If your teeth are misaligned, it may be damaging to your gums and teeth, and can also cause discomfort in your jaw joints. An analysis of your bite is done to help determine if you have a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, dentist Dr. Lauren Shanard uses innovative technologies to check the potency of your teeth and also ascertain how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify if you have an underbite, overbite, or crossbite. We also assess your teeth, jaw, and muscles as a whole to try to find any underlying issues, which may be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite may lead to future issues, which can be debilitating or painful so it's important to get a diagnosis when you observe a painful or uncomfortable bite. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT.
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"UPDATE TO EARLIER REVIEW: I have now been a patient with Contemporary Dental Arts (Dr. Lauren Shanard) for nearly three months. I am undergoing a massive amount of work - replacements of many old crowns, three new implants, and a redo of 20-year-old veneers - and while the cost is staggering (as it generally is for this type and quality of cosmetic and restoration work), I am confident that I am making a wise investment at the right place. In the past, I was never charged for temporary crowns (that was a substantial expense at this office which I did not expect), but I have also never had such beautiful provisionals, which I appreciated as the lab took a while to create my permanent crowns (and Dr. Shanard sent them back to be redone because they were not quite perfect enough, also much appreciated). Dr. Shanard is superbly skilled with her hands, aesthetically discerning, medically informed, and up-to-date on the newest dental techniques. She will not settle for "okay" and spends extra time to reach her ideal. She maintains a very good network of related specialists (including my equally excellent periodontist and endodontist, with whom cooperative communication has been exemplary). Dr. Shanard‘s entire staff operates with the same high standards, as well as thoughtfulness and respect for their patients. The sophisticated facility is immaculate. I am now about one-third of the way along in my treatment plan, and up to this point, the results have been exceptional - far better than the work I had done by Manhattan dentists during my many years of living in that city. ORIGINAL REVIEW: As a new patient, I was graciously welcomed into Dr. Shanard‘s beautiful dental office. I was neither rushed nor pressured, considerate accommodations were made for my comfort throughout, and all staff were so very kind and professional. Dr. Shanard is thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. She clearly explained everything to me in both a medical and easily understandable manner. My initial experience has been excellent and has given me hope in my complex case. I look forward to continuing the relationship."- E.S. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
You may have several reasons to seek a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most common symptoms include cracked, crooked, chipped, or broken teeth, painful chewing, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jaw muscles, along with receding gums. Sometimes, a misaligned bite may result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which may cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel.
What to Expect
A bite analysis typically consists of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, a bite study, along with a physical examination from Dr. Shanard. Once the problems with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of treatment methods based on the severity of your case. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated, while some serious problems may need operative therapy.
It's essential that if you experience a second illness or problems with your alignment, you should continue to attend regular dental exams to ensure Dr. Shanard may evaluate any modifications, even after therapy. You should also continue to keep a proper home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash.
The cost of a bite evaluation depends upon the type of imaging that's used. Before your bite analysis, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what could be insured and if there will be any extra expenses. Contemporary Dental Arts takes many payment options including CareCredit®, Lending Club®, and in-house financing.
When you're having any abnormalities with your bite or feel pain when you eat or speak, you might want to be given a bite evaluation. Dr. Shanard can diagnose what may be causing the issue and take care of it before additional issues occur. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Contemporary Dental Arts will collect all of the information required to provide you an analysis and customized treatment plan to renew your bite and dental wellness.