About the procedure
Bruxism is a common disorder that affects both adults and children. It is estimated that between 8% and 31% of the population experiences bruxism at some point in their life. Often, people are not aware they have bruxism until they begin to experience symptoms or are informed about it by a dentist or a loved one.
Bruxism can be caused by various factors. Stress and anxiety are common triggering factors, as they can lead to generalized muscle tension, including the jaw muscles. In addition, dental malocclusion, meaning a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth, can contribute to the development of bruxism. A possible genetic predisposition has also been observed, where bruxism may be more common in certain families.
Bruxism can have negative consequences for oral health. The repetitive clenching and grinding of teeth can cause excessive wear of the dental enamel, leading to dental sensitivity and exposure of the dentin, the inner layer of the tooth. This can result in dental pain and increased susceptibility to dental caries. Additionally, chronic bruxism can cause pain and muscle fatigue in the jaw, as well as headaches and discomfort in the neck and shoulders.
The diagnosis of bruxism is typically made through a clinical evaluation performed by a dentist. The dentist will examine the teeth and jaw for signs of dental wear and will assess the jaw muscles for sensitivity and tension. They may also request dental X-rays or computed tomography (CT) scans to evaluate dental alignment and rule out other conditions.
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Frequently asked questions
How do you determine the price of the smile design and dental treatments?
The price of smile design and dental treatments is determined on an individual basis since each patient has unique needs and requirements. During the pre-treatment study and clinical evaluation, the case will be analyzed, and a personalized treatment plan will be provided, allowing us to determine the price based on the procedures required.
The smile design treatments are painful?
Most smile design treatments are performed with local anesthesia, which minimizes any discomfort or pain during the procedure. After the treatment, you may experience some temporary sensitivity or mild discomfort, but it typically subsides quickly.
How long do the results of the smile design last?
The duration of the results can vary depending on the specific treatment and post-treatment care. For example, dental whitening can last for several months or years with good oral hygiene habits and avoiding foods and beverages that stain the teeth. On the other hand, dental veneers or crowns usually have a longer lifespan but may eventually require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
What are the additional benefits of a smile design beyond dental aesthetics?
In addition to improving the aesthetic appearance, a smile design can have functional and health benefits. Some of these benefits include improved dental alignment, better bite and occlusion, correction of malocclusion issues, prevention of excessive dental wear, and increased self-confidence and emotional well-being.