If your teeth don’t seem to fit together well, there are multiple things that may be causing this. There are also some questions, the answers to which may help you better understand what may be going on. By reviewing the common reasons for you to feel you’re having trouble with bite balance, you can more easily begin to unearth the potential key to what’s bothering your smile. Remember, once you know for certain, your Moreno Valley dentist is here to help you make it so your smile feels good and teeth and jaws are well balanced.

Has It Always Been This Way?

If your teeth have never felt like they fit together well and you are just now mentioning your problem with bite balance, then this is likely the result of something we call a malocclusion. It means that when your smile developed, your top and bottom teeth did not line up as puzzle pieces might. Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that today’s orthodontics can help mild to severe cases, so you may look forward to improvement!

Is This A New Thing?

If you are complaining of bite balance concerns, even if you’re simply noticing that two teeth touch whereas they did not before, this is not simply misalignment that you were born with. To the contrary, something has impacted your usual balance and it may include one of the following, suggests your Moreno Valley dentist:

  • Your teeth may be aligned but you may have a damaged or old crown (or other dental work) that’s getting in the way and requires repair or replacement
  • Your teeth may have shifted if you have suffered from tooth loss
  • A dental filling, bonding, or other treatment may need to be adjusted

Find Your Bite Balance With Us

Enjoy teeth that fit comfortably together by seeking care from our compassionate team. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.