Occlusion - Getting the Correct Bite
As a Phoenix / Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Gore knows how important it is for people to take care of
their oral cavity, including their bite, also known as occlusion. Proper occlusion is critically important to
maintain a healthy oral cavity. An improper bite may affect your daily life, causing discomfort in your
facial muscles, migraine headaches, TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder), as well as, the breakdown
of your teeth, tooth restorations, muscles and joints. In addition, the force of your bite plays a role in
clenching and grinding. Finally, your occlusion may play a role in your qualification of cosmetic dentistry
treatments, such as dental veneers.
The good news is that AACD Accredited dentist Dr. Gore is keenly familiar with all factors involving the diagnosis
and treatment for poor occlusion. In terms of diagnostics, x-rays, photos, and tooth impressions will be
taken to assist in assessing your occlusion. You may also require a CT scan.
Refined Treatment for Occlusion
The appropriate plan for poor occlusion is highly individualized and may include: a mouth guard, tooth
restorations, cosmetic dental bonding, neuromuscular dentistry, orthodontics and surgery (in the
severest class). It is particularly important to select a dentist who is highly experienced in the area
of occlusion. The biting forces are particularly complex and require sophisticated expertise in the
management of the treatment plan. For example, there are many factors to consider when fabricating
a dental crown alone. Dr. Gore is gifted in the area of occlusion. In fact, he utilizes
advanced technology to assist when necessary. For example, they utilize the Cerec same day porcelain
crown system which employs Cad Cam technology to produce the best fit for your occlusion if you are in
need of a dental crown.
Managing your occlusion in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley,
Chandler, and Mesa Arizona is simplified at the practice of Dr. Gore.