In less time than you may expect, bruxism can change your smile. The increasing wear and tear caused by a habit of grinding or clenching your jaw can change the way you look by making you appear older, less healthy, and generally less attractive. Eventually, the pressure placed on your teeth can lead to more worrying enamel damage that calls for restorative work! Our Columbia, TN dentist's office is here to help. To prevent further damage to your smile, we can provide an occlusal guard to keep you safe against wear and tear. We can discuss treatment options that are available if you want to do something about existing damage.
Are You Concerned About The Dental Damage Caused By Wear And Tear?
Teeth grinding and clenching can cause discomfort, particularly as you wake up. It can worsen in time if you continue to experience this issue, particularly if you tend to grind or clench while you are asleep. While our enamel gives us impressive protection from the friction generated when you bite and chew, these habits can cause visible wear and tear. Eventually, the pressure placed on your teeth can lead to visible chips and cracks that create cosmetic and oral health issues.
Discussing Cosmetic Or Restorative Treatment For Dental Damage
Depending on the condition of your smile, we can discuss either restorative or cosmetic dental work to help you. Cosmetic services take care of visible issues that make you less confident in your appearance. Through treatment, we can cover up superficial damage and reshape teeth to look healthier and more youthful. If you have more worrying damage, a dental crown may be needed to protect your enamel and preserve your bite function. Before we recommend either approach, we can carefully study your teeth to make sure you enjoy the right kind of care.
A Custom Guard Can Keep Your Smile Safe Against Bruxism
It is important that you protect your smile against worsening wear and tear. Without intervention, your habit of grinding or clenching your jaw can keep doing harm to your smile. With a custom occlusal guard, we can provide you with protection on a nightly basis. The guard will be designed just for you, which can ensure that it remains comfortable and stays in place to support you.
Talk To Your Columbia, TN Dentist About Restoring Your Smile!
Restoring a smile affected by bruxism can call for cosmetic or restorative treatment. Our practice is prepared to work with you to address damage from wear and tear, even when it is serious enough to call for dental crowns. To learn more about how we can take care of your appearance, and how we can protect you against further harm from bruxism, call Creekside Family Dentistry in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.