Patient Resources

          Function of Your Smile

When considering any enhancement of your smile, it is worth remembering that your teeth are designed for function (chewing). It is therefore important to make sure that any cosmetic enhancement of your smile complements or improves your existing function.

For comfort, longevity and the protection of your new smile, it is important that your teeth touch evenly when biting together, as this allows your jaw muscles to settle into a relaxed position at rest. It is very common to find that most people possess an uneven bite, which often results from general wear over time and past dentistry, such as a filling in a tooth that has worn down, or tooth movement following orthodontic treatment (braces).

A complete smile assessment will always incorporate a thorough examination of your bite, as we not only want your smile to look fantastic, but also want it to last for many years to come!

Dr Kang Trillium Dentistry Logo