At Weber Family Dentistry, we enjoy staying up-to-date with the most modern developments in oral healthcare for the sake of our patients. By incorporating these advanced touches into our own practice, Dr. Weber can ensure added treatment comfort, improved efficiency, elevated diagnostic precision, and many more valuable benefits. Better yet, in addition to our technological offerings, we also offer specialty services that can’t be found at just any general practice throughout the Lincoln, NE community. If you have any questions or would like to visit in-person, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today.
Your temporomandibular joints (the TMJ) are a relatively small part of the body, but their responsibility is big – they connect your skull to your jaw, which means that you couldn’t chew food, speak, or even yawn without them. Unfortunately, the presence of bruxism (teeth grinding), a sudden facial injury, or a misaligned bite can lead to painful dysfunction in this area over time. Thankfully, Dr. Weber offers dedicated TMJ therapy in the form of custom-made oral appliances. These devices can help the jaw achieve a more comfortable resting position and alleviate strain in the nearby facial muscles for a much more harmonious smile overall.
Do you regularly feel exhausted in the mornings even after seemingly sleeping for a full eight hours? Is your loud, chronic snoring a constant annoyance for the rest of the family? Sleep apnea could be the culprit, which is typically caused by a partial or full airway blockage that leads to constant, disruptive awakenings throughout the night. If you’ve been diagnosed with this dangerous health problem, visiting a trained dentist like Dr. Weber for relief may be the right next step. Our practice can provide custom-made oral appliances that help to reposition the jaw and/or tongue so that air flows freely, helping patients stay asleep and wake up well-rested.
Many patients, young and old alike, struggle with feelings of anxiety, nervousness, or even outright fear regarding the dentist’s office. If you need a helping hand to get through your next procedure comfortably, be sure to let our team know. Oral conscious sedation is available upon request as an effective and safe calming agent. We’ll prescribe the medication and give instructions regarding when to take it before your scheduled appointment. While the patient will remain awake throughout the visit, they will be deeply relaxed to the point that they likely won’t remember much of anything about the experience once they’ve recovered.
The Digidoc intraoral camera is an excellent tool for not only identifying dental problems that the naked eye may not be able to discern on its own, but also helping patients better understand their own unique smiles. This handheld device will capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums as it’s maneuvered through the mouth and then transfer them to a monitor in the operatory for easy viewing. Dr. Weber can refer to them again and again as a handy visual aid when discussing any concerning findings and treatment recommendations.
Traditionally, X-rays were captured on film, slowly developed in a darkroom, and then stuffed into oversized filing cabinets. Here in Lincoln, Weber Family Dentistry has transformed this essential diagnostic process for the better with state-of-the-art digital radiography. Now, comprehensive X-rays of the patient’s oral structures are captured and made available for viewing in mere seconds – no tedious waiting required. Additionally, the precise nature of the technology has reduced radiation exposure by up to 80%, which is much safer for patients of all ages.