September 4, 2018
According to research, as many as one in three people suffer from unconscious teeth grinding while they sleep, also known as bruxism. Over time, this can severely wear down the teeth, causing them to look flat, dull, and even crack! Fortunately for the many people dealing with this problem, there are two excellent solutions out there that can help them recover both their smile’s health and confident appearance. What are they? Read on below to learn how your cosmetic dentist in Dunwoody can help you get past the grind.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, and they’re the secret behind many of Hollywood’s most stunning smiles. If your teeth have seen better days because of years of nighttime grinding, they’re an excellent option for bringing your smile back.
A veneer is an extremely thin piece of ceramic that’s designed to resemble flawless white enamel, and it can be fitted directly over the front of a tooth to mask any imperfection you can imagine. For people with bruxism, this tends to include chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and teeth that have been worn down flat. Porcelain veneers in Dunwoody can easily make these problems disappear behind a pristine smile, and better yet, it only takes two appointments to have one or more custom-made and placed.
For teeth that are a little more damaged or broken altogether, a white dental crown can easily make them look and feel like new again. These crowns are made of a strong and durable ceramic material that can be specially shaded to seamlessly blend with any patient’s smile. A crown is designed to fit directly over a compromised tooth like a protective “hat”, and it can bring back its original shape, size, function, and appearance all at the same time.
Which One is Right For You?
You grind your teeth, it’s hurt your smile, and now you’re ready to do something about it…but which one of these treatments will do the trick? That’s really up to you and your dentist to decide! You should schedule an appointment to see them, and after a quick exam of your mouth, they’ll be able to recommend which treatment they think would work best.
Better yet, they can also help address the issue of the grinding itself by giving you a custom-made nightguard that will prevent it altogether. That way, you can look forward to your newly beautified smile lasting for many years to come!
About the Author
Dr. Jeff Rodgers is a general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist based in Dunwoody, GA. At his practice, he provides a wide range of high-quality dental services to patients of all ages, including custom-made porcelain veneers, white crowns, and nightguards designed to stop bruxism. If you think that you or a loved one is grinding their teeth at night, he’s ready and able to help, and he can be contacted through his website for more information.
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