Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common condition that is usually exacerbated by stress and anxiety. Patients with missing teeth, crooked teeth, or a misaligned bite are more prone to developing this dental concern. Many people may not realize they are grinding their teeth because bruxism often occurs unconsciously.
Dr. Pamela Doray treats patients with bruxism in her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dental office. She helps patients restore the form and function of their smiles while minimizing the risk of future damage. Learn how Dr. Doray helps patients manage their bruxism with her dental solutions below.
How to Treat Bruxism
There are multiple effective treatments we use to stop bruxism and prevent damaged teeth:
Nightguards: Dr. Doray can fit you with a custom nightguard to wear over your teeth while you sleep. Like a mouthguard, nightguards prevent further damage to your teeth and dental restorations. Even after we treat your worn teeth, it is important to continue to wear your nightguard. Nightguards ensure that your new restoration is long-lasting.
Bite Correction: Dr. Doray can reshape your teeth with porcelain veneers or dental crowns to realign them properly. She may also recommend orthodontic treatment as a corrective measure. Dr. Doray provides Invisalign clear aligners that comfortably reposition the teeth. Patients with a more balanced bite find that they clench and grind their teeth less.
Cosmetic Dentistry: After correcting the bite, we can repair your worn or broken teeth. Dr. Doray offers cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding that improve the appearance of your smile.
Schedule a Consultation
Stop bruxism at the source. Request an appointment with Dr. Doray online or call (215) 395-6076 today. If you have any questions about your specific dental concerns, let Dr. Doray know at your next consultation. She will clarify your treatment options for you.