When a person grinds their teeth each night, they can unconsciously cause serious problems for their smile. The friction produced when you grind or clench your jaw can lead to wear and tear that changes the shape of teeth, or even chips and cracks to your enamel! Our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury and Grafton, MA area has experience addressing the effects of this problem, often referred to as bruxism. In addition to helping you protect your smile at night, we can recommend cosmetic dental services that address concerning issues with wear and tear. If necessary, we can also plan procedures to address chips and cracks that have affected your oral health as well as your smile.
Has A Teeth Grinding Habit Left You With Dental Damage?
If you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, the damage to your enamel can produce significant changes in your smile. Over time, you may notice that your smile looks less even, or that certain teeth are starting to stand out because they appear misshapen or jagged. The presence of small chips and cracks in your enamel can also be a concern. While a protective guard worn at night can protect you against the effects of bruxism, cosmetic treatment can be necessary to properly restore the quality of your smile.
Reviewing Your Options For Cosmetic Treatment
More than one treatment is available for an individual with excess dental wear and tear. Through tooth bonding and tooth contouring procedures, a patient’s smile can be carefully restored without the need for any permanent restorations. Contouring work can even out a tooth that looks uneven or jagged, while a bonding procedure is able to hide chips and cracks while also favorably changing a tooth’s overall shape. It is also possible to have your smile restored with porcelain veneers. Veneers will only take up a limited amount of space – they are affixed to the fronts of teeth. This means that little preparatory work is needed to make room for them. While they appear slender, they are designed to sustain their appearance through years of biting and chewing.
Serious Damage May Call For Treatment With Dental Crowns
Chipped and cracked teeth can be more than just a problem for the way you look. Those damages can leave teeth vulnerable to more physical harm, and they may even interfere with your ability to comfortably bite and chew. In order to restore your oral health and appearance, it may be necessary for us to provide dental crowns for badly worn teeth. We have technology in our office that is capable of producing dental crowns in just one appointment, so your procedure can take less time than you might anticipate!
Discuss Cosmetic Dentistry At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury!
People in and around the Shrewsbury and Grafton, MA communities can count on our dentist’s office for support with cosmetic dental concerns. To schedule an appointment at our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.