Every time you bite into something, you put demands on your teeth. The friction that occurs during biting and chewing is inevitable, and because of this, you can expect to see some wear and tear on your smile over time. However, a person who is dealing with bruxism can see degrees of wear and tear that are not normal, and should be a concern. If nothing is done in time, this problem – a habit of grinding your teeth at night – can lead to serious dental damage. In addition to providing help to protect you against bruxism, your El Paso, TX dentist can restore teeth that have become chipped or cracked by this problem.
How Bad Can Teeth Grinding Be For My Smile?
The act of clenching your jaw can be a normal response to a moment of stress, but bruxism sufferers can continue to clench their jaw while they sleep. That continued pressure on your teeth can lead to wear and tear, and eventually to real harm. A person who does not seek to protect their smile from nightly teeth grinding can wind up in the dentist’s chair to have a badly chipped or cracked tooth treated.
Improving Chipped Or Cracked Teeth
Chips and cracks of varying severity can call for different treatments. When the problem is serious enough to affect the tooth’s overall health, or ability to handle the forces of biting and chewing, restorative dental work can be called for. By placing modern dental crowns on your damaged teeth, your dentist can give you the support you need to bite down without problems. If you only have superficial damages to worry about, cosmetic dental work can be all that you require.
Making Sure Your Dental Work Addresses Oral Health Concerns Created By Dental Damage
It is important to ensure that your teeth are protected after injuries occur. One issue with a lack of support is the possibility that a tooth will break further, affecting both the way you look, and your dental function. Another concern is that your bite function will become compromised. Individuals who try to just “work around” a vulnerable tooth can put more stress on their jaw joints and muscles than they realize. When that pressure accumulates, it can lead to chronic discomfort.
Sunny Smiles In El Paso Can Restore Your Chipped Or Cracked Teeth
Chipped and cracked teeth can be big trouble for your smile, and your oral health. Fortunately, Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX is ready to help you address the matter! After checking on the level of damage that affects you, your dentist can move forward with the right treatment (or treatments) to make sure your oral health needs are fully managed. For more information, please contact our Northeast El Paso location on Dyer Road today by calling 915-759-7000!