If trouble with bruxism goes untreated, this condition can take a serious toll on your smile. The persistent friction on your enamel produced by nightly teeth grinding will lead to wear and tear, which can turn into more significant issues with chipping and cracking that can hurt your oral health! Fortunately, there are treatments available to patients who have dental damage because of bruxism. At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, we can evaluate your smile to see what kind of service you might require. If the damage to your enamel is only superficial, cosmetic dental services are available to positively change the way that you look. For more serious damages, we may need to provide restorative dental work.

How Has Teeth Grinding Changed Your Appearance?

Persistent issues with friction from grinding and clenching can create significant problems for the way you look. In time, your teeth can start to look flattened or worn down, which can make them look older and less healthy. Chips and cracks can also occur, and this can cause problems with the health of teeth as well as issues with their appearance.

Arranging Cosmetic Treatment To Address Dental Wear And Tear

To deal with the effects of prolonged wear and tear, your dentist can walk you through your different cosmetic dental treatment options. One option available is the esthetic restoration of teeth with porcelain veneers. Veneers are slim shells that cover the fronts of teeth. They occupy less space than dental crowns, which is why they can be placed with less preparatory work. The porcelain material used to make them is capable of staying in good condition through the years. A more conservative treatment option is to restore teeth that look unhealthy through tooth bonding treatment. This process does not rely on any restorations, but instead uses a composite resin substance to hide damages and change the shape and color of your teeth. When necessary, we will identify oral health issues caused by bruxism and recommend treatment with dental crowns.

Still Grinding Your Teeth At Night? We Can Help!

If you have not addressed an ongoing problem with bruxism, we can help! With a custom mouth guard given to you by your dentist, you can stop nightly teeth grinding from hurting your enamel. When the guard is in position, it will keep your teeth apart so that there is no longer any concern about damage from grinding or clenching.

Talk To Your Upton, MA Dentist’s Office About Treatment For Bruxism

Dr. Goguen is prepared to help patients who are concerned about the damages done by their teeth grinding habit. If you need to do something about wear and tear that has built up over time – or if you still need to do something about bruxism – contact Upton Dental at 508-529-4591 to schedule a visit.


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