Uneven, chipped or worn teeth, can cause a patient to need what is known as bite reclamation. The length or shape of your teeth can be caused by a range of factors, some of which include:
- Acid reflux
- Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
- Excessive erosion of enamel
Apart from deteriorating the appearance of your smile, teeth that are worn away can create functional issues as well. If the damage done prevents your teeth from touching when you close your mouth, it can be difficult to chew and bite food. This truly takes the joy or satisfaction out of your favorite meals. You can also experience TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, compromising your jaw movements and increasing facial discomfort.
To avoid the consequences that can come from this condition, Dr. Paul Takemoto can provide patients with a bite reclamation in Moorpark, California. Our dentist will first perform the testing required to determine whether to fix the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Next, you will receive anesthetics before we file down any uneven teeth. After your appointment at Moorpark Smiles Dental, you will receive pain medicine to take home as well as instructions on how to avoid infection. Please call our office at 805-553-1980 to gain back your smile.