How Can a NightGuard Help You Sleep?
A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth that is placed on the upper teeth. The night guard is hard enough to be durable but it is softer than teeth and protects them from wear. A night guard protects your teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects of nighttime teeth grinding. The pressure created by grinding can eventually wear your teeth down to nothing! Other warning signs that you may be grinding your teeth at night include headaches (sometimes severe) and jaw pain when you wake up in the morning.
Dentist Rochester Hills – Contemporary Smiles – 248-754-1111
If you need it, our team at Contemporary Smiles can do it! We offer a wide variety of techniques, including teeth whitening methods, installing mercury-free white fillings, implants, placing same day crowns, and fixing teeth with full porcelain crowns and veneers. We can change the color of your teeth, repair any chips or breaks, give you tooth-colored fillings, and reshape your teeth. Our dentist is proud to offer cosmetic dentistry to finally give you the smile you have always wanted! We create beautiful smiles every day, and we are excited to use cosmetic dentistry to give you a perfect smile for a lifetime.
Crowns to match your existing teeth in Rochester Hills by Contemporary Smiles – Dr. Terry Buday.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns are often preferable to silver amalgam fillings. Unlike fillings which apply metal directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.