Bruxism is a disorder characterized by the grinding or clenching of teeth. It is an involuntary action, observed mostly at night but also during the daytime. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) refers to pain in the temporomandibular joint, which is the join holding the upper and lower jaw together. These disorders can lead to joint pain and discomfort as well as tooth wear or chipping of the teeth. Pain in the TMJ is often caused by bruxism A night guard is recommended to prevent the consequences of bruxism including grinding and clenching. The night guard is effective in stopping tooth wear and chipping when a patient grinds or clenches their teeth. A night guard is also effective for relieving and preventing pain associated with the temporomandibular (jaw) joint (TMJ). The jaw and its supporting muscles often hurt when suffering from bruxism.
The night guard is available in several designs. Depending on the grinding/clenching habits of the patient, Dr Board will prescribe the best option. The design can also include an orthodontic retainer element, making it a night guard and retainer in one. The sports mouth guard is specially designed to absorb shock during contact sports. It is made from a durable, biocompatible soft acrylic. It can be made in any colour or combination of colours.
Enamel contouring involves the reshaping of the tooth’s dimensions or surface texture to create symmetry and balance. By artistically altering the length, shape or surface of the teeth small cosmetic imperfections can be quickly and painlessly improved with immediate results. Enamel contouring is often used in conjunction with dental bonding to create symmetry and balance.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple but effective procedure well suited for the correction of small cosmetic defects on an individual tooth. In only one appointment your teeth can be artistically repaired using cosmetic dental bonding to improve their appearance. Cosmetic dental bonding is particularly effective at repairing cracked or chipped teeth. Dental bonding is often used in conjunction with enamel contouring to create symmetry and balance.
Gum contouring involves reshaping the soft gum tissue around the edge of the teeth to correct uneven gum lines or remove excessive gum tissue. Using the latest in laser technology with gum contouring we can improve the patient’s smile by sculpting their gums. It is often prior to veneer placement in order to ensure a harmonious gum contour.
Air abrasion is a drill-less dental technology which removes stains make teeth whiter. Air abrasion is a quick and simple procedure that is more effective than traditional polishing methods. It is an effective non-invasive way to ensure patients achieve their desired results of white teeth and a beautiful smile.