TMJ/Bioesthetics

 

TMJ TREATMENTS

TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result.

Problems in this area can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Pain in the jaw muscles
  • Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face

Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.

 

BIOESTHETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Durbin is one of less than 300 dental practitioners worldwide, to train in and practice, the advanced techniques of Bioesthetics.  This new paradigm of dentistry, based on optimal biology, was discovered by dentist and biologist Robert L. Lee, D.D.S. over 20 years ago.  His observations and subsequent measurements became the foundation for today’s Bioesthetic Dentistry, which follow nature’s ideal to re-create teeth and bites that will support health and beauty for the life of the patient.


Bioesthetic Dentistry

 

 

 A New Paradigm of
Optimal Health-Based Dentistry
 
 
Dr. Durbin is one of less than 300 dental practitioners worldwide, to train in and practice, the advanced techniques of Bioesthetics. This new paradigm of dentistry, based on optimal biology, was discovered by dentist and biologist Robert L. Lee, D.D.S. over 20 years ago. His observations and subsequent measurements became the foundation for today’s Bioesthetic Dentistry, which follow nature’s ideal to re-create teeth and bites that will support health and beauty for the life of the patient.
 
A traditional dental practice has primarily been based on treating disease symptoms, not causes. Such things as cracked teeth, gum disease, neck pain and severe headaches, as well as cosmetic repairs, have been considered separate issues. Dr. Lee found that the cause of many head, neck, and dental problems could be traced to the relationship between the jaw and teeth. When they are aligned, as nature intended, it provides long term wellness.
 
It is estimated that less than 5% of the population at any given time are lucky enough to be born with nature’s optimal dental system. These fortunate individuals are disease-free even into old age, with very little or no restorative dental work, possessing smiles and faces that are consistently attractive at any age.
 
This biologically healthy approach to dentistry is taught by the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. The rigorous post-doctoral program is delivered in four levels requiring nearly 3 years to complete. Dentists travel from all over the world to learn the way to provide their patients with the ultimate in life-long dental health and esthetic beauty.
 
Those who practice this dental protocol can give their patients what nature would have intended in a perfect world. Diagnosis and treatment involve seating the jaw properly in its socket so that it can allow the facial and cervical muscles to relax and play their own part in this beautiful system. Once the jaw is stabilized, restorative dental work is completed, replicating the most beautiful and functional systems found in natures best. The results are remarkable.
 
As perfecting positions and alignments are introduced to the mouth, painful, perhaps chronic headaches disappear, smiles widen and eyes often appear more open as facial muscles relax, assuming a healthier position. Complete Bioesthetic rejuvenation results in a face appearing younger, fuller and comfortable.
 
Dr. Durbin is one of the first dentists in our area to embrace the advanced wellness model, which is poised to serve as the vanguard to 21st century dentistry. As this paradigm becomes better known and Bioesthetic Dentistry sets the pace for a high standard of diagnosis and care of the dental system, patients will greatly benefit. 
 
To find out more about Bioesthetic Dentistry, go to the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry website, by clicking here.
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