The process of a dental bite correction is different for every patient. There are a variety of treatments as orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery, braces or orthodontics, overbite corrections, full mouth reconstructions and bite reconstructions. This patient did not need any of the preceding dental bite correction methods as her problem was teeth grinding to the point that she has actually damaged her teeth by permanently shortening them. She has short upper teeth just like a woman that is much older than her. Older people have short teeth and short faces with varying degrees of facial collapse. The process of dental bite correction is a customized approach that could be markedly different from dentist to dentist. Cosmetic dentistry generally does not treat bite corrections because the primary focus is on cosmetic dentistry.
This is the process, for this patient that consisted of lengthening the teeth to a more idea shape that was actually a little longer than her original teeth. Her lips and face could support longer porcelain veneers but the bite correction has to be completed in such a manner that she does not break off her new porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneer breakage is a common problem and some patients have told me that they were disappointed in their cosmetic dentist. This patient received a dental bite correction that worked well because of the new guidance provided by her upper porcelain veneers that her original teeth lacked.
Dr. Muslin has over 30 years of experienced in bite reconstruction and three dimensional jaw positioning that he developed with his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry treatment. However, this patient did not need the Dental Face Lift, she needed a simple bite correction, teeth lengthening, no prep porcelain veneers and bite guidance to protect the porcelain veneers from breaking.
Her bite is comfortable and she no longer grinds her teeth as much as before treatment. She loves the cosmetic dentistry and the health benefits she received from Dr. Sam Muslin’s version of his dental bite correction that was the best cosmetic dentistry combined with the best bite correction method for her.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA