Treatment of Worn or Fractured Teeth

Clenching or grinding of teeth, known as Bruxism, is a common cause of worn teeth. Most people have no conscious control over the action and may not even be aware of it since it commonly occurs at night.

Symptoms of worn teeth include pain in the teeth, sensitivity to hot and cold, facial muscle pain, jaw stiffness, tension headaches, abnormal alignment of teeth, flattened teeth surfaces, loose, chipped or broken teeth.

It is important to consider the causes of Bruxism, which may include stress, anxiety, illness, dehydration and nutritional deficiencies. Dealing with the underlying cause will assist to prevent further damage.

At Fresh Dentistry we can help protect your teeth against further damage by designing and fitting a special mouthguard (occlusal splint) which should be worn at night.

Damaged tooth surfaces can be repaired with fillings, inlays, crowns and veneers depending on the extent of the damage. Colour, shape and translucency are used to create a smile that is as natural.

Fractured Teeth

Over the years, teeth can be worn by chewing on hard foods and clenching or grinding. This may lead to fractures, weakened fillings and may put stress on a particular tooth or teeth. Trauma to the jaw or teeth may also cause fractured tooth surfaces.

At Fresh Dentistry we will identify the extent and position of any tooth fracture in order to determine the appropriate treatment.

Simple fractures can be repaired with fillings or crowns. A natural looking smile is achieved with modern technologies which incorporate colour, shape and transparency.