about bite analyses
If your teeth are misaligned, it may be damaging to your gums and teeth, and can also cause discomfort in your jaw joints. An analysis of your bite is done to help determine if you have a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, Dr. Patrick Yoshikane uses innovative technologies at his practice in Orange, CA to ascertain how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify if you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. We also assess your muscles, jaw, and teeth as a whole to determine any underlying issues, which may be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite may lead to future issues, which can be debilitating or painful so it's important to get a diagnosis when you observe a painful or uncomfortable bite. To schedule a bite analysis, contact our team at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane is amazing! I can tell you from my very first visit. I have found my forever Dentist.I had prior dental work done and I was totally unhappy with my results. I really didn't like to smile much. I had a cap on my front tooth and the post underneath was black and my prior dentist didn't clean it up so you were able to see it through the cap Dr. Yoshikane was able to clean up the post and made a cap that looks so real that you cannot tell it is fake. From my experience this man will not let you walk out of his office unless he is happy with his work and you're happy. I recommend Dr. Yoshikane and his staff for all your dental wants and needs."- F.O. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"I'm new to the OC area, and found this place.. thank God I did!! They took care of me from the second I walked into the door. I came in to fix a chipped tooth, and now it looks better than it ever did! The ladies at the front desk are angels on earth.. they sent me off with FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Wow, it is so rare to walk into a business and be surrounded by such genuine and caring people like this!! I will be back in December for a good ol' cleaning. I've never said this before in my life- IM EXCITED FOR MY NEXT TRIP TO THE DENTIST! Thank y'all for everything Update: I went back to Dr. Yoshikane for 3 cavities.. he filled them all in under an hour! I had no pain, and was even laughing while he did it because he is so good at making you feel calm and comfortable. His assistant is so sweet (just like everyone else in the office), she even gave me a blanket because I was nervous. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about! THANK YOU"- L.P. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is a true artist! He does such beautiful work and is 100% committed to his clients and the quality of his work. He really makes you feel comfortable and has a wonderful and supportive staff. When you have dental work done, you want it done by a perfectionist. That’s is Mr. Yoshikane."- J.M. / Google / Sep 30, 2019
"I have been going to Dr Yoshikane for several years now. He provides excellent care with the most advanced technology. If you ask him "how does this work", or "how are you going to do that", he will patiently explain. I have had a lot of dental work done (fillings, crowns, extractions, root canals and an implant) and I have always had the best outcome with Dr Yoshikane! The front staff are wonderful, as well as the hygienist. Pricing is not any higher than any other dentists I have been to and.... THEY HAVE COFFEE AND FRESH BAKED COOKIES!!!! So I leave with a coffee and a cookie! Can't get better than that!"- H.A. / Yelp / Aug 28, 2019
You may have several reasons to seek a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most common symptoms include crooked, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, painful chewing, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jaw muscles, along with receding gums. Sometimes a misaligned bite may result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which may cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel.
what to expect with tekscan
The bite analysis procedure consists of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, Tekscan bite analysis, along with a physical examination from Dr. Yoshikane. During this visit, our team will use Tekscan technology to measure the level and timing of force exerted by each of your teeth as you bite. Tekscan also determines the overall force exerted by all of your teeth as they work in unison. Once the problems with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of treatment methods based on the severity of your case. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated while some serious problems may need operative therapy.
It's essential that if you experience a problem with your alignment, you should continue to attend regular dental exams to ensure that Dr. Yoshikane evaluates any modifications, even after therapy. You should also continue to keep a proper home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
schedule your tekscan
When you're having any abnormalities with your bite or feel pain when you eat or speak, you might want to be given a bite evaluation. Dr. Yoshikane can diagnose what may be causing the issue and take care of it before additional issues happen. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. will collect all of the information required to provide you with an analysis and customized treatment plan to improve your bite and overall wellness.