When you ignore the signs of a teeth grinding habit, you put your smile at risk! A person who regularly grinds their teeth at night can wear down their enamel to the point that changes to their appearance are hard to ignore. This problem, known as bruxism, can make your smile look uneven, create conspicuous flaws with individual teeth that are particularly worn down, and may even cause chips and cracks to form! In addition to providing protection from bruxism with a custom appliance, your Southlake, TX dentist can provide cosmetic dental work to help you regain confidence in your appearance.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Me With Dental Wear And Tear?
Dental wear and tear can be addressed through cosmetic dentistry. The right procedure can see positive changes through conservative dental work, meaning much of your natural tooth structure will not be altered. With relatively little work, we can make sure teeth look healthy, uniform, and even brighter than before!
Reviewing Your Options For Cosmetic Treatment
More than one cosmetic treatment can be effective at restoring a person’s smile if they have struggled with bruxism. Porcelain veneers are designed to imitate healthy enamel. Custom shells are shaped and sized to make your teeth look healthy and natural while hiding the wear and tear that has affected the way you look. Veneers only cover the front surfaces of teeth, which means only a small amount of preparatory work is required to make space for them. You can also discuss tooth bonding treatment to restore the condition of certain teeth. Composite resin can be applied in a way that hides wear and tear, or even chips and cracks that may have formed.
It should be noted that in some cases, patients can require more than just a cosmetic restoration. If your dentist has concerns about the health of certain teeth, or if you have a hard time biting and chewing, dental crowns can be recommended. By restoring teeth with crowns, we can address physical flaws in addition to making your dental function more comfortable.
We Can Also Help You Prevent Troubles With Nighttime Teeth Grinding
If you do not take action and address nightly teeth grinding, problems with your smile can continue to worsen. We can provide an appliance for you to wear while sleeping so that you no longer damage your enamel by grinding or clenching. We provide custom-made appliances that can remain in place without causing discomfort.
Your Southlake, TX Dentist Can Help You Put A Stop To Teeth Grinding
At our Southlake, TX dentist’s office, Dr. Wright, Dr. Heron, and everyone on staff is ready to help you restore your smile if you have struggled with bruxism. To find out more, call our dental office in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999 to schedule an appointment.