Occlusal therapy allows your bone and ligaments to heal properly, and ensure your healthy smile.
In the healthy occlusion(bite) forces are evenly distributed among all of the teeth. When excessive pressure is placed on any given tooth these forces can cause loosening and contribute to bone loss. The objective of occlusal therapy is to create an even distribution of these forces allowing the bone and ligament to heal. The use of an occlusal night guard may be needed to help control the pressures generated by a clenching and grinding habit. In situations where bone loss and loosening has already occurred, splinting (tying together of adjacent teeth) may be needed.