Dentistry, Gum Health, Oral Surgery

What is Dry Socket and How to Avoid It

At Austin Smile Creations, we do everything in our power to avoid the complications of dry socket after tooth extraction.  However, dry socket can be a common complication after a tooth is pulled, especially after wisdom teeth removal surgery.  So, what is dry socket and how do you prevent it from happening to you? Dr.… Continue reading What is Dry Socket and How to Avoid It

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Dental Implants, Dental Restorations, Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Reconstructive Dentistry

Why Should I Consider Guided Implant Surgery?

If you are one of the many American adults missing one or more natural teeth, you were likely recommended dental implants as a restorative solution. Implants prevent the deterioration of bone and muscle around the site of a missing tooth. While implant placement occurs in many dental offices, treatment approaches vary and can incorporate advanced… Continue reading Why Should I Consider Guided Implant Surgery?

Dentistry, Finding a Dentist

How to Pick the Right Dentist

Finding a dentist to provide quality dental care for every member of your family is important, especially if you haven’t seen a dentist in a while and need comprehensive care. Here are some pointers on what to look for when choosing a dentist to fit your needs: Training and Know-How Dentists are trained professionals who… Continue reading How to Pick the Right Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry, Reconstructive Dentistry

What to Look for in an Excellent Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized dental specialty, which means anyone calling themselves a cosmetic dentist is not required to complete extra training or certification to use that title. Outcome for aesthetic dental treatment therefore varies widely from one dental office to another. But here’s how you can find a cosmetic dentist who is able… Continue reading What to Look for in an Excellent Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry, Reconstructive Dentistry

Why Choose All-Ceramic Cosmetic Dentistry?

Treatments like dental crowns, fixed bridges, and veneers help patients get beautiful new smiles, but these prosthetics have historically been made with metal – which isn’t the best for cosmetic benefit. Many modern dental patients choose all-ceramic dentistry to help improve their oral health and the naturally beautiful quality of their restored smiles. Our all-ceramic… Continue reading Why Choose All-Ceramic Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dentistry

Dentist in Westlake Hills, 78746, for 20 years!

Dr. Gotun established his practice in Austin in 1985, but he moved to Westlake Hills, 78746, in 1994. In 2014 we have celebrated our 20th anniversary in this fantastic community! Having been part of its history and a witness to all the evolution in Rollingwood and Westlake Hills here in Austin, Dr. Gotun is proud to tell his patients all the stories about the area ( and he knows many!), all the celebrity clients that he has had over the years, all the iconic figures he had the privilege to meet.

Dentistry, Oral Surgery

4 Signs You May Need Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Third molars, better known as wisdom teeth, can cause a number of complications that may warrant surgical extraction in some individuals. If you’re concerned that your may need your wisdom teeth removed, we’re here with some important tips for those with concerns about wisdom teeth: Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? There are four main… Continue reading 4 Signs You May Need Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Dentistry, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

How to Comfortably Treat TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is a condition that can have negative effects on your oral and general health – the disorder refers generally to functional problems with the joint that connects your bottom jaw to your skull. In recent years, dentists have become increasingly active in providing TMD treatment. At our dental office, our… Continue reading How to Comfortably Treat TMJ Disorder

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry, Gum Health, Implants, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Get a Clean Slate for your Oral Health with a Smile Makeover

If you've ever looked in the mirror and wanted a complete change for your smile, you’re not alone. We can help you start fresh and get back both your best smile appeal and oral functionality with a smile makeover at our Austin dental office. Also known as a full mouth restoration, this treatment plan can… Continue reading Get a Clean Slate for your Oral Health with a Smile Makeover

Dentistry, General, Gum Health

Restore Your Gum Health with Laser Dentistry

Your gums are the foundation for healthy teeth. Because correcting periodontal problems are so important, Dr. Tor Gotun is always eager to find and use tools and methods that will best assist his patients. One of the latest advanced in gum treatment is dental lasers – Dr. Gotun is happy to use this technology to… Continue reading Restore Your Gum Health with Laser Dentistry