Did you know that the TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) is the MOST FREQUENTLY USED joint in our body? We use them when talking, eating, singing, or yawning. We exploit it so much that it is exposed to a whole lot of disorders that affect your functioning, health, and well-being. Irregularities in their construction and functioning are a very common phenomenon that can affect up to 40% our population (!).

We often do not realize where the source of our discomfort or pain lies, and we do not associate it with the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. And the incorrect functioning of this joint, its overload caused by bad bite conditions, stress, and general diseases, causes various, often very serious, ailments. These can be:

  • Migraines
  • Earache
  • prolapse and locking of the jaw when opening the mouth wide
  • crackles and murmurs
  • soreness of the facial muscles and even the neck
  • mandibular deviation
  • teeth grinding leading to lowering the bite height and thus changing facial features
  • dizziness, fainting
  • nervous tics
  • and even the Tourette Syndrome (?!)

Therefore, care for the proper functioning of the temporomandibular joints is one of the most important issues for a healthy and comfortable life

Diagnosis of the TMJ is complicated and requires a thorough assessment of the test results:

  • Computed tomography
  • Face bow measurements

Comprehensive treatment of TMJ disorders should combine:

  • Prosthetics that optimally rebuild the bite at the right height
  • Manual and automated physical therapy to unblock tensions
  • Orthodontics to improve the alignment of the teeth
  • Implantology to replace missing teeth
  • And even orthopaedics setting the correct body posture


The reasons for problems with TMJ vary. They can be associated with incorrect posture (postural), incorrect bite (occlusion) or even result from psychological violence (emotional). But fortunately, you can control them.

The latest experience in working with TMJ disorders shows that we achieve the best and lasting effects by looking at the patient as a WHOLE entity, where nothing works alone. Therefore, therapy should include not only dental treatment, but above all physiotherapy aimed at loosening tense periarticular muscles.

Therefore, before we start working directly with your teeth, we will check your FEET and BODY POSTURE – to be able to fix both occlusal and postural disorders. If necessary, we will offer you appropriate orthopaedic therapy – sometimes it is enough to wear properly profiled insoles to relieve your suffering.

Initial treatment most often consists of muscle relaxation followed by splint therapy. We choose the type of splint depending on the nature of the TMJ issue you experience. Sometimes orthopaedic rehabilitation is also needed – many TMJ disorders result from incorrect positioning of the feet (!!)

In the next stage, during the reconstruction of the dentition, we examine the TMJ joint system, and based on the obtained data, we prepare a wax up, i.e. a wax model of the prosthetic work, and on its basis, a mock up – a silicone provisional tooth reconstruction.

We test it in the patient’s mouth and only after obtaining good results accepted by the patient, we create the final prosthetic reconstruction in our laboratory.


By eliminating muscle-joint tension and stiffness, we will eliminate many other ailments, such as fatigue, body stiffness, sleep and mood disorders and other symptoms suggesting diseases of internal organs. You will admit that these ailments are extremely troublesome, significantly worsen your functioning at work and in your private life.

„Pain does not mean that the disease process is beginning, but that the body’s compensatory capacity is ending. And if you don’t take comprehensive treatment, it will unfortunately only get worse…”
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