The dentist examines the occlusion of the upper and lower jaw, and identifies how the upper and lower teeth fit with each other as well as and how the joints and muscles of the jaws work. Gnathology is referred to as the science of chewing because it treats the masticatory organs like the mandible, teeth, jaws, muscles and so on.
Malocclusion can cause a number of health problems such as headaches, facial pain, and even insomnia. Typically, patients don’t even realize this problem and often the dentist is not able to detect the deplorable bite by an ordinary examination. Essentially, if the teeth, crowns and dentures won’t fit felicitously in the occlusal position, they wear out over time or peregrinate from their pristine position. As a result, other symptoms cognate to this, dysfunction may occur, such as: tooth abrasion, clicking of the jaw, tinnitus, headaches, neck/shoulders/back pain and so on.
Gnathological Treatment, the dentist to examine the connection of the jaws with the utilization of special instruments and determine the felicitous treatment. Over the course of Gnathological Treatment, the kinetic of the jaw is recorded. This treatment is actually painless, lasting only an hour, when the patient is asked to perform certain forms of kinetic with their mouth. With the help of an articulator, the doctor obtains a precise record of the facial arc (called an axiograph) and register the major bearing points in order to engender the most tailored prostheses (crowns and bridges) possible.
During the preparation of the prosthesis (crowns, bridges, partial or complete dentures), the laboratory prepares a mold predicated on the imprints taken by the computer, which is returned to the dentist along with the information that was collected on the kinetics of the joints. The dentist then determines the position and forms of kinetic of the temporomandibular joints and returns the information to the technician. Utilizing this information, the laboratory is able to prepare the final prosthesis.