The History of our Dental Office in West Lake Hills
In 2014, we celebrated our 20th anniversary in this fantastic community. We are proud to have been part of its history and a witness to all the evolution in Rollingwood and Westlake Hills here in Austin.
How We’re Different: Expertise and Technology
We offer highly individualized treatment using the most advanced level of dental care you can find in the United States. You and your comfort are the focus of our entire team. Your time with Dr. Tor Gotun is reserved exclusively for you; we treat one patient at a time and no two patients are ever the same.
Our treatment planning is based on comprehensive diagnostics, which includes a complete evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle, and other factors that shape your current dental health and greatly influence the outcome of future treatment.
We offer the best dental treatment(s) for your condition using the most advanced technologies and techniques, such as:
• CAD/CAM technology
• Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
• Cutting-edge surgical techniques
Our recommendations are never influenced by contracts with insurances, pharmaceutical companies or other commercial entities. It is always designed having your long-term goals and optimal outcomes in mind. We do not take shortcuts. Our building is surrounded by private calm and a beautiful green park. Enjoy the views of the Eanes Creek out of the floor-to-ceiling windows in every operatory at our office.
Saving Patients Time and Money In a Tranquil and Friendly Environment
Having an extraordinary level of expertise, Dr. Gotun performs all services himself with no exceptions, including full-mouth reconstructions, TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and advanced bone surgery with bone grafting, PRP and PRGF, and a full spectrum of preventive care.
Our patients are not passed around to different specialists for every aspect of treatment. We have the expertise and technology necessary to perform all parts of your care in our office. Not only is this convenient and cost-effective, it also establishes a different kind of relationship with our doctor. You can come to one person with all questions and requests and get all the answers. This also supports clarity, accountability, and success in treatment progress. Our patients enjoy superior treatment success rates.
Visit us in Westlake Hills! We are located at the first stoplight of Bee Cave Rd west of MoPac. Take a right onto Edgegrove and turn directly into our private parking lot. Our office is right across from Collectic Home and Trader Joe's.
"Dr. Gotun and his staff are awesome. They are very accommodating (even bring you water a blanket to keep you comfortable in your dentist chair!) and it is a very homey environment. Dr. Gotun is well educated and follows the most recent evidence based practice. He always takes time explaining and making sure his patients understand all of his recommendations, as well as poses various options so the patient has a choice in their own treatment. This is the first dental place I have felt very confident that I am getting the best care for my teeth and my jaw issues. The staff is consistent (low employee turnover) and they always remember you by face and by name. I will definitely be continuing my dental care here!
Alyson H., Austin, TX resident
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If you are reading this testimonial, I assume you are looking to alleviate pain in one or more of your teeth or to improve your smile cosmetically. Either way you can save yourself some time, stop right now and go make an initial evaluation appointment with Dr.Gotun and his staff at their cozy, comfortable office with a relaxing peaceful view of Eanes Creek. You can search the 1200 or more listings in the Austin area and the BEST you could hope for would be to find another dentist equally as skilled and talented as Dr.Gotun. I do NOT think it is possible to get BETTER quality dental work than what you will get at this office.
The one thing that made everything so simple for me was the photographs. During the initial exam Dr.Gotun takes a series of photographs of your teeth along with x-rays. You then get to see your teeth on a laptop screen, in color, up close and larger than life. If you can live with what you see then you can count your blessings and Dr.Gotun will let you be on your way, unless of course you would like to schedule a cleaning!
In my case I could see the damage, decay and buildup from many years of poor oral hygiene and neglect. In addition to the problem teeth that brought me to the dental office I could easily see that most of my teeth were in need of some type of restoration work. Dr. Gotun has my permission to show all of my records to anyone interested in seeing them. I am sure you will be as amazed as I still am at what Dr. Gotun was able to accomplish considering the very poor condition my teeth were in at the start of the process.
The cost was substantial in my case due to amount of work that was required. However, the work was spaced out over several years which made the cost much easier to budget. Dr.Gotun was not on my dental insurance plan, so I accessed some savings and my credit to finance the work and paid it off like any other significant asset I have purchased. My teeth are the most rewarding investment I have ever made.
If I could give anyone one bit of advice other than my story, it would be “do NOT let dental insurance be the major factor that guides your decision-making”. I was never happy with any of the experiences or results I had when I tried to use the dentists that were covered under my plan. I am proof that 12 years on with regular flossing and brushing, the investment in your restoration work done by Dr.Gotun can still be yielding satisfaction and compliments from friends and random strangers.
I have never gone to bed without flossing and brushing after seeing those photographs in my initial visit. Good luck and I hope to be reading your success story here sometime in the future.
Dr. Tor Gotun probably saved my life and he's added some years to it. You don't usually say that about your dentist, but I believe it in my case.
More than 10 years ago, after many years of neglecting my teeth and an unhealthy life style, I went to Tor, my neighborhood dentist, even though he wasn't on my State of Texas dental insurance network.
I soon learned of the challenges to getting my gums and teeth back to a healthy status. The way Tor explained it, I knew it was complex and that Tor had the skills and vision to get me there, as long as I did my part. I also knew it would take time and not be cheap.
Now, years later, I still have most of my original teeth and only a few very nice, state-of-the art crowns. I am following Tor's advice for taking care of my teeth and gums, including his regular cleaning schedule. What my dental insurance didn't cover, I was able to use Austin Smile Creations' association with Care Credit to finance the costs without any interest charges as long as I pay off balances within a year of each charge.
By the way, we had only one procedure that didn't work out as planned, but Tor made good on it and the solution turned out as good or better.
As a bonus, all of Tor's top flight members are both professional and personable, always considerate of my needs, interests, and schedule.
Bottom line, Tor is better than my expectations. He pays attention to more than just how my mouth looks; he's concerned about my overall health and how my life-style affects, and is affected by, the health of my teeth and gums.
I have been going to Dr. Gotun since he used to have his practice on William Cannon Drive ( 20 years now). Now he is located in Bee Caves. He is an excellent dentist.
The thing I like best about Tor Gotun is he is relatively pain free when administering his shots to numb your mouth. Dentists I have had before always seemed to be a bit heavy handed in this activity.
He is very up to date with modern dental technology. He can make a crown or cap in his office at the moment of your appointment and have you leave with a fully functioning mouth. I have friends who use other dentists who must wander the city of Austin for at least a week with a hollowed out molar stuffed with gauze as they await their topping to arrive by mail to their dentist's office.
The staff is very friendly, and Dr. Gotun will never talk down to you. He is very good at explaining why he is doing something or why he wants to do a procedure. He may have gotten two of my wisdom teeth, but I will still try to hold onto the remaining two regardless of his explaining the safety factors of hanging on to them as you get older.