Dental wear

Tooth wear is one of the most common consequences of bruxism. Bruxism is a pathology suffered by approximately 70% of the Spanish population. It consists of gnashing, clenching or grinding the teeth, often unconsciously.
The causes of bruxism can be varied, but the best known are stress and sleep disorders, which would cause daytime bruxism if it occurs during the day or nighttime bruxism if it occurs while you sleep. At Clínica Pronova we are specialists in the treatment of dental wear by means of dental reconstruction techniques using the most advanced technology.

Before and after treatment

Next, we can observe the correction of dental wear due to bruxism. This treatment has a positive impact on patients' dental esthetics and function.

Our 45-year-old patient came to our center because of severe dental wear that made it difficult for him to chew food. Similarly, dental wear diminished their self-esteem because of the aged image of their teeth and smile. Thanks to the treatment with dental implants and ceramic veneers we were able to recover her smile and food chewing in a highly satisfactory way. Tooth wear is a common problem in older or younger people who suffer from bruxism or “dental clenching”. People suffering from dental wear have chewing difficulties and esthetic problems in the smile, because the teeth are so short that they are not visible when smiling, which favors an image of oral and facial aging. Another consequence of bruxism is tooth sensitivity and head or neck pain.
There are also more severe cases where the pulp chamber or the occlusal or palatal surfaces are exposed by this wear. As a result, tooth loss or cementum accumulation at the root of the tooth (hypercementosis) may occur. Today’s dental solutions for treating worn teeth are highly effective and atraumatic. Through relaxation techniques such as nitrous oxide and the implantation of dental veneers or minimally invasive dental implants, we can restore teeth and enamel lost through wear. Thus ensuring an improvement in the patient’s oral health.

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There are restoration techniques when the patient presents dental wear, their application will depend on the degree of wear presented by the patient. Filler materials such as composite resin, zirconia, ceramic and glass ionomer can be used to realize the construction. For more severe cases, crowns or veneers can be used.
You can detect it if you see that you have teeth with wear or when there is discoloration in the enamel, which is a yellowish color because it is close to the dentin, the inner tissue of the tooth.
No, it is not painful. In addition, it does not require the application of any type of local anesthesia. It is possible that in some cases, patients may feel a slight discomfort in the gum area, but this is momentary.
To prevent tooth wear due to bruxism, the dentist may indicate the use of a mouthguard to protect the teeth. There are other preventive measures such as reducing the consumption of carbonated beverages or eating foods with high levels of acidity. It is also important to brush your teeth properly and try to avoid brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods, because these acids make the enamel more susceptible and more prone to damage from brushing.