Dr. Hoa Nguyen - Reconstruction

In some cases, the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is the result of a number of severely worn or broken teeth that may have extensive decay. In those instances, fixing the bite with removable overlay partials is simply not enough and a more comprehensive treatment plan is required.

In those cases, there may be several steps involved in the overall course of treatment. First, the optimal occlusion (bite) is identified using the ULF – TENS unit in conjunction with the K7 Evaluation System. ). Next, the recommended occlusion will be tested using a temporary orthotic. ). Third, as the occlusion is established with absolute certainty, a comprehensive treatment can be created to help maintain the healthy occlusion. This will require a combination of dental services that may include the placement of dental implants (titanium components resembling a screw that are surgically placed into the jaw bone), root canal therapy, dental bridges and / or dental crowns.

A custom treatment plan will be created to ensure that the TMD issues are resolved, the optimal occlusion is achieved and preserved, the oral health is improved and as an added bonus, the smile looks great!