I just had four dental implants placed, but now my teeth aren’t lining up when I bite down. Is this normal?
Kathy- Tallahassee, FL
No, this is not normal. Your teeth should line up together when you bite. I’d get this looked to right away, because if it isn’t fixed it could lead to TMJ disorder.
There are a couple of possibilities for what went wrong with your dental implants:
- The more likely scenario is that the surgeon placed the implants in the wrong position.
- The other possibility is that the implants weren’t restored properly.
Implant dentistry is not a recognized specialty and fairly unregulated. It is important to go to a dentist that has a lot of post graduate implant credentials, such as at LVI. It’s even more helpful if you can find a dentist that is also knowledgeable in neuromuscular dentistry, like Dr. Hadgis is. Although it is challenging to find that combination.
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