Dental Implants: Helping Prevent TMJ/Bruxism Problems

If you’re not yet familiar with TMJ disorder or bruxism but you think you have some idea what they are, let’s get you up to speed (so you can then understand why dental implants might be of help to you!). First, realize that TMD refers to jaw joints (TMJs) that aren’t doing quite as well as they could be (which could be due to damage or strain). Now, bruxism disorder (which can be caused by TMD or make it worse, etc.) means you grind or clench your teeth habitually, though unintentionally. In short: If you’re having some functional problems with your smile, you might find that implants can really help! Let our Santa Rosa, CA team explain further.

Replacing Missing Teeth Restores Balance

When your smile is missing some teeth, it’s no longer balanced. You cannot have a completely balanced bite if you don’t have all of your essential teeth! So, that means you need to replace those teeth. When you replace teeth with dental implants, you get your bite back in excellent shape and you know it’s going to last for many years (if not for the rest of your life). Translation: You won’t have to worry about this anymore.

A Balanced Bite Is Less Vulnerable To Functional Problems

Did you know that without balance, you become much more susceptible to ending up with TMD or bruxism disorder? These functional issues often develop when you’re missing teeth or when your smile in not aligned as you work your smile and your jaw joints overtime in an effort to compensate for the lack of balance (and to effectively chew, articulate your words, and more). Replace teeth with dental implants to keep this from happening or to treat an existing problem.

If You’re Ready To Get Started…

Surprised that you might be able to address tooth loss and other concerns by choosing dental implants? When you like what you hear but you really just want a way to become further introduced to implants and additional details, call our team to set up a visit with our oral surgeons!

Protect Your Oral Function With Implants!

If you’re curious about the many benefits of dental implants, we encourage you to take time for an appointment, during which we may extoll those advantages! Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.