Many people know the phenomenon: if you go to bed stressed and tense, you wake up the next morning with headaches and tension. The most frequent cause of this is nightly teeth grinding. In the long term, it damages the tooth substance and can lead to orthopaedic diseases of the jaw joint and the spine.
This can be effectively prevented with a splint therapy individually adapted by your dentist in Munich. The special material of the splint minimizes friction and thus also the amount of force required for grinding teeth. The tooth substance is reliably protected. The decisive factor here is that the splint fits exactly. For this reason, we carry out comprehensive functional diagnostics in our practice in Munich before we have your splint made in our dental laboratory.
In our dental practice in the centre of Munich, you as a person are the centre of attention. That is why we do not only focus on your teeth, but on the entire dental-jaw complex and its importance for your health as a whole.
Did you know, for example, that nightly teeth grinding can be the cause of tension and headaches? In order to find these and other causes of illness and to be able to treat them in a targeted manner, we as the Munich dentist of your choice work with so-called functional diagnostics.
We use functional diagnostics as a modern analysis method in two important areas of our practice work:
- for the elimination of discomfort, pain and teeth grinding caused by disorders in the masticatory system
- for the precise fabrication of bridges, crowns and other dentures, in the correct bite position for you
When opening and closing your mouth, we observe whether the movements of your lower jaw are in order and whether we hear any clicking sounds. In doing so, we feel whether your jaw muscles are hardened and whether your teeth fit together properly. In a second step we determine the interaction of your chewing system. To do this, we use the facebow: a measuring frame that is placed at certain points on your face and measures the position of your upper jaw and your individual mouth and jaw movements. Your bite is registered: you bite on a wax or plastic plate which creates an impression of your teeth. With the help of the determined values we create a model of your jaw movements in our laboratory.