Teeth are strong enough to bite and chew through many tough foods and still maintain their health and appearance. However, it is possible for mounting stress to wear down your enamel, and that can create problems over time, including problems with your appearance. If your issues with enamel wear and tear can be traced back to a teeth grinding habit, we can talk to you about using an appliance to stop bruxism from hurting your smile while you sleep. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help you take on problems with wear and tear so that you no longer feel self-conscious about the way you look. Because these problems are often only cosmetic in nature, we can provide meaningful changes via tooth bonding and contouring treatment, or with porcelain veneers.
How Bruxism Affects Your Smile
Bruxism, an issue with habitual teeth grinding, can have serious consequences for your teeth over time. The increasing wear and tear on your enamel can hurt your appearance, which can make you grow worried that you look older and less healthy. Unfortunately, if this problem is not addressed in time, it can do more than just negatively affect the way you look. That mounting pressure can lead to dental damage that calls for restorative dental work!
Conservative Cosmetic Treatment To Improve Your Appearance
If your teeth appear worn or unhealthy because of bruxism, or for any other reason, we can discuss cosmetic dental work and its potential to improve your appearance. Through tooth bonding and contouring and work with porcelain veneers, we can take care of concerns about the way you look when you smile and speak. These procedures minimize changes to your tooth structure, and with tooth bonding and contouring we can complete a procedure in as little as one visit!
Protecting Yourself Against Further Damage
To stop you from grinding your teeth at night, we can provide a custom oral appliance to wear before you go to bed. When this appliance is in place, it prevents you from wearing down your enamel by unconsciously grinding and clenching. This does more than just prevent the onset of cosmetic issues and dental damage. By stopping you from clenching and grinding your jaw, we can protect you against an accumulation of pressure that leads to chronic jaw pain and bite difficulties.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Restoring Teeth Hurt By Bruxism
Your Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is ready to take care of you if you worry that bruxism is hurting your smile. With the right cosmetic procedure, we can take care of the way you look, and by providing a custom oral appliance, we can stop further trouble with wear and tear from nightly teeth grinding! To learn more, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.