Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re pursuing the dental services you need with a trusted dental practice like Bruno Integrative Dentistry, questions are likely to come up. Thankfully, our team has plenty of answers to offer! You’ll find useful information that our patients regularly want to know below. If you’re still left wondering about something that wasn’t addressed, please don’t hesitate to contact our Austin, TX practice directly.
What exactly is holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is focused first and foremost on the vital relationship between a patient’s ongoing oral health and the health of their overall body. There are well-documented links between these two areas. Dr. Bruno believes that caring for one should be like caring for both. You can learn most about the holistic approach here.
I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain. What’s causing it?
Chronic jaw pain is typically caused by either bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) or the more serious TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction occurs when the elaborate system of your temporomandibular joints is suffering from stain, injury or some other negative symptom. Thankfully, Dr. Bruno is highly familiar with this debilitating condition and she can provide focused diagnostic assistance to patients in need.
Is it true that a dentist can treat my sleep apnea?
If you have a mild to moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Dr. Bruno may be able to assist you in achieving a good night’s rest at last. Sleep apnea should not be simply ignored. It can eventually result in serious health problems like high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease and fibromyalgia.
Can you help me improve the appearance of my smile?
Yes. Our practice is home to several cosmetic-based services that can get rid of frustrating flaws and help you achieve a brighter and more confident smile. Porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, direct bonding and other options are available – contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Do you have metal-free fillings?
Definitely. Bruno Integrative Dentistry uses composite resin to correct the damage caused by tooth decay and cavities. This flexible material comes in several lifelike shades that can be precisely matched to your enamel. It’s also conservative and free of potentially harmful mercury.
What is the best replacement option for missing teeth?
Dr. Bruno recommends dental implants in most cases because of their exceptional longevity and virtually seamless nature. However, some patients may be better-suited to options like bridges or dentures. We’ll be happy to review all three with you in greater detail so that you can decide on the choice that best fits your personal needs.
What other doctors does Bruno Integrative Dentistry work with?
Because Dr. Bruno is fully dedicated to comprehensive care, she regularly collaborates with a wide variety of specialists in order to ensure that her patients are receiving the highest quality care possible. This includes EMTs, pediatric dentists, orthodontics, myofunctional therapists and more! If you’re in need of a recommendation, don’t hesitate to let her know.