Having problems with the alignment of your bite can weaken certain teeth, leaving you prone to problems that will require restorative dental work. You can also develop problems with your jaw joints, which can lead to headaches, facial pains, and issues with biting and chewing motions. There can be several reasons a person starts to experience an uneven bite. At our Katy, TX dental office, we have technology to measure your bite, and determine how we can make improvements through bite equilibration. In addition to improving your bite equilibrium, we can provide modern dental services to correct problems like poor dental alignment, or issues with specific teeth, that make it harder for you to bite comfortably.
An Uneven Bite Can Cause Many Different Issues
Your uneven bite can lead to issues that can interfere with your quality of life. Over time, your flawed bite may lead to wear and tear on your teeth that make you more vulnerable to future cavities. If this occurs, the resulting issues with TMJ dysfunction can cause you to suffer headaches, facial pain, and experiences with nightly teeth grinding. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to the kind of significant wear and tear that can hurt your smile. If this is already a problem for you, cosmetic dental work can help deal with your appearance once your teeth grinding concerns are managed.
Using Pressure Mapping Technology To Understand Your Bite Problems
Our Tekscan pressure mapping technology is used to measure the evenness of a person’s bite function. With this test, the nature of your issues can be identified based on the way you apply pressure when you bite. The feedback from the evaluation can help us determine how issues like poorly aligned teeth, or problems with individual teeth, might be affecting your oral health.
How Long Will It Take To Improve Your Bite?
The dental treatment required to restore your bite issues can depend on the problems that are found during your evaluation. For some patients, improvement can occur thanks to work correcting the movement of your jaw. Dental crowns can restore teeth that are not able to absorb enough pressure when you bite and chew. Orthodontic treatment may be called for if your troubles are connected to poor alignment. If you are concerned about the effect that metal braces might have on your appearance, you can discuss treatment with Invisalign aligners.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Treatment For Your Bite Issues
At Lathrop Dental Center, we have advanced technology that allows us to carefully study your bite function, and look for issues that need to be corrected. Once problems are identified, we provide a variety of services that can help you fully restore your oral health! To find out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.