Your Dental Exam

Your surgical specialist examines the structure and health of your mouth, jaws, head, and neck. The restorative dentist studies the shape of your mouth and bite (the way your teeth meet when you chew). He or she also makes models (plaster molds) of your upper and lower jaws to reveal their exact alignment. If you wear a complete or partial denture, your restorative dentist may also evaluate the way it fits in your mouth.