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Can I have veneers even if I grind my teeth?

veneers for grinding teeth | Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalThere Are Options For You

Chances are that if you are interested in teeth veneers, you have had some damage to your natural teeth that led you to this decision. Many of the patients who come to our Albuquerque dental office wanting veneers have dealt with a chronic tooth grinding habit that resulted in shortened and worn-down looking teeth.

One of the risks of having veneers while managing bruxism (teeth grinding) habit is preventing the same level of damage to your dentistry that occurred on the natural teeth. In most cases, we recommend that patients wear an upper or lower nightguard to protect teeth during sleep.

Nightguards Protect Veneers

Custom nightguards require impressions and a fitting appointment. Occasional adjustments to the surface of the nightguard will help keep the bite balanced and support relaxed jaw muscles. Teeth grinding patterns will wear down the surface of the nightguard, and for it to continue protecting your veneers, we recommend bringing it to each of your six-month appointments.

If you want veneers and live in the Albuquerque area, contact Essenmacher Family Dental to book a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher. We welcome new patients and look forward to providing you with a solution to have the smile you want and deserve.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher