How Bruxism Can be a Good Option?


If an adult tooth is lost or damaged after a repair, it is necessary to remove the tooth (or teeth) for the safety of the rest of teeth, gums and jaw. Several choices are available to remove the tooth’s crown or top, but the whole tooth, including its root, is replaced by dental implants. The oral surgeons at Oral and Facial Surgery of Oklahoma will use smaller titanium screws to mimic the natural root of the tooth, providing superior support for reconstruction and continuous stimulation of the mandibular bone. Dental implants are a safe alternative for patients who are safe candidates. There are also several variables, including bruxism that may impact ultimate therapy performance. Bruxism and dental implant failure for our Montgomery patients are a risk to consider before care starts.

What Does Bruxism Mean?

Bruxism is the medical term used to lock and / or mold the teeth. Although most patients clench or grind at night during their sleep, it may also take place during the day. As this practice is involuntary, most patients do not even know the disease until a dentist finds signs of structural damage to their teeth.

Bruxis and Dental Implants

The continued strain on the teeth and jaws of bruxis sufferers is likely to cause damage over time while dental implants have to be repaired to withstand biting powers. All porcelain restoration and the titanium “heart” dental implant may be overly pressurized by grinding and clenching. It can affect not only the reconstruction itself, it can also interfere with the ability of implants to fuse the jaw bone, which is an important factor in the healing process for dental implants. As a consequence, Bruxism is likely to lead to a failure of the implant. Therefore Bruxism sufferers are unlikely to be suitable candidates for dental implants, unless the disorder can be treated before therapy.

Treating Bruxism

It is important to deal with this issue before we can continue with implant care when our oral surgeon sees signs of Bruxism. There are many ways to handle Bruxism, and both the extent of Bruxism and the possible cause should be the best treatment.

 Below are some strategies for bruxis treatment.

  • Stress reduction / relaxation methods,
  • Mouth dental security to balance the jaw and to protect the teeth when you are sleeping.

Regarding the treatment chosen, patients may be eligible for treatment with dental implants and the advantages they provide if Bruxism is managed.

Dental implants schedule offer superior comfort, stability and durability in restore therapy. We encourage

You have to make an appointment with one of our qualified oral surgeons at the Oral and Facial Surgery of Oklahoma, you have experienced adult teeth loss and want to know if dental implants are right for you. We’re excited to listen to you!

**Disclaimer: This site content is not intended to be medical advice nor establishes a doctor-patient relationship.

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