An analysis of your bite is done to determine if you're experiencing a poor bite or in case you've got a dental malocclusion. If your teeth are misaligned, it may be damaging to your gums and teeth and also cause discomfort in your jaw joints. To complete a bite evaluation, seasoned dentist Dr. Dieter Burr uses innovative technologies to check the potency of your teeth and to ascertain how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis can identify if you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. We also assess your muscles, jaw, and teeth as a whole to try to find any underlying issues, which may be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite may lead to future issues, which can be debilitating or painful so it's important to get a diagnosis when you observe a painful or uncomfortable bite. Call Merritt Island Center for Dentistry in Merritt Island, FL today to schedule your bite analysis.
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You may have several reasons to seek a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most common symptoms include crooked, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, painful chewing, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jaw muscles, along with receding gums. Sometimes, a misaligned bite may result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which may cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel.
What to Expect
A bite analysis typically consists of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, and a bite study, along with a physical examination from Dr. Burr. After any issues with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of treatment methods based on the severity of your case. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated, while some severe problems may need operative therapy.
It's essential that if you experience a second illness or problems with your alignment, continue to attend regular dental exams so that Dr. Burr can evaluate any modifications, even after therapy. You should also continue to keep a proper home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash.
Your cost for a bite evaluation depends upon the type of imaging that's used. Before your bite analysis, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what could be insured and if there'll be any extra expenses. Merritt Island Center for Dentistry takes many payment options and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing so that your therapy is affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
Correct Your Bite
When you're having any abnormalities with your bite or detect any pain when you eat or speak, you might want to be given a bite evaluation. Dr. Burr can help to diagnose what may be causing the issue and help to treat it before additional issues occur. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Merritt Island Center for Dentistry will collect all of the information required to provide you an analysis and customized treatment plan to renew your bite and dental wellness.