Your Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Repairs the Results of Bruxism

If you have issues with bruxism (also called nighttime grinding) your dentist may have given you a bite guard to wear at night. But your dentist may not have the ability required to repair the effects of bruxism.  Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist in Lake Forest, IL, can restore your teeth and reverse the damage caused by bruxism.

A Patient Example of Dr. Fondriest’s Bruxism Repair

Bruxism can cause wear and breakage to the front teeth. It can also break dental work. Therefore a cosmetic dental procedure that both restores the look of teeth and can withstand pressure is needed. (Of course, it is also important to address the issue of nighttime grinding, as it can cause other health issues, such as headaches, jaw pain, or even TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).

Dr. Fondriest chose porcelain veneers in his smile design for the patient below. She did not have access to a dentist skilled enough to perform the complicated procedures required to repair her bite issues and prevent further tooth damage.

As you can see in the picture, loss of tooth structure and breakage of previous dental work resulted from her bruxism:

More gum than normal showing in smile

Heavily worn teeth due to bruxism or night time tooth grinding

Has bruxism damaged your teeth? Dr. Fondriest can turn back the clock and bring the beauty back to your smile. For your consultation or appointment, call Lake Forest Dental Arts today at 847-234-0517. Dr. Fondriest offers cosmetic and general dentistry to patients in the North Shore and the greater Chicago areas.

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