After 3 crowns were put in, my bite has never felt the same. Is there any hope?
Kamini Talati (Port Saint Lucie, FL) on Oct 2, 2012
I would consider working with a prosthodontist ( a dentist that specializes in patients with TMD issues)
Elaine Gorelik (Los Angeles, CA) on Mar 21, 2012
It is difficult to advise in this case without seeing xrays of the teeth and joints. This can be a small problem with the bite that possibly giving you all these symptoms or a major problem with the TMJ. You should see a dentist to evaluate your teeth and joint. Possible reason why old night guard does not fit is different shape of new crowns.
Aziza Askari (Farmington Hills, MI) on Mar 19, 2012
Because the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is so complex, TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) should be treated by a TMJ/TMD expert. In this particular case, TMD treatment and restorative dentistry will most likely be needed to restore harmony to your jaw joint and bite relationship and repair the damage that has already been done. To ensure that youâ€™re receiving the most comprehensive TMJ treatment possible, go to a dentist who provides behavioral, medical, and surgical treatment for TMJ/TMD, as well as restorative dental procedures.