Dental care Bend Oregon. Dr. Brad Johnson is a skilled Dentist located in Bend. He can handle all your family dental needs, from TMJ disorders to basic teeth cleaning, Dr. Johnson is your dentist. An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, meaning "bad bite." Some examples of causes of malocclusion are crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth or jaws that are out of alignment. Most malocclusions are inherited, although some can be acquired. Acquired malocclusions can be caused by accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, or sucking of the thumb or fingers for a prolonged period of time. Children and adults can both benefit from orthodontics. It is recommended that every child receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Treatment may take a little longer for adults. Because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing, certain corrections may not be accomplished with braces alone. The average treatment time is about 24 months and varies with individual patients. Usually, adult treatment takes a little longer than a child's treatment. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Dental Bend Oregon. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. orthodontists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign. If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong. Are you aware that 20 million Americans are unable to maintain regular breathing while sleeping? As a result, they do not receive the necessary amount of oxygen for their bodies to rejuvenate or get proper restful night sleep. A properly fitted oral sleep appliance may be the answer to a better nights sleep. Symptoms that you may not be getting a good nights rest: Memory loss, Morning headaches, Irritability, Snoring, Dry mouth and throat, Daytime sleepiness, Anxiety or depression, Reduced sex drive, Inability to concentrate. With the proper equipment and diagnostic testing we can place an oral sleep appliance that best fits your situation. An oral examination, which includes an evaluation of the head, neck and facial area, teeth and supporting structures needs to be performed. Upper and lower impressions are needed, along with x-rays for study of your jaw position and airway potential. An accurate, non-invasive, yet cost-effective screening technique called a Pharyngometer/Rhinometer will be done. Along with an Overnight Pulse Oximetry Study, a convenient home diagnostic study used to determine the severity of Sleep Apnea. Your TMJ (Temporomandibular Joints) is the most flexible, yet sophisticated joints in the human body. They move up and down, side to side and in a wide range of motion. If this joint is displaced is can cause mild to severe pain. Symptoms of “TMJ” disorder: Headaches, Migraines, Click, pop or grating sound in the, jaw joint, Pain behind eyes, Head, neck or facial pain, Shoulder stiffness, Earaches, congestion or ringing ears, Sinus Headaches, Dizziness, Facial and throat pain, Clenching or grinding teeth, Numbness or tingling of the fingers, Tired jaw, Headaches. Dentist Bend Oregon. Headaches are our number one pain problem in America. About 40% of “healthy” individuals suffer from chronic headaches. There is a growing realization that a common cause of tension headaches is a bad bite. Signs that indicate that the headache may have a dental origin: Pain behind your eyes, Sore jaw muscles or “tired” muscles upon awakening, Teeth grinding, Clicking or popping jaw joints, Head and/or scalp painful to the touch. To determine if dental stress is the source of your headaches, the dentist will examine your teeth, muscles, and your jaw joints. Treatment for dental related headaches will involve correcting your bite so your muscles can function without extra strain and tension. Remember your health is your most priceless possession. We want to help you have the most optimal quality of life and long-term health.
Located in Bend Oregon, Contemporary Family Dentistry is your local choice for dental care

Contemporary Family Dentistry
1016 NW Newport Ave. Bend OR, 97701

Telephone (541) 389 - 1107

 
Braces have now been replaced by Damon Systems and Invisalign. We can now straighten teeth without braces.
You can now find all of your invisalign needs here in Bend.
Dr. Brad Johnson is your Bend dentist, careful and friendly, a dentist you can trust
Check out our website for information on TMJ (T M J), mouth guards, missing teeth, dentures, retainers, and all of your dental needs.
Contemporary Family Dentistry 

Contemporary Family Dentistry located in Bend, Oregon is made up of Dr. Brad Johnson and his team of six dental professionals. Dr. Johnson and his staff are pioneering the treatment of the whole person through dentistry to provide better health.

At Contemporary Family Dentistry we are committed to your dental health. Use the links at the top of the page to navigate through the different treatments that we have to offer. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you find everything you are looking for.

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Contemporary family dentisty can help stabilizes the joints and functions of muscles around the jaw.
We can also help with neck pain, ear pain, and neck noises.
With powerful tools available, we can examine TMJ issues with cat scans and 3-D Dental Imaging scans.
Orthodontic work is one of Dr. Johnsons specialties. Sleep Disorders effect many people, come and see if we have a treatment for you.

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