Dr Gartner: I once attended a seminar about ‘the physics of teeth’: Using different inserts in the denture, a dentist changed the occlusion of a seminar participant. This occlusal change corrected a previously visible pelvic obliquity with leg length deviation.
Dr Wille-Kollmar: For those suffering from seemingly unrelated physical symptoms, I would suggest also having your teeth examined. It should be mentioned, however, that not all dentists take a holistic approach. If just one tooth is ground down, then the entire chewing process changes. “Form is function, and function determines form.” This principle is the basis of Dr. Robert L. Lee’s concept of bio-occlusion. Lee studied dentures to better understand why some worked well over time and others did not.
Dr Gartner: Guests at Park Igls benefit greatly from the fact that we doctors here work closely with specialists in all fields.
Dr Wille-Kollmar: This allows me, for example, to give patients important tips when dealing with their general dentist.