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Temporo-Mandibular (TM) Jaw Joint Examination

In most cases as part of the comprehensive examination because the TM-joints form an integral part of any partial- or full crown/implants/denture reconstruction. The examination will include an extensive clinical joint assessment and also a CT- scan analysis and MRI –analysis if indicated. The TM – joints are a complex joint joined together by the lower jaw. Balance and alignment between both TM joints and the teeth and associated muscles is of the utmost importance for a happy functional chewing and speaking process. Wear on teeth or joints will affect the balance and alignment between these components with associated muscle pain and possible joint pain and tooth ache.

Dr Stéfan Bester

Graduated from the Dental School at the University of Pretoria with (B Ch D) Pret. He completed his masters degree in 1992. Started his own practice in Randpark Ridge, Randburg, during 1993. He is a member of the South African Dental Association (SADA), the Health Professionals Council of South Africa, the Academy of Prosthodontics of South Africa (APSA) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).


Tel: 011 792 2723/4
Fax: 086 672 1980
Address: 98 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, 2169
Postal Address: P.O Box 1746, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, 2156