Our services are offered with an emphasis on the importance of occlusion, longtime nemesis of restorative dentistry. Detrimental forces between teeth are difficult to conceptualize, often remaining unknown and unmeasured. Frictional malocclusion can bring tooth sensitivity and muscle tension along with debilitating TMD symptoms.
We offer DTR therapy - a treatment process 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.
INTERDISCIPLINARY OROFACIAL PAIN SOLUTIONS IN THE HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER
Temporomandibular Disorder (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 DTR therapy - which can bring life-changing relief for TMD sufferers. And as necessary, we'll determine which other orofacial care specialists to include as part of your interdisciplinary team.