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Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth with Veneers

Posted on 12/20/2019 by Mark Bieber
Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth with VeneersPeople generally get veneers to enhance their smile. Getting veneers is a cosmetic procedure that can not only increase the whiteness of your smile but also help give you a more even tooth appearance.

Getting veneers is a relatively quick procedure where the teeth are slightly shaven down on their front surfaces and then a veneer made of porcelain or ceramic is placed on the front of the tooth.

Though veneers can be a great way to improve your smile, they do need to be taken care of properly. One of the steps to making sure your veneers last a long time is to make sure you don't have any ongoing dental issues. One issue that we commonly see in our office is habitual grinding of the teeth. Grinding of the teeth puts a lot of pressure on your jaw muscle and your teeth, and in some instances, can cause the teeth to chip and break.

You Have To Be Mindful Of Damaging Your Veeners

Because veneers are made of materials that are weaker than the enamel of the teeth, they are very susceptible to fracturing or chipping. Teeth grinding can have serious detrimental effects for people with veneers. Since teeth grinding has the ability to break normal teeth, veneers are particularly at risk which is why it's important to stop it as soon as possible.

There are many options that can be used to solve grinding of the teeth. Typically, the easiest and most effective way is to be mindful of your teeth grinding habit throughout the day. This way, you'll be able to tell yourself to stop when it happens. However, this may not be the best option for many people.

Many people require a mouth guard, and we can help with that. We can create a custom mouth guard to help aid in the protection of your teeth and veneers. We would be happy to assist you in creating a mouth guard so give us a call or stop by our office to get started!

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