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Our services are offered with emphatic respect for the role of occlusion, longtime nemesis of restorative dentistry.  Detrimental forces between teeth are difficult to conceptualize, often remaining unknown and undiagnosed.  Frictional malocclusion can bring tooth sensitivity and dental complications, as well as muscle tension and debilitating TMD symptoms.

We offer DTR therapy - an iterative treatment process which employs digital sensors for measurement of frictional malocclusion synchronized with corresponding jaw muscle activity.  Data correlation allows for diagnostic analysis of occlusal problems that go unmeasured by analog techniques, providing a visual roadmap of a path and plan to bring better balance between your bite, muscles, and TMJs.


Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) comprise a range of joint, ear, muscular, and/or neural symptoms typically associated with frictional malocclusion.  Our role as a dental office is to determine how much of your concern may be related to your own personal occlusion.  


Based on our findings, we'll determine if you're a candidate for DTR therapy - a series of appointments conservatively targeting precise points of malocclusion correlated with your specific TMD symptoms.  And as necessary, we'll determine which other orofacial care specialists to include as part of your interdisciplinary team.


When looking for a cosmetic dentist, it's important to consider occlusion and TMJ health.  In many cases, conservative veneers can be placed on the front of upper teeth to create a beautiful smile without any changes to occlusion.  But in more complex cases, the biting surfaces of the back teeth are involved too. 


Regardless of the extent of dentistry involved with a cosmetic makeover, changes to occlusion can affect the life and comfort of your bite.  Whether it's just veneers for a beautiful new smile, a full-mouth reconstruction, or an extensive full-arch implant-supported rehabilitation, occlusion takes center stage when considering the balance, harmony, and function of your bite, muscles, and TMJs.

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