How Much Harm Can Teeth Grinding Do To Your Smile?

Bruxism is a serious problem for a person who is not doing anything to correct the problem. The term “bruxism” is often used to refer to someone who is experiencing a problem with teeth grinding, particularly at night. If you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can do significant harm to them. That means more than just damage that calls for cosmetic dental work. You may need restorative dental care in the form of dental crowns for teeth that become more significantly damaged. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you manage this problem. We can also work with you to address any signs of damage that are already present because of bruxism.

Bruxism And TMD Can Become Serious Problems For You

If matters with teeth grinding are not addressed, they can become big problems for you. What you should know is that bruxism is potentially linked to ongoing troubles with TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. If you are struggling with TMD, you can have difficulties with ongoing discomfort. You might experience headaches, pain and stiffness in your jaw joints, or even some difficulties with neck and shoulder pain.

Using A Custom Appliance To Keep Your Teeth Safe Against Bruxism

People who suffer from TMD and bruxism can see their problems corrected with a special custom appliance. An appliance created by your dentist will be fitted for your smile, so that it remains comfortable and secure when you wear it. By keeping it in at night, you can avoid damage from teeth grinding. It is also possible for a custom appliance to actually hold your jaw joints in a more relaxed position, which makes it easier for you to reduce your ongoing discomforts related to TMD.

Talk To Your Dentist About Restoring Damages Caused By Teeth Grinding

If you have already noticed the effects of teeth grinding, it is not too late to restore your smile! While the damage done by bruxism can be permanent, modern cosmetic dental care can give you smile improvements that you are excited to show off. Once your grinding issue is managed, your dentist can recommend porcelain veneers. These restorations are placed on the front of your teeth, and effectively hide issues like wear and tear, chips, and cracks. For more serious harm, dental crowns can be used to completely cover a tooth, and absorb biting and chewing pressures.

Talk To Allen Family Dental About Your Teeth Grinding Troubles

Allen Family Dental is ready to help individuals who are struggling with problems related to teeth grinding. If you have questions about teeth grinding, if you need to do something about the damage you have suffered, or if you have related issues with TMD, please let us know! To plan your initial consultation with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644.