Unfortunately, many of us experience bruxism – otherwise known as teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress or anxiety, or can simply occur in your sleep. We often grind our teeth without even being aware of it. Common symptoms are a dull, persistent headache and a sore jaw when you wake up. Bruxism that develops and becomes more severe can cause considerable damage. You may be grinding your teeth so hard, your teeth start to chip or crack. Additionally, you can develop jaw and muscular problems, which can alter the appearance of your overall facial structure. You can even experience tooth loss.
At New York Family Dental Arts, we are here to help. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, or missing due to bruxism, we can restore your smile back to its original glory. We offer a variety of treatments such as dental implants, tooth replacement, and porcelain veneers. The diagnosis matters. If your teeth are mildly chipped or cracked and you aren’t looking to replace an entire tooth, we recommend porcelain veneers. Our veneers are of the highest quality and effectively repair broken or chipped teeth. As an added benefit, they whiten teeth and drastically improve the appearance of your smile.
However, if your teeth are extremely cracked or if you’re missing teeth altogether, we recommend either dental implants or tooth replacement. Our dental implants are very durable and are made out of titanium, creating a strong foundation for the artificial teeth. They have a success rate of 98%, and with good care, our dental implants typically last a lifetime. For those experiencing problems with facial structure due to jaw issues, dental implants can also help preserve face structure and prevents bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
While our dental implants provide very effective treatment, our tooth replacement treatment should not go unnoticed. This treatment also helps preserve facial structure, in addition to reducing stress on the jaw and filling in gaps created by missing teeth. Instead of implants, bridges are used. You can either get fixed or permanent dental bridges, or removable dental bridges. This traditional method of replacing teeth has always been widely accepted and used, and at New York Family Dental Arts, we perfect it to create the best possible bridge. Don’t allow your bruxism get the best of you. Whether it’s a cracked, chipped, or missing tooth – we are here to help.