When many teeth are missing or wear has occurred, bite changes occur. This is where our prosthodontic treatment can improve the bite so people can chew comfortably.
How Sydney Dental Specialists can help you
Our aim is to provide you with the results which best suit you and your facial structure. And since every patient presents with their own set of symptoms we work with our team to create the treatment plan tailored for you.
What is a bad bite, and why do you want it treated?
Bad bite, or malocclusion, is the misalignment of teeth and jaws, and can cause dental and general health problems.
Mild tooth pain
Loss of teeth
Teeth oversensitive to extreme temperatures
Teeth become worn
Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
Misaligned or crowded teeth
A bad bite can also cause problems with your facial muscles as well as joint and bone problems.
Mild headaches and migraines
Trigger points which radiate pain to other muscles
Sore muscles which become easily fatigued
Gum tissue around the teeth recedes
Bone support around the teeth becomes weak
Horizontal bone loss around teeth
Pain feels like an ear ache
Locking, grinding, clicking and popping of the jaws
Protective disc will deteriorate
Orthognathic surgery and what it can do for you
More commonly known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery is used to correct minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including misaligned teeth and jaws. This procedure can only be carried out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and at Sydney Dental Specialists we work with 3 oral surgeons to ensure our patients receive the best quality of care.
The benefit of this surgery is it can improve breathing, chewing and speaking.
When you visit Sydney Dental Specialists one of our prosthodontists will assess your oral health, take x-rays and determine the best way to proceed with treatment. Having a multi-disciplined team at our disposal allows us to provide you with the best care.
The teeth were worn, several had been extracted and the denture required unsightly clasps to hold it in place.
The remaining upper teeth were removed and replaced with implants and a fixed bridge (single procedure).
After healing, this was refined and strengthened to provide this beautiful fixed aesthetic implant supported tooth replacement.
This meant that the bite was rested and chewing was just like natural teeth.
Case Study 2 - Bite Improvement
The teeth here were irregularly worn and some back teeth were lost.
The bite was rebuilt at the back using a combination of crowns and implants, and the front teeth were made to look much more even in colour.
The patient was very happy with the appearance of her new teeth and the ability to chew more comfortably.
Case Study 3 - Bite Improvement
Following some severe illness and compromise of the immune system, this patient suffered from severe gum disease resulting in loss of teeth and poor position of the front teeth.These were heavily restored and mobile. By removing the teeth and placing implants in the one procedure, a fixed bridge was provided in each jaw.
After healing these were converted to ceramic bridges to provide the lovely appearance and excellence function.
Being ceramic, the bridges were smooth and designed for ease of cleaning.
Case Study 4 - Bite Improvement
This young man had a high decay rate that had resulted in decay, fracture and loss of many teeth.
This was holding him back at work and he wanted to fix the teeth properly.
With a combination of implants crowns veneers and bonding, the smile and function were restored. He is really happy with his new appearance.
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To find out how Sydney Dental Specialists can help you, contact us today