Until you put a stop to problems with bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding, you can experience chronic pain, suffer wear and tear on your teeth, and even run the risk of significant dental damage! Fortunately, your Riverside, CA dentist can protect your smile by providing an oral guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. When in place, the guard stops you from unconsciously grinding or clenching your teeth. While this stops bruxism from doing more harm to your smile, you may feel self-conscious about wear and tear that has already occurred. To deal with this issue, you can look into cosmetic dental work to make your smile appear healthier and more youthful. If necessary, we can recommend the placement of a dental crown to restore a tooth that is in poor health because of advanced damage.

Has An Issue With Bruxism Hurt Your Appearance?

Problems with stress, unresolved TMJ troubles, and the consumption of alcohol or caffeine are all potentially responsible for nightly teeth grinding. If you have been grinding your teeth while asleep, it becomes difficult to avoid cosmetic problems that have occurred because of constant friction on your enamel. If you have already put a stop to the problem by receiving a custom guard from your dentist, you can be safe against any new damage. In addition to protecting your teeth by offering this support, your dentist can review your options for cosmetic dental treatment to address the harm that has already occurred.

Restoring Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are surprisingly durable, and are effective at restoring the look of teeth that have been chipped or cracked, worn down, or damaged in some other way. Made from a strong porcelain material, these thin shells only cover the front surfaces of teeth. The process of making room for them will only require minimal changes to your tooth structure. Veneers are also able to cover up problems with the shape or size of teeth, and address trouble with poor spacing.

Using A Tooth Bonding Treatment To Address Specific Flaws

Even if wear and tear is relatively mild, it can be serious enough to hurt the quality of your smile by making teeth appear older or unhealthy. To restore the way your teeth look, we can perform a careful tooth bonding procedure that covers enamel with a resin substance that can permanently bond to it. Once applied, this work can make your smile more symmetrical, brighter, and generally more attractive!

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Restoring Your Smile After A Teeth Grinding Issue

If you want to do something about dental damage from bruxism, talk to your Riverside, CA dentist about your options for cosmetic treatment! To find out what our practice can do for you, or to speak with one of our other locations, call us at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

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 Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.