I have bruxism, am I still a suitable candidate for implants?

Q.
I have receeding gums and worn down teeth due to bruxism since childhood. I am now 50 and it is getting worse. Can I have implants when I have to lose teeth or is this not feasible? I have already lost a tooth and possibly losing another back tooth due to grinding. I have read that sufferes of bruxism cannot have implants as their gums and bones are already damaged by this condition. I am also a smoker. I DONT even consider having to result in dentures that would be my worst nightmare. Is there anything that can be done to haice set of teeth for people like me. I live in the UK.
A.
Yes there are lots of options although as a bruxist and smoker you are more likely to suffer complications during and after treatment. that said if you can stop or at least cut down smoking and perhaps wear a night guard to protect your new teeth then implants could still be a very good option for you.
If you’d like me to take a look please feel free to contact me clinic in Essex on 08443 87 87 88, we can carry out a proper assessment and take a scan to measure the bone. You’ll then have a proper idea of the options and costs you have for the future
regards Andrew
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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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September 14th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
DIane Says :

Thank you very much.

I have been thinking about quitting smoking for some time but stress has always taken over but the habit is something I need to get out of. I don’t know what caused bruxism from childhood to now at 50, I must be a subconscious worrier!

I am due to visit my dentist next week to find out if I will lose the tooth or have it crowned. However as my teeth are so worn down and some have been removed causing small gaps where teeth have moved and become crooked it is difficult to keep clean in those areas.

I will definitely follow up this option but presume it will be very expensive and have to save up. I don’t ever want to be wearing dentures. I have kept you details so that I can contact you in due course.

October 6th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Melany Says :

I have bruxism, could this have an effect on my upcoming invisalign treatment?

October 6th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Aiden Says :

Hopefully the bruxism may be alleviated by wearing the aligners. Invisalign is not known to cause bruxism

October 18th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Oscar Says :

I have suffered on and off with bruxism for the last 4 years and was wondering would this affect my invisalign treatment? Also i will want to protect my straight teeth once i have them, is there anything else I can wear at night to stop my bruxism spoiling my smile? thank you

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