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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist."
Besides protecting your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), eliminating muscle pain, relieving headaches, and protecting the enamel on your teeth, there are sizable financial savings to using a nightguard versus taking care of dental problems that may arise from not using one.
Cost Of A Nightguard
Let's do the math. A nightguard will cost about $650. The cost of a single crown that will be needed to protect a tooth that has lost its enamel because of constant grinding is about $1200. Multiply this by six (or more) teeth, and you are approaching $10,000. If there is damage to the joint itself, an operation to repair the joint can cost about $30,000.
Call Our Dental Office To Learn More
The decision to simply protect your teeth and joints with an inexpensive night guard seems like a good decision both economically and medically. If you would like to learn more information about nightguards, call Drs. Gladnick and Justison today! Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and the entire family.
Invisalign braces are a system of progressive trays that move your teeth little by little until your bite is corrected.
A major advantage from a dentist's perspective is that you will be able to keep your teeth immaculately clean during the process because you do not have to keep the trays in while you eat. You do not have to worry about food particles becoming stuck in your braces.
What Is Invisalign?
From the patient’s perspective, these “braces” are virtually invisible, which means you don’t have to deal with the hassle and self-consciousness often associated with metal hardware. Plus, Invisalign can often be used to treat misalignments in the bite. Over time, these bite problems often lead to periodontal disease and excessive wear on the teeth. Without treatment, these two problems become worse and often result in tooth loss.
If you think you could benefit from Invisalign, call our Wilmington, DE dental office today. We are thrilled to meet you and happy to help with scheduling your next dental appointment.
Absolutely – a nice smile is a key part of looking and feeling your best. It even adds to your self-confidence and self-esteem. You see, excessively worn front teeth age a smile (some may even suspect you wear a denture!). They often chip and crack, leaving uneven edges. Worn teeth can be lengthened and chipped or damaged areas corrected using advanced dental materials.
Call Our Dental Office
Here at Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS, we offer a number of cosmetic and restorative options to fit your needs: veneers, whitening, crowns, bridges, and more. Ask your Wilmington DE dentist for a smile evaluation or phone us for a complimentary one at (302) 468-6742.