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Occlusion is the relationship between your upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) teeth as they come into functional contact, such as when you bite, chew or close your jaws together. The way the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of any of your teeth come together affects the other teeth, in addition to your gums, your neck and head, the muscles of the jaw, the jaw joint and your oral health.

There are a number of common signs that are indicative of malocclusion, which include:


The muscles that control the ability to open and close your mouth can generate tremendous forces when chewing, grinding (bruxism) and/or clenching your teeth. If left untreated, malocclusion could lead to:


If found that your occlusion is contributing to and/or causing dental problems (chipped/broken teeth, failing restorations etc.) a treatment plan may be developed to adjust your occlusion. This may involve reshaping, restoring (dental crowns, veneers, fillings of composite/fillings of ceramics), or repositioning by orthodontics some or all of your teeth.


If you are interested in more comprehensive cosmetic/aesthetic dental treatment, ensuring a stable bite becomes even more important to your oral health and long-term durability and functionality of the veneers and/or crowns you will be receiving. A stable occlusion is a requirement for long-lasting and beautiful aesthetic dentistry. If your occlusion is nor properly managed, your rehabilitation could be at risk for failure.


We will answer your questions professionally in in our Zahnarztpraxis Uetikon am See, to your satisfaction.

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