Bioesthetic Dentistry and a Solid Foundation

For the finest in dental care you can’t go past Chittenden Dental: Dedicated to the best for every member of your family, you will get the right treatment when you become a patient of this bioesthetic dentistry practice in Burlington.

Bioesthetic Dentistry Makes Things Better

Bioesthetic dentist Dr. Mike Morris can’t stress the importance of a whole health examination. While the teeth and gums are important, the entire chewing system is just as vital when it comes to dental checkups in Burlington.

Bioesthetic dentistry is an approach to dental care that is based on jaw and joint function, as well as airway and sleep health. Bioesthetic dentistry focuses on correcting bite and TMJ issues so that your jaw is in the best position possible to support your new smile.

If you follow the Chittenden Dental blog you will recall that jaw pain and worn teeth often accompany a bad bite that could be a cross, under or over bite. If you have any issues with your temporomandibular joints or mispositioned teeth leading to a bad bite: you could be opening yourself up to all sorts of health problems that include:

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

  • Worn Teeth
  • Neck Aches and Headaches
  • Sensitive Gums and Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Jaw Pain, Popping and/or Clicking
  • Problems Opening and Closing Your Mouth
  • Sleep Problems including Sleep Apnea
  • Orthopedic Instability of your Head and Neck
  • Migraines/Headaches

If you have any of the above problems an appointment with a bioesthetic dentist will get to the root cause. This means correcting the issues before proceeding with any type of cosmetic dentistry solution.

The Bioesthetic Dentistry Difference

According to Dr. Morris, bioesthetic dentistry treats the muscles, jaw joints, airway and nerves along with the teeth and gums

Your bioesthetic dentist begins by thoroughly checking out your head/neck, TMJs, airway, sinuses, and jaws using 3D CT imaging (called CBCT) looking for any signs or symptoms of misalignment. By focusing on orthopedic stabilization, the bite will eventually right itself thanks to solutions provided by Chittenden Dental using MAGO (orthotic) therapy.

Treatments that focus on bite correction could include MAGO therapy, orthodontics such as braces or Invisalign and restorative dentistry including crowns, veneers and tooth colored filling material.

In some cases dental implants can also be included in the treatment as these restorations help redistribute chewing forces while supporting your bite as well.

Burlington Bioesthetic Dentist

Of course the best treatment depends on your particular case along with your dental and medical history. It’s important to remember that when your jaw is properly aligned your overall health will be improved as well as your smile being healthy and beautiful.

For more information regarding bioesthetic dentistry schedule an appointment with Chittenden Dental in Burlington today!



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