Common Patient Concerns

How can I improve my ability to chew?

For those with insufficient teeth:

Implants Implants replace the entire tooth and are anchored in bone just like a natural tooth.

Bridges attach to the teeth adjacent to the missing space and are permanently cemented in the mouth (these more challenging to clean than an implant but function like an implant).

Bridges

Full or partial dentures Removable partial dentures or complete dentures are not typically as natural feeling or as natural in function as implants or bridges.

For those with an uneven bite:

With proper analysis on our part, we can discover if something simple like minor tooth smoothing or re-shaping will correct the problem or more significant measures like orthodontics (braces) are required. Note: Uneven bites are a significant contributing factor in many TMJ (jaw joint) disorders.

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