TOOTH GRINDING & TOOTH WEAR
Most people that grind their teeth aren’t even aware that they’re doing it. Leave it untreated and this unintentional habit can leave you with some real teeth damage. Luckily, there are tooth wear options available to make sure that your tooth grinding doesn’t affect your smile.
There are countless people all over the world who grind their teeth. It usually results from a build-up of stress, frustration, anger or other supressed emotions. There’s very few of us that can say we haven’t clenched our jaw at some point in life! However, for those that excessively grind their teeth, it becomes such a normal daily occurrence that it becomes an unconscious habit and even occurs whilst you sleep. When this happens, it becomes close to impossible to consider the possible adverse consequences that it can have on their dental health.
Unfortunately for excessive teeth grinders, this can cause premature wearing down of the teeth surfaces, and lead to serious tooth damage if left untreated. The outer surface of the teeth can be worn down in such a way that the more sensitive inner structure can be exposed, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. Our tooth wear treatments are designed to stop this damage as soon as possible, so people can take out their frustrations on our custom-fitted mouthguards rather than their unsuspecting teeth!
"A custom-made mouthguard prevents damage from teeth grinding, it reduces pain and can help to prevent future dental treatment. Our patients only realise what a difference it makes once they’ve had it done."
We take imprints of your upper and lower and teeth, so that your mouthguard will fit perfectly in your mouth. This will make sure that no part of your upper and lower teeth come into contact with each other and also provides a comfortable fit that will prevent the gum irritation you could experience with a standard mouthguard. A custom fitted mouthguard ensures a good night’s sleep for you and a rest from grinding for your teeth!
If you have caused excessive damage already, don’t worry, because there are a number of dental surgery procedures to restore the form and function of your teeth. Depending on your needs, there are dental crowns, overlays, dental fillings and other restorative treatments available. These dental treatments, will also be followed by an appointment to fit a custom-made mouthguard to prevent any further damage.
Benefits of Tooth Grinding & Wear Treatments
A custom-made mouthguard is designed to be a future-proof solution to your teeth grinding habits. Once it has been fitted, the damage caused to your teeth will drop significantly and reduce the chances of needing dental treatments because of teeth grinding.
Dental surgery procedures are the best way to restore your teeth back to their normal form and function. We will select the right procedure for your specific needs to remove the pain caused by teeth damage and prevent the chance of future complications.
The combination of our approaches eradicates the damage from teeth grinding and provides a solution for the future. To ensure that our treatment is effective, we will invite you to an appointment to track its progress.