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Realigning teeth with Invisalign. / Repairing worn biting edges.

When you first look at this case's "before" picture, you might think that this person has simply...

Tooth repair - Placing dental bonding can be an simple way to make repairs for teeth. But in locations where the restoration will be exposed to heavy forces (biting, chewing), it may not make the best choice. This case explains.

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Using dental crowns to repair the damage caused by bruxism.

This digital smile makeover provides an example of teeth that have worn, primarily due to bruxism (...

a) Tooth grinding - The wear pattern visible with this case suggests that a history of bruxism is involved.b) Dental crowns - This case explains why dental crowns would likely make the best choice for making repairs.

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Fixing a small cavity, rebuilding worn teeth.

The most detracting aspect of this person's smile is the dark spot on their upper right tooth. And while that, no...

a) Worn teeth / Bruxism - This smile has the characteristic wear pattern of a person who grinds their teeth. You can literally visualize how the smooth surfaces and notches of the biting edges of the upper and lower teeth fit together. b) Dental crowns - As this case outlines, unless this grinding habit can be controlled, dental crowns offer the only hope for a lasting outcome.

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Restoring a darkened front tooth and its neighbor with dental crowns.

This digital makeover shows how the use of just a few dental restorations can sometimes...

a) Dental crowns - With this makeover simulation, crowns are used to improve the color, shape and apparent alignment of teeth. b) Causes - It's possible that much of the wear has been caused by a tooth grinding habit. c) Root canal treatment - It seems likely that there is a history of nerve-space issues with the darkened tooth.

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Placing crowns to repair the wear caused by tooth clenching and grinding (bruxism).

When looking at this digital smile makeover's "before" picture, any dentist...

a) Bruxism - This smile displays the characteristic pattern that's often seen with people who have a severe tooth grinding habit. b) Dental crowns - Crowns make a good choice for making the repair. But the grinding habit also needs to be controlled.

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