Occlusion and Dental Function - Lafayette, IN

A Beautiful Smile Begins with a Healthy Foundation

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Proper Occlusion, Lasting Smiles

Occlusion” may not be a term you hear very often, but it’s something we think critically about every single day. Oral conditions that occur as a result of bad occlusion (when teeth do not fit together properly) will not be resolved without tailored treatment to restore dental function. Similarly, if teeth do not align correctly or function harmoniously, cosmetic and restorative treatments will not last.

Occlusion is the critical oral foundation needed to achieve accurate dental function and attractive smiles, and assure the health and longevity of both natural and restored teeth. Creating the most ideal occlusion is a crucial part of our care and the driving force behind all our treatments at Allure Dental. In order to be successful long-term, this comprehensive approach requires high levels of detail and skill, and a thorough understanding of the neuromuscular, functional, and aesthetic aspects of the smile.

The Long-Term Benefits of
Proper Occlusion

  • Managing or resolving chronic pain
  • Improving airways and breathing
  • Permanently correcting misalignment
  • Reducing or eliminating TMJ issues
  • Assuring success/longevity of restorations
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Comprehensive Treatment from LVI Trained Dentists

Our dentists have received advanced clinical training in the health, function, and relationship between the teeth, jaw, joints, and muscles from the renowned Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. This background equips us to diagnose and treat issues related to improper occlusion before pursuing more permanent cosmetic and restorative treatments. Because correct dental function is directly related to case success, we leverage advanced technology, including the T-Scan™ occlusion analysis system and i-CAT™ 3D cone beam imaging to improve diagnoses, procedures, and the long-term success of treatment.

Three Critical Components to Achieving
Ideal Dental Function

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Analysis

  • While occlusion is the foundation of a healthy, functioning smile, the initial bite analysis is necessary in determining the best treatment to achieve these results. We use T-Scan™ technology to obtain scientific-backed measurements on the current occlusion of a patient’s bite. These results are used both to educate patients on their oral condition and provide accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Occlusion

  • Building a strong dental foundation is the first step towards creating long-lasting functional and aesthetic smiles. Proper occlusion is oftentimes obtained through Invisalign® treatment, which is customized to produce the most advantageous results. We utilize Invisalign clear aligners to straighten teeth, correct the bite, and resolve issues related to the temporomandibular joint.
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Materials

  • Materials must be able to both imitate the natural appearance of teeth and be able to withstand the normal pressures of biting and chewing, even with proper occlusion. We choose only the best-in-class materials to provide the most natural and long-lasting results. From Keystone dental implants to highly durable porcelain veneers, we utilize restorations built to function for many years.

Long-lasting smiles start with a correct bite.

Contact Our Team Today!