Physiologic dentistry is the field that focuses on aligning the upper and lower jaw to their correct position that allows for balanced and relaxed muscles. When the balance is off, it can result in an obstructed airway that leads to sleep apnea or other sleep disorders, TMJ, and discomfort.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we take a physiologic approach to ensure your All-on-4 dental implants not only replace your missing teeth but provide you with a well-balanced jaw.
Often patients will experience TMJ or sleep apnea symptoms after getting dentures because the doctor did not consider the jaw muscles and balance during the initial treatment process. If patients experienced these symptoms before losing their teeth and never addressed the root cause, our physiological approach to tooth replacement could help.
When we design your All-on-4 dental implants, we prepare them to support your facial structure with the proper balance to help you achieve optimal comfort and resolve or prevent TMJ and airway problems.
We will examine your airway and jaw position during your consultation to determine if the balance is off. If it is, we will address it as we replace your teeth with All-0n-4 dental implants.