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Problematic Bite Relationships


Problematic bite relationships in full dentures  cause patients to scurry from one dental center to the next.

Patients search for solutions that help improve their ability to chew.

Dentures are not a perfect system but aligned properly aid in the process of mastication.

I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.

Emergency dental care brings problematic bite relationships into the office.

Your dental emergency in KC will be treated in a professional manner.

Dentists maximize patient’s ability to chew making their dentures fit with excellent impression materials.

Bite relationship products used in our offices articulate your case to duplicate how the mandible and maxilla come together for a sound final set of dentures.

Mal-alignment of dentures can be corrected during the wax try-in appointment where the actual denture teeth are placed in a wax mould and checked in the mouth.

A young man came into the office and dentures were fabricated for the patient.

The most efficient way to register the bite relationship for veteran denture wearers is to mount the actual dentures on an articulator, using the dentures as custom trays.

An impression material is placed inside the old dentures for a better fitting set of new dentures.

It was noted upon mounting the case on an articulator the bite relationship was perfect.

One week later the patient returned to my office, wearing another denture that was made for him at an earlier time.

The denture made for him at an earlier time was removed and the new denture wax try-in was inserted.

The muscles of the maxilla and mandible had re-adapted to a bite position for the dentures made earlier.

The patient was allowed to simply sit in the waiting room wearing the new denture wax try-in for 20-30 minutes.

After that time re-evaluation noted the muscles had corrected the mal-alignment of the wax try-in.

Many times we as dentists return wax try-ins to our laboratories for a bite relationship reset to correct mal-alignment of dentures.

Try this simple technique when a bite relationship appears on target one week and problematic the next.

We all share our tips when discovered to help save time and frustration.

Patients that like the esthetics of one set of dentures and enjoy the chewing capacity of another, unknowingly cause problematic bite relationships for the new set being fabricated.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.

Published by Artis

I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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