I can really relate to what you are saying about the bite.
I had 9 teeth mutililated unnecessarily through air abrasion which doesn't cut the teeth right and puts a plastice "coating" on the teeth which they call "fillings" and charge major dental work prices for.
It is supposedly "PREVENTATIVE", but it doesn't make sense because nothing is better that natural enamel and the plastic they put on wears off. WHoever legalized this air abrasion machine is guilty of QUACKERY and they know it!!!!!!!
I can't tell you how many times I've had that blue paper stuck between my teeth with the dentist saying "tap, tap, tap", and it was off in every case. THen they get nasty when you tell them it's still not right and they treat you like you are crazy and can't wait to see you out of their office.
Although I am not at the point of getting dentures or partials, after seeing like 7 dentists and 3 prosthodontists who tried to adjust my bite in vain, I am thoroughly disgusted. I could have done a better job myself trying to adjust my bite(9 teeth being off gives many areas where the bite would be "off"). I am sure the dentist that did this procedure and other dentists that ruin a person's bite know exactly what they are doing -- all they see is $$$$$$ on each tooth they can work on unnecessarily.
I suffer from TMJD, creaking joints, neck pain and "an empty feeling" in the back where all my teeth were shaved down. I had a final total bite adjustment where they shaved 9 teeth, fillings and enamel -- YUCK, and my teeth still feel to short. But at this point, I just get treated like I am crazy if I dare complain so there is no point. I am in the process of filing a complaint with a state dental board, but am concerned that this won't do any good as the X-rays from another dentist are not clear(his machine wasn't working properly) that were taken before the procedure(it would show it was unnecessary).
I swear each dentist messes up more than the one before so you deal with a bunch of greedy, incompetents that cover for each other.