When you are uncomfortable putting pressure on certain teeth whenever you bite, your natural instinct can simply be to change your bite movements. Once you have done this, you can simply move on with your life and enjoy biting and chewing without discomfort…right? When your dental function is compromised, you can begin placing your jaw joints and muscles under stress. Over time, that stress can lead to painful TMJ disorder, which can lead to headaches, limited jaw movement, and other concerns. Our Katy, TX dental office can restore the health of teeth that are sensitive, or otherwise incapable of providing bite support. We can also provide bite equilibration to help you correct a bite issue that is causing stress on your jaw.
Are You Comfortable Applying Pressure To All Of Your Teeth?
If you are not comfortable applying pressure on certain teeth because of dental pain or sensitivity, the problem can create long-term troubles that you should address. Relying on a limited number of teeth for your dental functions can wear those teeth down, and affect their condition. You can also start to experience painful problems with your jaw joints and muscles because of the way you are biting and chewing. A modified bite can put stress on your jaw, which can eventually lead to difficult movement, chronic headaches, and pain in your face and neck.
Restoring Teeth To Improve Your Dental Health And Function
You may have a hard time putting pressure on certain teeth because they are in poor condition, or because they are affected by dental decay. If this is the case, restorative dental work can be recommended. By providing dental crowns for weak or unhealthy teeth, we can ensure that you once again feel confident that all of your teeth can absorb biting and chewing pressure. If you undergo treatment in an area that is prominent when you smile, we can use lifelike restorations so that your appearance is preserved.
How Bite Equilibration Can Improve Your Bite
If you have developed a problem with your bite function, we can provide corrective support through bite equilibration. Bite equilibration is an effort to help you evenly apply and release pressure while biting, which minimizes jaw stress. Through corrective efforts and restorative dental care, it can become easier for you to perform a natural bite, and relieve chronic stress.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Bite Troubles
Lathrop Dental Center is ready to help you make meaningful improvements to your smile and quality of life by addressing your bite troubles! We can work with you to restore teeth that are in poor health, and we can take the time to evaluate your bite, and recommend improvements. For more information, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.