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Grinding Your Teeth with Dentures is Still a Problem

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Dr. Castellon
Grinding Your Teeth with Dentures is Still a ProblemGrinding your teeth increases the risk of various dental damages. After losing some of your teeth and choosing to replace them with dentures, grinding your teeth constantly could also damage them. There are a number of ways through which teeth grinding can affect the stability and effectiveness of your dentures.

Grinding During the Day

Did you know that it is also possible to grind your teeth during the day? While most cases of teeth grinding happen when people are asleep, some instances happen during the day. When the chewing muscles aggressively clamp down on the hard surface of your dentures, they can affect their stability. In addition, bad habits like biting down into hard substances like ice could damage your dentures. When these habits are linked with bruxism, there are high chances that your dentures will sustain significant damage.

Grinding During the Night

When sleeping, most denture wearers take them out. Even though this goes a long way in preventing the damages caused by teeth grinding, it poses several other risks. For instance, grinding at night might not break down the dentures but will affect the structure of your gums and jaws. This could result in misfitting dentures — something that could be highly uncomfortable. Such cases could see your dentures wear out at a fast rate.

Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent the effects caused by teeth grinding. For example, you can wear dental appliances that regulate the level of damage to gums and jaws while sleeping. Even better, our experienced dentists can adjust your dentures and help restore their original condition. This will avoid cases of misfitting dentures that can be pretty uncomfortable. Get in touch with us for more information on how grinding your teeth can significantly affect the stability of your dentures.

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