NIGHTGUARDS TO PREVENT TEETH GRINDING

Custom made appliances (nightguards) are used to relieve stress in tender jaw joints (TMJ) and relieve facial, neck, and upper back muscle pain. They are typically small, unobtrusive and very durable, lasting for many years. Perhaps the best benefit is they keep grinders and clenchers from wearing their teeth down while using the appliance.


Case #1

BEFORE

AFTER
A case of grinding in a young 20 year old patient. Because of the severe night time grinding, this patient’s smile was conservatively restored with composite restorations across the front teeth, and placed in a night guard to prevent further damage to the natural teeth or the new restorations. The coloration is the patient’s natural shade and is not harmful — it can be corrected with bleaching.

Case #2

BEFORE

AFTER
This patient noticed the wear on her lower front teeth worsening. It resulted from a combination of her grinding her teeth at night and a mixture of acid erosion. The teeth were conservatively bonded without changing the shape or color of her teeth and greatly reducing future wear from occurring.

Case #3

BEFORE

AFTER
These are severely worn teeth from years of grinding. The facial height was restored (think dental face lift) with a full set of incredibly strong new age ceramic crowns.

Restoring Old Restorations

BEFORE

AFTER
This individual has had a tremendous amount of wear from grinding, as evident in the fracturing of the front tooth enamel. The older restorations are worn and starting to break down/discolor. With conservative composites they are restored to a healthier smile, at minimal cost.

About

Dr. Kipton Anderson and his highly trained team invite you to experience distinctive dental care in an atmosphere of trust and respect. We provide comprehensive preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry for smiles that instill pride and confidence.


Colleyville Location

5303 Colleyville Blvd., Suite B
Colleyville, TX 76034

HOURS OF OPERATION
817-485-2111


Bedford Location

2620 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021

HOURS OF OPERATION
817-571-4200

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