in mission viejo, ca
Headaches…jaw pain…tooth pain…fractured or unevenly worn teeth – all can be caused by grinding your teeth at night. You probably aren’t even aware of doing it, but your spouse may hear you. Or you may be a silent grinder, but you’re grinding. Rancho Dental Studio will see the signs and can help you protect your teeth. A well-fitted nightguard may be just the answer to solving this troublesome and often health-damaging condition.
Grinding can be caused by:
- Stress, worry
- Sleep disorders
- Abnormal bite
- Missing or crooked teeth
Getting to the root of the problem is critical for your physical, emotional and oral health. Until you determine the cause and cure it, you can protect your teeth and reduce or eliminate the pain grinding causes you by sleeping with a nightguard. Rancho Dental Studio can custom-fit a nightguard for your mouth and give you a restful night’s sleep free of grinding and pain.
What Is the Procedure?
You will likely need two to three visits to our office to get your new veneers. We will start with a consultation. Our cosmetic dentist will discuss your desired results and will determine if dental veneers are right for you.
The procedure itself does not require the use of local anesthesia, but it is available to you if needed. We will begin by cleaning your teeth and determining the correct shade for your veneer. We will remove a wafer-thin layer of your tooth enamel to prepare it for your restoration. We will take an impression of your teeth and will send it to our dental laboratory to fabricate the final product. We will place a temporary veneer until your permanent ones are ready.
During the following appointment, we will remove the temporary veneer and clean your teeth before cementing your new dental veneers in place. We will likely use a curing light to attach your restoration to your tooth structure. We will remove any excess material and polish your dental veneer. You will be amazed at the instantaneous transformation of your smile!
Caring For Your New Veneers
A few precautions will ensure that your veneers last for years to come. Make sure not to bite your nails or chew on any hard non-food items such as pens to prevent damaging your new restorations. Refrain from using your teeth as tools, bottle openers, or for opening packages. Avoid biting down on hard foods such as candy, just as you would for your natural teeth.
Grinding your teeth can damage your new veneers. If you suffer from this condition, you can end up harming your new restorations, along with your natural teeth and jaw joints. A custom-fitted dental mouthguard can protect your veneers from damage.
Veneers can collect plaque and tartar buildup the same way your natural teeth do, so it is essential that you keep up with proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and be sure to keep up with your routine dental exam and cleaning appointments twice a year. Only a dental hygienist can remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which will likely build up over time. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy will prevent potential problems such as gingivitis and cavities from developing.
Contact Us Today
Visit us at Rancho Dental Studio in Mission Viejo, CA to learn more about dental veneers and our other cosmetic restorations. Our highly-trained and experienced staff will discuss your options and will help you determine the right treatment for you. Get the smile makeover you've always desired! Schedule your appointment today!