Did you have a comfortable bite before you received a restoration for a problem with your oral health? Perhaps you lost a tooth and had it replaced and nothing has been quite the same since. Remember that dental work that isn’t precise can have a significantly negative impact on the way your teeth fit together. Following such problems, you may develop TMJ disorder (TMD) as the result of jaw joint strain. For a very quick and simple way to understand how these things can happen and how we may address them, consider a couple common issues!
#1: Your Filling Isn’t Right
Let’s say you receive a dental filling in the past but it never felt completely comfortable. This is often the case if you receive a high filling (or one that was not smoothed down sufficiently enough). As a result, your teeth stopped fitting together as comfortably, which made it impossible to close teeth all the way together. Of course, when you cannot bite correctly, it stresses your jaw joints, potentially contributing to TMJ disorder. See us for assistance, as we can quickly fix the problem and address your TMD.
#2: Your Crown Is Damaged
Very similar to the filling problem, if your crown never fit correctly or if your dental crown has become damaged, you will find yourself in the same boat. An ill-fitting crown or other prosthetic (like a dental bridge) will throw off your bite. As the domino effect goes, your jaw joints will then become stressed, which makes TMJ disorder a more likely reality or something that simply becomes worse. See us soon!
See Us For Poor Fitting Restorations And TMD Treatment
If you’re dealing with a poorly balanced bite as the result of restorations, see us ASAP, so we may fix the issues. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.