TREATING TEETH THAT HAVE BROKEN DOWN FROM BRUXISM
Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding. Very often people who grind their teeth do not know that they do it. Often, it happens while a person sleeps. Grinding your teeth is bad for the enamel, because it will break down over time.
Teeth grinding can also lead to broken or chipped teeth. It might even eventually lead to missing teeth. If you grind your teeth, the first thing that you need to do is to make an appointment to see us. We want to find a treatment as soon as possible.
There are several options to treat teeth that have been affected by bruxism. The way that you are treated will depend on how much your teeth have been damaged. Dental bonding will work in some cases. That will cover the broken part. Other people prefer veneers. They cost a little bit more, but they last longer and they are harder to stain.
If the damage from bruxism is severe, a dental implant or several dental implants might be the answer. Implants are artificial teeth that look and feel natural. They are strong, and no one will know that you have them.
If you are grinding your teeth, you will want to do more than just repair the teeth that have been affected. You will want to stop grinding. If you grind your teeth at night, a mouthguard might do the trick for you. Many people have had success with them. You will also want to learn to better manage your stress, since stress is a major cause of bruxism.
Whether you need treatment because of damage that grinding has caused, or you want to learn how to stop, we are the best resource that you have. We can treat the problems, and also help you to stop further damaging your teeth.