your health and you can avoid navigating the confusing, and often frustrating, the world of dental insurance.
At Reliant Family Dental, we believe that everyone deserves quality dental care regardless of insurance coverage or budget. This is why we offer a Quality Dental Plan to area patients and families.
Remember, cheaper dental costs in Evansville, IN does not mean inferior treatments!
Our plan includes but is not limited to the following services yearly:
- Two dental exams
- Two teeth cleanings
- Bitewing x-rays
If you require additional services based on exam findings, we offer significant discounts to our Quality Dental Plan families, too.
How the Quality Dental Plan Works
To take advantage of dental savings in Evansville, IN, you simply pay an annual membership fee of $299.00 and receive:
- Two dental exams
- Two teeth cleanings
- A set of x-rays
- A professional teeth whitening treatment with custom take-home trays and our prescription-strength bleaching solution
- A fluoride treatment to keep your teeth strong and help prevent cavities
Further, you can enroll other family members at a discount!
You and your family members will also receive additional savings on services that fall outside the Quality Dental Plan.
- Discounts of 20 percent on most dental procedures
- A discount on all in-office products
- KöR Deep bleaching and Six Month Smile orthodontics come with a savings of 10 percent
A Reliant Dental Care, we want you and your family members to have healthy teeth and get the services you need without breaking the bank or compromising your savings.
With our Quality Dental Plan, you don’t have to worry about insurance, and the plan more than pays for itself. In fact, without this plan, you would be paying hundreds more for the same services!
Are You Ready for Discount Dentistry in Evansville, IN?
Contact us today to get started on your Quality Dental Plan, or get in touch with our staff if you have any questions!
Six Month Smiles
A beautiful smile makes a great first impression.
Six Month Smiles earned its name because, on average, we can complete your orthodontic treatment in six months. If your case is more complex than average, your treatment may last seven or eight months. If your case is simpler than average, you may be done in just five months. It all depends on how much we need to move your teeth to create a comfortable and beautiful smile.
We Create a Treatment Plant for You
At your consultation with Dr. Meunier, one of things you will discuss is your expected course of treatment. Six Month Smiles works best for adults wishing to make cosmetic orthodontic changes to the appearance of their smiles. If you have a complex orthodontic case or problems with your bite, we will make a recommendation for another service or maybe a consultation with an orthodontist. We can answer questions related to your treatment and provide you with possible outcomes so you can make a great decision about the appearance of your smile.
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Call today to schedule your consultation! The sooner you start, the sooner you will be finished.
Clear Braces For A Beautiful Smile
One of the things that can keep patients from taking the plunge into orthodontic treatment is the idea of unsightly brackets and wires on your teeth.
The braces used during treatment with Six Month Smiles are clear and blend in well with your teeth. People who are very close to you will be able to see that you are wearing braces; however, most people will not.
Focused, Quick Orthodontic Treatment
The best part about Six Month Smiles is that treatment is over in an average of six months, so if you want to improve your appearance for a special occasion, such as a wedding, reunion, party, or vacation, it does not take a long time. Traditional orthodontics can last for years, but since we focus on your front teeth – only the ones that are visible when you smile - Six Month Smiles does not take as long.'
If you want to learn more about how Six Month Smiles works, just give us a call! We are happy to show you the brackets and wires and pictures of people going through treatment so that you can decide if it is right for you. Six months is really a small investment now for a lifelong beautiful smile!
With today’s busy lifestyles, it’s important to have cosmetic orthodontic options that are hassle-free and fast. No one wants to spend two years in metal braces. This is especially true for adults with careers or parents with constant commitments!
Modern cosmetic orthodontics in Evansville, IN is changing the conversation. In our dental office, it is possible to have straight teeth in six short months with Six Month Smiles.
In this case, we are straightening your smile line—or the teeth that everyone sees when you speak, smile, or laugh. This significantly cuts down on lengthy treatment times and brings you a new smile faster.
Additionally, Six Month Smiles are not metal brackets and wires. There are no rubber bands. The clear brackets we use are barely noticeable.
What Issues Does Six Month Smiles Fix?
Six Month Smiles targets your smile line, and this cosmetic orthodontics process helps with the following:
- Twisted front teeth
- Overlapping front teeth
- Widely spaced front teeth
- Gapped teeth
Six Month Smiles brings your front teeth in line so you can feel confident when smiling, laughing, and eating.
This cosmetic orthodontic process is not meant to fix significant issues. This process is all about you and your smile…about you and your confidence.
Six Months Smiles Time Line
It all starts with an appointment in our Evansville, IN dental office. If Six Month Smiles is right for you, our top cosmetic dentist will take impressions. From there, your Six Month Smiles will be designed and applied.
Six months later, or in the space of a season, you’ll be smiling with confidence.
Your Smile Goals Matter to Our Dental Team
Let us know what you’d like to achieve for your smile. Schedule a Six Month Smile consultation with our Evansville, IN cosmetic dentist today. It’s never too late to have a beautiful smile with modern cosmetic orthodontics in your corner.
Treatment for Bruxism and TMJ
Jaw joint problems can be excruciating and debilitating. Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is responsible for helping you talk, laugh, and chew your food comfortably. When it's not functioning correctly, it's known as TMJD or temporomandibular joint disorder.
Symptoms Of TMJD
Your general dentist in Evansville can help to diagnose TMJD, and some of the symptoms you may be dealing with are:
- Frequent headaches
- Bruxism - or clenching and grinding your teeth
- Clicking and popping in your jaw joint
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tenderness when biting or chewing
- Your jaw locking open or closed
TMJD can cause one or more of these symptoms, which can significantly impact your quality of life.
The good news is that Dr. Chris Meunier offers TMJ treatment in Evansville that provides relief from your discomfort and gets you back on the path to wellness.
The first step is to accurately diagnose your TMJD as the causes are different for each patient. Once Dr. Meunier has a good idea of the root cause of your discomfort, he can recommend the right treatment to alleviate your pain.
For example, if tooth clenching or grinding is causing your TMJD, you might benefit from wearing a custom night guard that protects your teeth and relaxes your jaw muscles while you sleep.
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Don't live with TMJ pain! If you're looking for the best dentist in Evansville, IN to manage TMJ discomfort, contact Reliant Family Dental today.