Planning and executing the restorative rehabilitation of a decimated occlusion is probably one of the most intellectually and technically demanding tasks facing a restorative dentist. The term “occlusal rehabilitation has been defined as the restoration of the functional integrity of the dental arches by the use of inlays, crowns, bridges and partial dentures”. Occlusal rehabilitation therefore involves restoring the dentate or a partially dentate mouth. The aim is to provide an orderly pattern of occlusal contact and articulation that will optimize oral function, occlusal stability and esthetics.
Many dental complications related to malocclusion revolve are associated with vertical dimensions. The interferences of tooth surfaces caused by the immediate lateral side shift of the mandible is another area that needs to be addressed. The diagnosis of these problems is best understood by obtaining models of the patient’s mouth and mounting the models generated from these impressions on a device known as a bite simulator.
Ideal occlusion reduces stress on teeth, periodontium, and the temporomandibular joint. There are several treatment options that are included in the remediation of the malocclusion.
Tension, stress and changes in the position of the teeth. One of the most common types of pathology is Bruxism
How we can Help with Snoring
Snoring might seem a fairly mundane problem but it can profoundly affect you (and your partner) and greatly diminish your overall quality of life. Snoring can be a sign of other issues, and it can also have a far greater effect on your quality of sleep than you might have imagined. Anyone who snores regularly should have a medical appointment to talk through the issue and try to get to the cause of the problem. It should be taken more seriously than just being a bit of unwanted noise at night. A trip to your GP might be a sensible first option for a diagnosis, but there can also be help at hand via your dental surgery if you are aware that you suffer from sleep apnoea.
Snoring Dental Devices
We would make a specialist mandibular advancement device. This is a bespoke mouth guard that fits comfortably over your teeth but holds the lower jaw and tongue forward, preventing the temporary collapse of tissue that leads to the sudden waking.
Studies to be carried out
Photographs / video
Rx / tac
1st Appointment: Consultation:
Cementing / bonding / reconstruction of teeth
Estimated treatment time: 10 days