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Occlusion (Bite)

"When occlusion, or your bite, is correct, each tooth protects the other."

Many times when teeth or porcelain is chipping it means there could be an occlusion problem. Ideally anatomically your jaws, jaw joints and muscles should be in a place of rest. Dr. Strutz can get your mouth back into that position.

"When dentists restore teeth one tooth at a time it can create a bite problem," she says. To correct the situation, Dr. Strutz works to correct the occlusion problem by looking at the whole mouth. Sometimes she is able to conservatively recontour, adjust or bond the teeth into a better position. Crowns and bridges are generally only recommended as a last resort. 

Conservative Help for the Hopeless.