Visiting a dentist near the Parkside, CA area whom offers bite adjustment can address many problems for patients who do not have proper bite alignment. The bite is the way in which the teeth come together. If they are misaligned, patients may experience several issues such as:
The first step in bite adjustment is a visit to West Portal Family Dentistry. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can assess the smile during a comprehensive examination. During this time, x-rays may be taken as well as impressions. This allows our dental team to determine which teeth are impacting the alignment of the bite.
The adjustment is done using a dental drill. The problematic teeth are reshaped without anesthetics as it is only the most external enamel layer being treated during this process. If there is other dental work to be done during the visit, anesthetics may be needed.
Most bite adjustments are completed after one visit. However, the dentist may continue to evaluate the smile over time to determine if more adjustments need to be made. The goal is to achieve a balanced bite that provides optimum comfort. Patients typically feel relief from their symptoms almost immediately following their visit.
If you struggle with conditions such as bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder, you could benefit greatly from bite adjustment. Call West Portal Family Dentistry so Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can assist you with your concerns. Their practice is conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 and can be reached at (415) 604-9292. Make an appointment today for an evaluation and to discuss the possible options available for your smile!
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.