Dealing With The Cosmetic Effect Of Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth in a particularly stressful moment can be hard to avoid, but too much time spent clenching your jaw can create real problems for your smile. If you continue to grind your teeth, or if you have an unaddressed issue with nighttime teeth grinding, you can develop dental wear and tear that lowers the quality of your appearance! At our Rochester, MN dental office, we are prepared to help patients deal with unsightly dental damage. If you want to know how your smile can be restored, you can set up a cosmetic consultation to discuss the different cosmetic dental services we provide.

Frequent Teeth Grinding Can Lead To Unwelcome Smile Changes

You might not realize just how much force you exert when you unconsciously grind your teeth. When you continue to clench your jaw, you create friction that can wear down your enamel. As a result, your teeth can start to look less healthy, or notably misshapen. You can even grind them to the point where you develop chips and cracks! These changes to your smile can certainly hurt your appearance, and may even put your oral health in jeopardy. While the harm you experience can be permanent, the appropriate care can lead to your appearance being restored.

What Can Cosmetic Work Do To Restore Teeth Affected By Wear And Tear?

With the right procedure, you can hide minor chips or cracks in teeth, restore their shape, and give them a generally healthy appearance. Dental veneers can provide significant improvements that are easy to maintain. Your cosmetic restorations will be custom-made for your smile, and the durable material used to craft them can ensure that your improvements continue to last over the years. It is also possible to correct problems by providing a dental bonding procedure. Bonding work will not require any custom restorations. What happens instead is that your dentist will use the composite resin material used for dental fillings to discreetly hide flaws with the shape and size of any problem teeth. It is possible for this treatment to be completed in just one appointment!

You May Need A Dental Crown For More Significant Dental Damage

If the dental damage you suffer is serious enough, you may need more than just cosmetic work. Fortunately, this does not mean you have lost out on the ability to correct smile flaws! Our practice can offer same-day dental crowns that offer protection for vulnerable teeth, in addition to restoring the way you look. This can be called for if persistent teeth grinding has left you with teeth that are no longer capable of providing sufficient biting and chewing support.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Restore A Smile Affected By Teeth Grinding

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who have experienced dental problems due to teeth grinding can enjoy great corrections with the right procedure! We can examine your smile, recommend an appropriate response, and restore your confidence in the way you look after treatment. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.