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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Dentures to Improve Bite
I have had temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms after having root canals in three teeth on my upper right. I have a broken tooth on my upper left. My Prosthodontist says my bite is going a little toward my left. My periodontist says I need gum surgery. I have decided not o go that route. I have decided on upper dentures. Can my prosthodontist actually improve my bite with dentures. Any help will be appreciated
Dentures are not nearly as efficient for chewing food as your natural teeth, and they should not be considered a cure-all. In addition, there is no guarantee that a denture will improve your bite, but it is certainly possible that they may improve your bite.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University