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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

How Prosthodontics Can Correct Bite Alignment Issues


Posted on 6/3/2024 by Revive Dental and Implant Center
Woman smiling before her appointment at Revive Dental and Implant Center in Charleston, West VirginiaProblems with your bite alignment or tooth positioning can potentially lead to various oral health problems over time. Customized prosthodontic treatments properly realign bite patterns to restore optimal oral functioning, bite stability, and facial support.

Signs of Bite Problems


Misaligned bites manifest in symptoms like difficulty chewing, jaw clicking or locking, tooth wear and fractures, muscle tenderness, and headaches. Consult your dentist promptly if exhibiting these issues. Left untreated, worsening damage occurs.

Causes of Bite Misalignment


Genetics, missing teeth, uneven tooth wear, and stress on favored chewing sides can shift teeth from normal positioning. Poorly adjusted dental work also disrupts alignment. Without timely intervention, the bite progressively deteriorates.

Jaw Positioning Analysis


We thoroughly analyze jaw motion and positional relationships to pinpoint alignment discrepancies. Precisely understanding the current bite situation is key for corrective planning.

Step-by-Step Corrections


Bite treatment proceeds in planned phases to incrementally achieve ideal stable results. Rushing rehabilitation fails to integrate corrections fully. We take care to allow your mouth to adapt properly at each step.

Adjustments Over Time


Even after treatment, regular prosthodontic checkups ensure sustained realignment. As with orthodontics, permanent retainers or minor bite adjustments at follow-ups help you maintain positive outcomes long-term.

Bite Realignment Treatment Options


Depending on each case, realigning bite issues involves expertly coordinated dental and prosthetic care. Options include orthodontics combined with crown and bridgework, precise partial dentures, and full-mouth reconstruction using oral implants or custom bridgework.

Lasting Proper Function Restored


Reestablishing harmonized occlusion through prosthodontics leads to long-term gains like eased jaw joint issues, protected teeth, confident chewing ability, maintained facial structure, and reduced risk of problems later on. Smile function and physique are reset to ideal states.

Do Not Delay to Address Bite Misalignments


If you notice symptoms associated with bite issues, see your dentist or prosthodontist promptly for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care plan. Our experienced prosthodontists carefully assess bite position and work hand-in-hand with general dentists to design individually tailored solutions for excellent, lasting oral functionality and confidence in daily use.



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