Occlusal Disease

 

Occlusal disease is caused by a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the upper and lower dental arches, also called malocclusion. If left untreated, occlusal disease can damage your teeth, the supporting bones and gums around your teeth, temporomandibular joints, and the jaw muscles you use for chewing.

Many people dismiss excessive or abnormally accelerated tooth wear as "natural aging or wearing" of teeth, but your dentist can provide treatment to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by occlusal disease.

Signs and Symptoms of Occlusal Disease

  • Enamel wear
  • Tooth cracking or breakage
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Loss of bone support
  • Muscle pain
  • TMJ symptoms

Our goal is to preserve the oral health of our patients, as well as to anticipate the long-term results when restorative treatment is provided. Treating occlusal disease can lead to a long life of optimal oral health and restorative treatment success.

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Dr. Sanders is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the world’s premiere cosmetic dentistry authority. Fellowship is the highest level of achievement recognized by the AACD. Committed to excellence, she utilizes only the very best materials and the most-accomplished dental ceramists. With more than two decades of experience and hundreds of continuing education hours, Dr. Sanders gives her patients smiles that are not only beautiful but stand the test of time, providing excellent function and maximum comfort.

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