A Bioesthetic Dentist and a Healthy Smile

Did you know that the way your teeth come together makes a huge difference when it comes to dental restoration wear and tear? That’s right if you aren’t seeing a Burlington bioesthetic dentist your veneers and crowns may not stand the test of time.

Dr. Mike Morris is a bioesthetic dentist. A bioesthetic dentist examines your teeth and gums. However, bioesthetic dentistry takes checkups to a new level by examining your chewing system as well.

Your Chewing System and a Bioesthetic Dentist

Your chewing system is what determines how your teeth will wear when you eat, talk, brush and floss. By examining your chewing system, your bioesthetic dentist in Burlington is also able to determine if your temporomandibular joints are in alignment.

If you follow this blog you will recall that your TMJ, or temporomandibular joints are what connects your upper to lower jaw and if they aren’t working properly your teeth will be affected as well.

If you have chipped and cracked teeth AND a bad bite your dental restorations and the rest of your teeth won’t have a very good chance of staying healthy. On the contrary, things will get much worse for your smile.

Why So Much Wear and Tear

When your bite and jaw joints are in a healthy position you are able to enjoy the foods you love without your jaw popping. You will also see better wear when it comes to dental restorations.

With a healthy bite your veneers, crowns, bridges and implants won’t be damaged by chronic grinding. Clenching and grinding is one of the biggest problems restorations face when it comes to longevity.

People tend to clench and grind from stress, but according to Chittenden Dental the way the teeth come together also plays a big role.

For example, if you have a cross or under bite, your teeth will wear more in one place. That alone is reason enough to schedule an appointment with a bioesthetic dentist in Burlington.

A Thorough Examination

When you meet with Dr. Morris and his team you will have a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and your chewing system. As previously mentioned this is the best way to assure longevity when it comes to your dental restorations.

Making sure that your bite and temporomandibular joints are sound is the first step. The first step when it comes to planning your new smile. This is especially important if you are considering a dental makeover.

If you would like to learn more about bioesthetic dentistry send a direct message and schedule an appointment today.


Our purpose is to listen to our patients, so together, we can achieve ideal outcomes. We will provide care in a comfortable environment, which supports lifelong friendships.

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258 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401