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Top reasons Bruxism can Affect Dental Implants

It’s bad enough that some individuals have to deal with bruxism, imagine having to deal with it once you have your Dental Implants in Dubai!. Often, chronic grinding of the teeth, and tooth loss are very closely related. If you suffer from extreme bruxism, you’re likely to have your enamel worn down or even cracked, making your tooth or teeth tooth vulnerable to decay. But the bad news is that bruxism can lead to tooth loss. While the only solution is dental implants, which is a remarkably effective method of replacing missing teeth, continued bruxism can harm dental implants and cause irrecoverable damage to your tooth restorations, as well.

At GDNC, dental implants as well as other issues that are involved in the bite and the positioning of the jaw are among our areas of specialty.  We are proud of the fact that our dental specialist works closely with the latest dental technology to help our patients experience relief from these complex issues.  Without a doubt, one of the biggest advantages of entrusting your dental implant procedure to our dental clinic, is that we are trained in neuromuscular dentistry and our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon works closely with the patient, as well to strategically place and restore implants in a way that they contribute to a stronger, more comfortable bite and promote proper positioning of the jaw. The good news is that dental implants can help to resolve problems with bruxism.

How we treat Bruxism

We typically advise our patients who are interested in dental implants to begin their bruxism treatment first, before having dental implants. For certain patients who are suffering from bruxism, it may be possible to resolve their teeth grinding before having their implants placed. This depends largely on the underlying causes of the bruxism and how to effectively treat this dental condition. For some patients it has to do with lifestyle changes and learning how to manage stress and practicing relaxation techniques, this is all it takes. But for other patients, grind their teeth while they are sleeping due to a disorder such as sleep apnea. It’s best to have an expert treat you for sleep apnea, which could lessen or even put an end to your bruxism.

What about patients whose bruxism continues after implants are placed. The only solution in this instance is the having custom mouth guard therapy. The dentists can provide the patient with a mouth guard that are custom made to fit over their teeth, including replacement teeth supported by implants.

There is a ray of sunshine for patients with dental implants, where the implant has improved the bite, as a result of replacing missing teeth and halting the degradation of the jaw bone, which helps to a great extent to reduce or eliminate bruxism. This is very common when dental implants are combined with neuromuscular dentistry or with other treatments as part of a full mouth reconstruction plan.

So take the first step and resolve bruxism and then move on to replacing missing teeth, by scheduling an appointment with the experts at GDNC. Let us remind you that we use the most advanced technology available to diagnose conditions and come up with a treatment plan. Whatever your oral health problems are we will tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs and do whatever is necessary to restore your mouth to its full function.

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