What is Occlusal (Bite) Analysis and Bite Adjustment?
Occlusion is how your teeth in your jaw fit or your bite. When an occlusal analysis is performed it is an analysis of your bite. The dentist wants to examine the areas where your teeth contact each other.
A occlusal or bite adjustment is a procedure designed to realign the bite.
Thus, improving how your so teeth meet. In conditions like TMJ, it can relieve pressure and strain on individual teeth as well as the jaw and bone.
When is an Occlusal Analysis and Adjustment Performed?
When you bite your top and bottom teeth should come together at the same time. A malocclusion happens if some teeth touch before the others. This is considered an “imperfect” bite that can cause the serious issues over time.
You may be unaware that you have a malocclusion, but you may see some symptoms of a misaligned bite.
Symptoms of a Malocclusion or Misaligned Bite
- TMJ temporomandibular joint issues
- Tooth or jaw bone pain
- Bruxism (Teeth grinding)
- Damaged dental fixtures
- Gum or bone recession
- Nerve or muscle damage
- Missing, chipped, cracked or damaged teeth
- Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
T-Scan- Digital Occlusal Analysis System
Raising the Bar in Dental Care by Reveling Occlusal Dynamics
Each dental procedure that is performed impacts occlusion or blockage or closing of a blood vessel.
A T-Scan provides occlusal measurement that reveals the level and timing of force on individual teeth, and the occlusal stability of the overall bite. Accurate diagnostics make for better, faster treatment.
A t-scan can also make dental procedures more effective and efficient by eliminating multiple trips for adjustment.
Digital Bite Analysis and Adjustment in Alexandria, Northern Virginia
If you are interested in a digital bite analysis and adjustment options look no further than the dental professionals located at Dental Excellence Integrative Center.
Our doctors and staff pride themselves in providing expert dental care to patients looking for cosmetic and traditional dental services.
To learn more about Dental Excellence Integrative Center call us to schedule an appointment at (703)745-5496.