When TMJ strikes, the pain can truly get in the way of enjoying life. If you are experiencing severe, chronic migraines, they will stop you in your tracks. Headaches are only one effect of a TMJ disorder. When the temporomandibular joint that connects the upper and lower jaw is strained, inflamed, or misaligned, a host of problems can result.
From a sore, swollen jaw to a stiff neck and sore throat, TMJ is more than a nuisance. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can bring you relief. Something as simple as veneers could be the answer for you.
How dental veneers can help treat TMJ
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that are attached to the front of your teeth in a cosmetic dental procedure that not only improves the appearance of your teeth, but can?also resolve issues with a misaligned bite.
When your teeth do not line up properly, you end up biting in such a way that it causes strain on your temporomanibular joint every time you chew. Over time, can will result in strain or inflammation and discomfort.
Veneers can change the shape of your teeth, which, in some cases, can re-balance a misaligned bite.
Dental bonding is another alternative to help treat TMJ
In addition to veneers, your dentist may recommend dental bonding. Bonding involves more than the front surface of your teeth. In this cosmetic dental procedure, material that resembles the color of your natural enamel is applied to your teeth. From that point, it is sculpted until you have a tooth that is the correct shape.The material is hardened and polished.
In the end, your dentist will be able to fill any gaps, correct the surfaces of your teeth and address tooth wear in order to improve your bite.
Find out if veneers and bonding are the answer for your TMJ difficulties
Make an appointment with your dentist in order to determine if veneers, bonding, or a combination of both could help you to make your TMJ troubles go away. Through careful evaluation of your teeth and bite, your dentist will be able to design the most effective treatment plan for you. In addition to getting rid of your pain, you can have an incredible smile.