"Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember,
let me do it and I understand."
Temporomandibular joint functional therapy
Many adults suffer from various pain symptoms in the oral and maxillofacial area, but also from headaches or pain that goes beyond the area of the head and whose cause you would not initially associate with your masticatory organ, e.g. neck tension, back problems, shoulder pain or hip problems.
However, only very few of those affected have ever thought of talking to their dentist.
The cause of many pain symptoms, even chronic ones, is a disturbance in the interaction of the upper and lower jaw and the chewing muscles. Tension in the chewing muscles can easily spread through the cervical and lumbar spine to the pelvic area. The transmission of pain signals into the nervous system can ultimately lead to neurophysiological reactions and thus to chronic pain.
These chewing dysfunctions - the clinical picture is called CMD (cranio-mandibular dysfunction) - are triggered by the fact that the chewing and biting surfaces do not fit together perfectly.
The problem is triggered by the fact that the chewing and biting surfaces do not fit together perfectly, e.g. due to misaligned teeth, tooth extractions, faulty dentures, braces or injuries.
The more questions you have answered with "yes", the more likely it is that you have a jaw dysfunction (CMD).
If you are unsure whether a CMD examination is appropriate for you, you are welcome to contact us for a preliminary examination.
Brief examination and consultation for your initial information, with explanation of the scope and costs of any necessary measures.
Independent examination with diagnosis and planning of further treatment.
Computer-aided three-dimensional movement analysis of the temporomandibular joints in real time. It doesn't get any more precise than this.
Checking the bite using digital jaw models and recording your data on the computer.
Transfer of your data to a digital chewing simulator.
Insertion of a CAD-CAM manufactured bite correction splint based on your computer-aided digital measurement data. The bite correction splint compensates for the bite defects and leads to relief.
Another advantage of the functional splint is that it prevents the wear of individual teeth or dentures that can result from overloading.
...takes place after the function has been corrected. The splint is worn until the target position of the teeth or your therapeutic bite position is achieved and stable. Only then are any necessary corrections, replacement of fillings or planning of high-quality implant work carried out.
We explain to you which accompanying therapy measures are necessary.
You will receive detailed reports from us about your examination and treatment.