If you’ve suffered a degree of tooth loss, or you have a tooth that needs a dental crown, your regular general dentist would be happy to help you repair your smile. However, you may also want to consider visiting Dr. Steven Feit, a restorative dentist in Boca Raton who specializes in prosthodontics and occlusion dentistry. Doing so will increase the chances that your restoration will fit your mouth perfectly and that it will stand the test of time.
Occlusion is a term that refers to the way the teeth fit together, both when the mouth is at rest and when a person is chewing. Occlusion dentistry involves a thorough understanding of the mechanics of how the mouth operates. For example, if you are going to receive a crown, Dr. Feit will not only make sure that the crown fits well with the teeth next to it, but he’ll also ensure that the tooth opposite the crown won’t endanger its long-term viability.
Dr. Feit has both the knowledge and the tools to make sure the restorative process goes as efficiently as possible from beginning to end. You’ll even spend less time in the chair than if you got a same day crown from another dentist, which can take several hours. Although Dr. Feit uses a dental laboratory to create his crowns, the impression and placement appointments are quite short, equaling less total time at the dentist’s office than if you received a same day crown.
Dr. Feit has studied occlusion and prosthodontics in-depth, which enables him to design crowns, bridges, and other restorations that feel completely natural and last for many years.
It is Dr. Feit’s custom to take impressions of a patient’s entire arch, not just the area where he’ll place the restoration. He always takes the mechanics of the mouth into consideration when he is designing restorations, resulting in prosthetics that function well and don’t place unnecessary stress on any part of your bite.
Not only do imperfect restorations have a short lifespan, but they can also cause oral health problems. For example, they can cause you to favor chewing on one side of the mouth, which can lead to unbalanced development of the facial muscles and TMJ problems.
As a cosmetic dentist in Boca Raton, Dr. Feit uses high-quality materials to create restorations that complement your face’s natural structural and your mouth’s overall appearance.
Occlusion dentistry doesn’t place a heavy emphasis on fancy technology. Rather, its emphasis is on doing what is best for patients. After a care nurse personally welcomes you into our office, our team will evaluate your needs and discuss your treatment plan. You can expect to be treated with a high level of respect as we embark on designing and crafting a restoration that will provide you with years of healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles.