Because our teeth are coated by incredibly hard enamel, they can stay in good shape even as we continually rely on them to bite and chew food. Of course, it is important to remember that our teeth are not invulnerable. If you have problems with bruxism that cause you to grind them at night, they can start to show visible wear and tear. For people who do not address this problem, visible changes to their appearance can occur, making them self-conscious. Eventually, you can even experience oral health problems from this problem! Our Moreno Valley, CA dental practice is prepared to help people who struggle with bruxism. You can come to our office to receive a custom appliance that you wear while sleeping to stop grinding and clenching from damaging your smile.
Bruxism Can Have Significant Consequences For Your Smile
If bruxism is not treated in time, permanent changes to your smile can occur. You can experience wear and tear that hurts the shape of teeth, making them appear older and/or less healthy than they are. Eventually, the pressure from grinding and clenching can result in chips and cracks in your enamel that can require restorative dental work.
Arranging Treatment With A Custom Appliance
Because bruxism tends to cause people to grind their teeth while they sleep, it can be hard for you to manage the problem on your own. A custom appliance provided by your dentist is capable of delivering comfortable protection throughout the night, so this is no longer a concern for you. Your guard keeps your teeth apart, so grinding friction does not occur. This treatment approach is similar to the use of a special guard created to reposition your jaw and relieve stress if you have problems with TMJ disorder.
We Can Restore Teeth Damaged By Grinding Or Clenching
Have your teeth already been damaged from nighttime grinding? Treatment through cosmetic dental work can hide wear and tear, giving you renewed confidence in the way you look. Before committing to this particular treatment, your dentist will take a close look at your teeth to determine if they might need more support. Dental crowns provide protection for teeth that have been chipped or cracked, as well as those that need more protection because they are difficult to rely on when you bite and chew.
Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Bruxism Treatment
At our Moreno Valley, CA dental practice, we are ready to help people who are struggling with the effects of bruxism. If a tendency to grind your teeth at night is starting to affect your life, we can recommend a special appliance to protect your smile. We can also recommend any cosmetic or restorative treatment that might be beneficial. To learn more, or to make an appointment at one of our locations nearest to you, please contact us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.