Prosthodontists can treat a wide range of tooth and jaw-related issues. They can restore your smile if you have missing or damaged teeth due to accidental injury, severe decay, or a dental pulp infection.
You might also benefit from prosthodontic treatment if you have:
• Bruxism — excessive teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching
• An uneven bite
• Clicking sounds when you open your mouth
• Pain in your jaw muscles
• Difficulty opening your mouth
• An injury to your jaw
Many prosthodontic options can restore the aesthetic look and function of your teeth, even if you have lost them altogether.
Dental implants are the most popular method for replacing missing teeth. A dentist embeds a titanium screw into the jaw and attaches a crown to it, providing a tooth replacement that looks and feels completely natural.
Bridges are a great way of replacing a row of adjacent missing teeth, while we can use partial dentures to fill in individual gaps in different locations in the mouth. Complete dentures are an option for patients with total tooth loss; however all-on-4 dental implants is a far superior method.
A dental crown is a bespoke-made cover for a tooth, restoring its look and chewing ability. Not only will a crown strengthen the tooth, but it will also give it a more natural appearance due to its colour, which we can tailor to the shade of your natural teeth.
Prosthodontic specialists are well-versed in methods of relieving the symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders).
They will first determine whether your TMJ is likely to be short or long-term. They assess this through a combination of medical history, a physical examination of your mouth and jaw, and lifestyle questions.
If your TMJ issues are severe or long-term, there are a few options your dentist might recommend. For example, wearing a mouthguard at night can help to prevent excessive teeth-grinding or jaw-clenching.
An uneven bite can also lead to TMJ disorder. If a poor bite is causing problems with your jaw, your dentist might recommend orthodontic treatment to realign your teeth.
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