Is Your Smile Ready for your Close Up?

For the best smile on the planet you won’t do better than Chittenden Dental. This bioesthetic dental practice in Burlington has all of the tools you need to give you a beautiful grin that will be healthy AND beautiful

Smile with Bioesthetic Dentistry

With bioesthetic dentistry you are building your smile on a solid foundation because Dr. Mike Morris examines your entire chewing system, not just your teeth and gums.

If you follow this dental blog you will remember that bioesthetic dentistry examines the muscles, tissue, tendons and joints. This is extremely important as the way your jaw and joints are positioned plays a huge role.

TMJ Bad Bites and Your Teeth

Anything that is out of alignment in your chewing system will affect your teeth and dental restorations. It could be your temporomandibular joints, the joints that hinge your upper and lower jaw, or it could have something to do with your airway or the empty space in your nose and throat that you breathe through.

For example, if you have temporomandibular joint disorder or a small airway, there is a very good chance that you grind your teeth.

Bruxism Dentist Burlington

Chronic teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, won’t do your teeth any good. Teeth grinding, or bruxers, wear down teeth. Bruxism will also cause serious problems for your TMJ joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones.

All of the pressure and stress placed on your teeth are also being placed on the rest of your chewing system.  A small amount of wear on your teeth are signs of a bigger problem, as teeth are 1000 times harder than the hardest bone in your body so a little wear on your teeth means lots of wear elsewhere!

Dental Restorations and Teeth Grinding

When you become a patient of Chittenden Dental you won’t have to worry about dental restorations wearing out sooner than they should.

You won’t have to worry about it because Dr. Morris makes sure that you have a healthy chewing system before proceeding with any other type of cosmetic or restorative solution.

A Healthy Smile Makes a Difference

If you have an issue with your TMJs or a bite problem, Dr. Morris will prescribe oral appliance therapy (MAGO therapy) or other types of solutions for your temporomandibular joint disorder.

Once your chewing system is healthy again you and your bioesthetic dentist will discuss what cosmetic or restorative treatments would be best for you and your smile.

Some of the solutions he may recommend include:

  • Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Inlays or Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Orthodontics
  • Clear Removable Braces
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants

Whatever the solution, you can be assured that your new smile we will be built on a solid foundation that will stand the test of time.

If you would like to learn more about what bioesthetic dentistry can do for your smile schedule an appointment with Chittenden Dental in Burlington 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