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Will getting new dentures with implants help with my TMJ ?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably yes

Implant supported or retained dentures provide for a much more stable and reproducable bite.
This alone will significantly reduce your TMJ discomfort.

In brief: Probably yes

Implant supported or retained dentures provide for a much more stable and reproducable bite.
This alone will significantly reduce your TMJ discomfort.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

A stable occlusion, which implant supported dentures will provide should help with your TMD.

In brief: Probably

A stable occlusion, which implant supported dentures will provide should help with your TMD.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Balancing the occusion (the bite) is imperative when dealing with a tmj/tmd problem. Often, people go with missing teeth (all or some, ) for some time, which changes the bite.
The triad of the teeth, muscles and the jaw joints can be severely crippled when teeth are taken out and not replaced. Whether successful, dentures or implants, may depend on length of time you have had tmj.

In brief: Depends

Balancing the occusion (the bite) is imperative when dealing with a tmj/tmd problem. Often, people go with missing teeth (all or some, ) for some time, which changes the bite.
The triad of the teeth, muscles and the jaw joints can be severely crippled when teeth are taken out and not replaced. Whether successful, dentures or implants, may depend on length of time you have had tmj.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dentures

Restoring the mouth helps stabilize the TMJ and balance the bite.
Opening the bite will also relax the muscles of mastication. Temporary appliances can serve as a diagnostic tool to see if it helps with your pain before the case is completed. You should be pain free before going to the implant phase.

In brief: Dentures

Restoring the mouth helps stabilize the TMJ and balance the bite.
Opening the bite will also relax the muscles of mastication. Temporary appliances can serve as a diagnostic tool to see if it helps with your pain before the case is completed. You should be pain free before going to the implant phase.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Tmj problems can be made worse by poorly fitting or loose dentures.
If the dentures are properly fitting and stabilized by dental implants, that could be expected to improve the TMJ problems. It depends to a large degree on what the TMJ problem is....Muscle pain versus displaced disc versus arthritis. A good doctor or dentist would be able to help you determine the cause and recommend treatment.

In brief: Maybe

Tmj problems can be made worse by poorly fitting or loose dentures.
If the dentures are properly fitting and stabilized by dental implants, that could be expected to improve the TMJ problems. It depends to a large degree on what the TMJ problem is....Muscle pain versus displaced disc versus arthritis. A good doctor or dentist would be able to help you determine the cause and recommend treatment.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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