Damage from Grinding Corrected with Crowns*
Before and After Crowns
Before and After of crowns due to grinding and bruxism. About 30-40% of the teeth were lost to long term grinding and clenching. A strong porcelain was used to restore the teeth and a bite guard (night guard) bruxism splint was provided to further protect the teeth. More
The damage that is severe in this case happened over several years. The patient started to become concerned that he would loose his teeth. He knew that he was grinding during the night as well as during the day. Chewing was becoming difficult and he knew his smile did not look the same. After discussing his grinding habit, porcelain crowns were choosen to restore the teeth. Since the teeth had severe wear, very little tooth reduction was needed to place the crowns. The back teeth were built back up so that chewing was not a problem. He can smile with confidence again knowing that his teeth are protected and that he is wearing a guard to stop his grinding habit and protect his smile.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.