I had 8 new veneers a few months ago - Do I need to continue wearing my nightguard?
Doctor Answers 3
Wear your nightguard to protect your #veneers #DrSoftTouch
I would recommend that you continue wearing your nightguard unless your dentist instructs otherwise. If you are grinding at night, there is a possibility that you could chip more of your veneers. Protect your investment by wearing your nightguard every night. If you feel that your nightguard is too bulky, see you dentist to have a thinner, more comfortable nightguard made. I hope this helps. Follow me for more questions and answers.
Yes, it is essential to keep you from breaking more veneers
A high percentage of people clinch and grind their teeth every night and are not even aware of it. You probably fall into that high percentage since you've already broken a veneer off of your tooth.
Douglas Jopling, DDS
Dallas, Texas area
Its typically recommended to examine the bite, prior to making a decision on the new lengths of the veneers in order to prevent situation likes this from occurring. At times simple adjustments to your current bite may help allow more comfortable lateral movements of your jaw, thereby allowing less contact on the veneers and minimizing future chipping.
Discuss the above with your provider and he/she can help you further.
All the best,
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