This is for Dr CliffI went to the dentist today. I was the chap who emailed you yesterday about the mouthguards. The one molar corner is 30 percent lower than the other 3 corners. The dentist built it back up. I presume the same materials as if it was a cavityHe put my mouthguard in and made me bit down. Also used some tracer so he could see where the mouthguard would hit on the tooth below. Point of impact was actually not there.Then again I clench and grind so who knows exactlyI have requested another mouthguard made. I shall alternate between either guard nightlyOne night, the upper guard and the next the lower guard. He recommended against wearing both. He stated it might encourage the habit even more.1. What is your opinion on wearing both?2. How long do the fillers that he built the tooth up with lastThanks
Thanks for using JustAnswer. Thanks for the reply. The concern about putting just filler on the tooth, when you are a grinder concerns me. You could possibly knock it back off. Too much pressure on that corner may give you a problem. You may end up with a crown. I also advise not to wear both guards at nite. It is not necessary. I agree with your dentist. Wearing both may create more problems for you. I think I mentioned this to you before, in my 12 years of practice, I have never had a patient wear both nite guards together. You could be open too much and cause TMJ problems. Dr. Cliff
12 years experience private practice, Member American Orthodontist Society, Mini Implant Certified
The dentist stated he doesnt want to put a crown on at this point as the bulk of the tooth remains. Since I got it filled in - I have no more pain. Use a colgate toothpaste with arginine which supposedly fills in the tubules.. Damn toothpaste makers keep making the volumes smaller per tube!
As far as the mouthguard, I shall be alternating between guards nightly
Bon soir DR C!