Sleep Apnea Therapy
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Far too often, patients who suffer from chronic fatigue, excessively loud snoring, and the other disruptive symptoms of sleep apnea struggle to find relief with a typical CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. While effective, this machine tends to be overly loud, uncomfortable, and too bulky for traveling, resulting in a significant percentage of sufferers who simply stop using it altogether. By visiting a dentist who’s trained in dental sleep medicine like Dr. Gutierrez here at Smile Artisans, you can find an alternative treatment method that helps you sleep peacefully throughout the night without unnecessary baggage and frustration: oral appliance therapy.
Your new oral appliance will read just your jaw and/or tongue when worn, preventing airway blockage (the cause behind obstructive sleep apnea) and allowing you to breathe easily as you sleep. The device is easy to use, convenient to carry with you on trips, and comfortable in the mouth. Contact our Cypress office today if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment with our team.
After confirming that you’re a solid candidate for dental implants, the first major step of the procedure is to insert your tooth’s new ‘root’ (the implant itself) into the jawbone. While countless other dental practices in our area have to refer their patients to separate specialists for this surgical process, we have the experience and the advanced training needed to perform it here in our office. Once the implant is safely seated within the bone, Mother Nature will start to take over. Throughout a process known as osseointegration, your natural oral tissue and bone will gradually surround the biocompatible implant and bond with it. This creates a solid and enduring foundation for the restoration(s) that will be attached over it.
Sleep Apnea Therapy. Jawbone deterioration is a serious consequence of natural tooth loss, and one that becomes more and more pronounced over time. As a result, patients who wait to pursue implant replacement may find that their mouth no longer has the healthy bone density needed to support them. As a worthwhile alternative, Dr. Gutierrez can use mini dental implants instead. Mini dental implants are small enough that virtually all patients can receive them successfully, and they can be used to anchor a custom-made denture in place that should serve patients well over the years.