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How Dental Implants Help With TMJ Disorders & Relieve TMJ Pain | Dr. Kurt Uyehara, DDS

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Did you know that missing teeth can lead to TMJ?

One or more missing teeth can actually end up leading to or contributing to TMJ disorder. One of the leading factors in address TMD/TMJ is by evaluating your bite and ensuring your bite is balanced by replacing missing teeth. You will quickly see that if you’ve been considering dental implants to complete your smile, this might be something that helps you address more concerns than you initially imagined, it could help with TMJ pain relief.

Tooth Replacement Options

Dr. Kurt Uyehara offers a variety of options for replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. You can replace just one tooth at a time with single implants. You also have the option of replacing multiple teeth through the means of using implant-supported dental bridges, partials, or dentures. We offer mini-implants, partial dental implants, full-implants, and dentures.

The TMJ Impact to Implants

If you suffer with TMJ/TMD disorder, what this means is that you’re having some issue with your jaw joints, which will include stress, strain, and probably some amount of discomfort. If you have teeth that don’t fit together properly (which is certain if you’re missing teeth), your jaw picks up the slack. It has to work overtime when in use and when at rest, too! So, we encourage you to replace missing teeth with dental implants to restore the balance. This will improve the quality of your daily life, it will make eating and speaking easy again, and it will protect your jaw joints, too!

Find Out How Implants Can Help You

Learn more about the many benefits of choosing dental implants for your smile. Schedule a visit with our Honolulu, HI, Ala Moana dental practice today by calling us today at 808-944-8338 to schedule your dental care to promote your overall health and wellness.

Visit us at www.tmjdentalhawaii.com or call us 808-944-8338

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