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Our services are offered with an emphasis on the importance of occlusion, longtime bane of restorative dentistry.  Detrimental parafunctional forces between teeth are difficult to conceptualize, often remaining unmeasured and unknown.  When frictional malocclusion is present, tooth sensitivity and muscle tension can lead to debilitating TMD symptoms.


We offer a treatment process known as DTR therapy which employs digital sensors for measurement of malocclusion synchronized with corresponding jaw muscle activity.  Data correlation allows for diagnostic analysis of occlusal problems that go unnoticed by analog techniques and bridges the gap between dentistry and other orofacial pain specialties.


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. 


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



Our comprehensive diagnostic screening will give you a deeper understanding of your orofacial pain.  TMD symptoms are often associated with frictional malocclusion and tooth sensitivity.  Our role as a dental office is to determine how much of your concern may be related to your occlusion.  Based on our findings, we can determine if you are a candidate for conservative dental treatment known as DTR therapy to alleviate your muscle fatigue.  And as necessary, we'll determine which other orofacial care specialists to include as part of your interdisciplinary team.

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