Although bite alignment and wear control are crucial when it comes to your mouth, they are frequently overlooked. If you have a misaligned bite, you may face several problems like broken or cracked teeth, headaches and jaw pain, bruxism, or tooth grinding and clenching.
Bite misalignment can also cause discomfort in the temporomandibular joints. The good news is that bite reconstruction, also known as bite therapy, by Dr. Amin Samadian’s San Francisco team can help you attain a healthy bite and reduce your risk of oral difficulties in the years to come.
The primary goal of a bite reconstruction is to remove all of the previously done dentistry and substitute it while establishing a comfortable bite, restoring facial height and relationship of the teeth in a balanced and atraumatic way. It may involve occlusal equilibration, which means reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth and eradicating spots of extreme pressures where the teeth make contact with each other.
In addition, bite reconstruction may include bite splint therapy using custom-fitted and adjusted plastic bite guards, braces and clear aligners like Invisalign to reposition poorly-aligned or drifting teeth, the replacement of old, worn, or damaged fillings and crowns, and/or reconstruction of heavily worn and damaged teeth with porcelain crowns and veneers.
One of the most important reasons for bite reconstruction is to replenish the number of teeth that have been lost because of wear, erosion, abrasion, etc. As a result, patients may incur problems like a deep bite, short teeth, chipped and broken teeth, etc. A lot of times, patients are not aware of this kind of tooth wear because of a natural recompensation mechanism our body has called “supra eruption”; this means that when the teeth are worn down, the body works to compensate that by emitting the teeth further to reach the opposing teeth again. As a result, the teeth wear down from the top but continue to erupt from the bottom. So, although patients may not notice any change in the bite at the time, the teeth become shorter and shorter, which brings what remains of the tooth closer to the nerve. This phenomenon is important to know about because doing bite reconstruction on time will prevent many additional procedures such as crown lengthening and root canals. Dr. Samadian and his team of experts will use advanced diagnostic techniques to decide if bite reconstruction is right for you. If you have a crudely aligned bite, Dr. Amin Samadian and his San Francisco team may suggest bite reconstruction.
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Dr. Samadian’s San Francisco team uses different methods for bite reconstruction depending on the patient and their specific needs. If there are shifts in the bite because of excessive tooth wear and original misalignment of the teeth, Dr. Amin Samadian team will start with correcting your bite using clear aligners and other orthodontic techniques, then we will use porcelain crown and veneers to restore the volume of teeth that have been lost. In the process, they will show you the anticipated results so you can clearly see how your smile will look after your treatment. Bite reconstruction inhibits gum recession, tooth wear, bite discrepancies, TMJ issues, and has an added benefit of cosmetic enhancement since it will restore your teeth to the way they were in an ideal scenario.
Added to the primary process, Dr. Samadian’s San Francisco team will perform bone and gum regeneration with a specific LASER under the LANAP technique so that he can deliver a minimally-invasive procedure that does not involve any cutting or stitches. With this laser, Dr. Samadian also regenerates the gum and bone around the worn-out teeth.
Because Dr. Amin Samadain’s team uses the most advanced methods and technologies throughout bite reconstruction, you can experience a comfortable procedure along with a speedy recovery. A majority of his work is completed in just one session thanks to our in-house dental lab.
Bite therapy can help you obtain a harmonious bite, enhance the function of your jaw, relieve any TMJ symptoms, alleviate any pain the bite may have previously caused, and create a stunning smile.
*Individual Results May Vary
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