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The joints and muscles where the skull attaches to the lower jaw, providing you the ability to open and close your jaw – to talk, chew, and swallow – are called temporomandibular joints, or TMJ. In Dr. Samsavar’s initial dental examination he checks for signs of TMJ disorders.


Security and Stability

If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for endurance and stability, dental implants are the way to go. They may cost more and take slightly longer to complete than bridges or dentures, but they are the best choice for lifelong replacement.


Dentures are an affordable option for anyone with missing teeth. The word often conjures up visions of grandma’s teeth floating a drinking glass. But dentures aren’t only for the old. As many know, dentures are removable substitutes for lost teeth. They are a porcelain or acrylic “tooth” attached to a gum-colored foundation, along with a metal brace. They attach to your other teeth, holding the denture in place in your mouth.


Orthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that helps straighten your teeth and correct misaligned bite issues. Crooked, crowded or gapped teeth can cause many issues over time, not just an off-balanced smile. They can cause your bite to become unbalanced, which could lead to painful TMJ (temporomandibular joints) issues. Also, cleaning crowded and crooked teeth effectively can be a tricky task. Therefore you are more prone to decay and gum disease, which will result in more dental visits and money in the future. Straightening your teeth will not only give you a new brilliant smile, but it helps keep you and your teeth in good health.