Bite Restoration

Scott Prawat, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

When you have recurring dental problems, like decaying teeth, jaw pain, or broken teeth, that could mean you have underlying issues that bite restoration can resolve. Scott E. Prawat, DDS, of Los Gatos, California, offers holistic bite restoration that finds the source of your dental issues and helps prevent long-term damage to your teeth and gums. To see how a bite restoration can help you, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Bite Restoration Q&A

What is a bite restoration?

A bite restoration is a dental process that improves your oral health by treating underlying problems that could be causing pain or recurrent issues. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Prawat is concerned about your:

  • Uneven or significant tooth wear
  • Frequent tooth breakage
  • Jaw, neck, or head pain
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Recurrent decay or abscess
  • Shifting teeth
  • Grinding teeth or clenched teeth

Aging, past dental work, and long-term stress also impact the tissues that support your teeth, gums, and face. Even subtle changes in your mouth's structure can cause pain, increased risk of infection, and need for frequent dental intervention. Bite restoration helps to identify the issues that could impact your long-term oral health and correct them.

What does bite restoration involve?

Initially, Dr. Prawat collects your health history and performs a thorough dental assessment, including an oral exam and digital X-rays. He creates a customized bite restoration plan that may include:

  • Teeth alignment
  • Tooth extraction
  • Crowns
  • Implants
  • Dental bonding
  • Braces or retainers
  • Filing or reshaping teeth
  • Prosthodontics

Dr. Prawat discusses each phase of your bite restoration and helps you understand your personalized treatment plan's risks and benefits.

What are the benefits of bite restoration?

Even subtle changes, like building up a short or uneven tooth, could make a big difference in how your upper and lower bite work together. Quality bite restoration offers many benefits, including:

  • Slowing progressive wearing down of your teeth
  • Improving facial symmetry
  • Protecting healthy teeth from decay
  • Diminishing pain from grinding or clenching teeth
  • Preventing tooth loss
  • Decreasing the need for root canals, fillings, or a tooth repair

By fixing your bite problems, you can relax the muscles and tissues in your face, which can soften wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance. Bite restoration fixes the issues that lead to other costly and painful issues down the road. Rather than just treating the symptoms, bite restoration corrects the problems before they happen.

To see if bite restoration can help improve your oral health, call the office, or schedule an appointment online with Scott E. Prawat, DDS today.