What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a term used for grinding, clenching of the teeth. This is done unintentionally and at inappropriate times. Many bruxers are unaware of this habit until damage to the mouth and teeth has already been done.
Tense Facial & Jaw Muscles
Dislocation of the Jaw
Damage to the tooth enamal, exposing the inside of the tooth (Dentin)
A popping or clicking in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Damages to the inside of the cheek
Grinding or Clenching
Bruxism can be treated with Bioethetic Dentistry. This approach regards the teeth, jaw joints, bones. nerves, muscles, lips, tongue, mouth, and the face as a collective system, rather than individual parts. To rejuvenate your smile Bioesthetics uses the following steps:
A Maxillary Anterior Guided Orthotic (MAGO) is used to temporarily correct the bite.
Onces the ideal form and function of the teeth are designed on the (MAGO), this is then transferred to the mouth using provisional crowns to change the shape of the teeth.
The proper overlap and arrangement of the front teeth is reestablished to protect the back teeth during the jaw movements, such as chewing, talking, and swallowing.
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