Assessing occlusion issues is part of the treatment programme at ICDS and patients are often amazed how a few small corrections can improve their quality of life.
Stroud, Gloucestershire (PRWEB UK) 25 September 2013
When it comes to dentistry, consumer attention naturally tends to focus on how the teeth look. Nice straight white teeth are the main objective for most patients; along with ensuring that they are healthy and cavity-free too.
However, there is relatively little awareness of the importance of bite, technically known as occlusion.
Gloucestershire-based ICDS (Implant & Ceramic Dental Studios) have specific expertise in the specialised area of dental occlusion and are keen to educate patients about the importance of having correct ‘bite’.
Mr Torjus Baalack BDS(NUI), Dip (Implant), Dent (Uclan), ICDS Dental Surgeon, Implantologist and Smile Design, explained:
“Occlusion is one of the most important areas of dentistry yet is often neglected. We see patients who are struggling with a range of tooth problems as a result of ‘poor bite’; including erosion, decay, sensitivity or jaw ache. In some cases, there are also functional problems with chewing, biting or even speech. Where this is not corrected, ultimately teeth can become loose or missing and infections or bone loss can set in.
“However, we are seeing that patients with occlusion problems quite often have seemingly unrelated issues elsewhere in the body. Severe headaches and migraine are quite a common consequence of poor bite and we also see back ache, discomfort breathing, even aches and pains in the feet which are alleviated when we tackle the bite problem.”
Unfortunately, occlusion can be one of the most difficult problems to identify and correct.
ICDS Master Technician TJ Nicolas RDT NHD Dent Tech RSA went on to explain:
“Assessing occlusion issues is part of the treatment programme at ICDS and patients are often amazed how a few small corrections can improve their quality of life.
“That’s why ICDS have invested in state-of-the-art T Scan instrumentation, which assesses the bite in fine detail with an electronic sensor which links to a computer with diagnostic software. This enables our Dental Surgeons to study the bio-mechanics of the mouth in fine detail in order to fully investigate the risk.
“While awareness of this issue is still very low, we have seen website interest in occlusion and bite increase by over 300% year on year.”
Once identified, occlusion problems can be tackled with a variety of methods, including temporary oral jigs or splints; or else careful attention to the position of any crowns or replacement teeth.
The Cotswold-based dentists offer an extensive range of dental treatment in their award-winning studios.
The unique concept behind ICDS is having an on-site dental laboratory with team members who work closely with the dental surgeons. They are offer top end results with fast turnarounds, including crowns in an hour, dental implants in a morning and even all on four in a day is achievable; making treatment plans time-efficient as well as offering the opportunity for faster recovery.
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