There are many reasons patients see us for dental implants, but one of the most common is to replace teeth damaged by bruxism. Bruxism is the fancy term for what most people know as tooth grinding. This behavior not only wears down the enamel of your teeth, it can also be responsible for jaw pain, headaches and difficulty chewing.
Bruxism can be caused by many factors, including:
- Malocclusion (Abnormal tooth alignment)
- Acid reflux disease
- Type “A” personality
- Coping mechanism
- Side effect from psychiatric medication
- Complication from Huntington’s or Parkinson’s disease
To continue reading about teeth grinding and dental implants – including the signs and symptoms that you might have a problem – please continue to the article on our main website HERE. Dr DeAndrade and Dr Allen have years of experience placing implants and will be glad to help you come up with a solution to your Bruxism.