We’ll first complete a comprehensive evaluation of your oral structures, teeth, and bite function. We will help you file with your insurance company to make payment affordable and convenient. If we determine your case needs more specialized treatment than a bite adjustment, such as orthodontics or surgery, we may refer you to a specialist for care. However, in most cases, we can treat your symptoms with an occlusal adjustment here in our Cape Coral, FL, dental office. This painless procedure involves making slight adjustments to the surfaces of teeth to restore harmony to the teeth and bite.
To know where to make these adjustments, and how much adjusting is needed, we first have you bite down on a special colored articulating paper. This paper leaves marks on your teeth and alerts us to teeth that are meeting at a higher force than others. Next, using a dental drill, we’ll make precise and minimal adjustments to surfaces of the problem teeth. This process requires patience and careful attention to detail. Our goal is to create a comfortable and harmonious bite while removing the smallest amount of tooth enamel possible. This treatment may take multiple appointments before proper occlusion is achieved.
Benefiting from a Bite Adjustment
After your occlusal adjustment in Cape Coral, FL, you’ll experience improvements in your function and comfort. To help ensure these adjustments last long-term, we may recommend a nightguard, which protects your teeth from any future grinding and clenching. In general, your bite adjustment will produce the following benefits:
Protect teeth from cracks and breaks
Improve jaw joint function
Offer ease of jaw movement
Eliminate improper bite force
Enhance oral health
Reduce teeth grinding and clenching
Don’t let a bad bite affect your life.
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