Your teeth face threats from oral bacteria, as well as from biting and chewing pressures. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, particularly at night, you can potentially create enough force to chip or crack a tooth. If this happens, you may need a dental crown to provide the appropriate support. Your dentist can have you protected with a life-like crown in just a single appointment, thanks to CEREC technology. While this certainly addresses the problem of dental damage, the problem of teeth grinding still needs to be confronted. With a special oral appliance, your dentist can help you avoid future issues with dental damage caused by this habit.
The Importance Of Addressing Nighttime Teeth Grinding
A teeth grinding habit, also known as bruxism, can create several problems for a person. The stress this action places on your jaw joints can lead to TMJ dysfunction, which can create serious discomfort. You can also be faced with the issue of dental damage, which can be serious enough to require restorative dental work. A custom oral appliance provided by your dentist will allow you to sleep through the night without grinding your teeth. An appliance can also be created to help relieve pain in your jaw joints, which will reduce your discomfort.
A Modern Restoration Can Provide Years Of Valuable Support (When You Take Care Of Your Oral Health Needs)
A modern restoration from your dentist can provide valuable support, and keep your vulnerable tooth safe. However, poor habits can lead to early wear and tear. Teeth grinding can cause damage that makes a restoration necessary. If it goes untreated, it may lead to you damaging an existing restoration, which will call for a replacement.
Talk To Hillsview Dental About Addressing The Effects Of Teeth Grinding
If you need to address a dental problem, or if you are looking for routine oral health support, Hillsview Dental can offer a fantastic patient experience. Our practice provides a range of services, and we can work with you to keep your smile in the best possible shape. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.