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Your Chewing System Matters

Your Chewing System Matters

Your Chewing System Matters

Having a beautiful smile starts with a solid foundation. What that means is you need a stable chewing system if you want your dental restorations to stand the test of time.

Your chewing system consists of nerves, muscles, tendons and joints. All of these must work in conjunction with each other or your teeth and gums will pay the price.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Yeager and Dr. Victoria Yeager practice comprehensive dentistry. This means the entire mouth is examined.

The examination will include checking out your chewing system AND your dental restorations.

A dental restorations check is an imperative part of the dental examination. It is vital because filled teeth can still harbor decay and disease.

If you have old fillings, including old silver amalgam fillings, the healthy part of the tooth could be in danger.

Old silver fillings can crack, break and leak. If this happens not only are you opening yourself up to toxic mercury, but you are also allowing the healthy part of the tooth to become decayed.

A Healthy Chewing System

As previously mentioned Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager cannot stress the importance of a healthy chewing system.

For example, if you have a problem with your temporomandibular joint you may also suffer from bruxism.

If you follow this blog you will recall that bruxism is the scientific term for teeth grinding. As you can imagine tooth grinding will eventually wear down teeth and dental restorations.

A thorough dental checkup will allow Inspired Smiles to determine what would be best for you and your teeth and gums.

For instance, if you have a cross, under or over bite or suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, those problems will need to be taken care of first.

Oral Appliance Therapy

If you do have a problem your dentist in Richmond will recommend treatment to get your jaw and joints healthy again. Some of the solutions that may be recommended include custom made mouth guards and splints.

Once your mouth is healthy you and Inspired Smiles can talk about what you would like to change.

Some recommendations include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Bonding and Enamel Shaping
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Inlays and/or Onlays
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Clear Removable Braces
  • Complete Mouth Makeover

Chewing System Checkups

If you would like to become a patient of a dentist who does it all, schedule an appointment. Inspired Smiles is ready to give you a healthy grin that will stand the test of time.

Schedule your consultation for your chewing system today.