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A 59-year-old male asked:

people who grind or clench their teeth may not be the best candidates for veneers. would composite resin sometimes be an option to fill some gaps?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
True, perhaps, but..: It's true that if one clenches and grinds their teeth, there is more of a chance of breaking or debonding the veneers. However, it's also true for composite bonding. There are risks both ways, but veneers are more $. Each case is different. Are you willing to be careful? Discuss each option fully with your own dentist so that you understand choices and risks. Also discuss possible use of ng.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Composite resins : Can be used very effectively and are easy to repair if needed. The more important issue here is your grinding / clenching. Have a custom made occlusal guard or bite opening appliance made. Also concerned taft your grinding might be causing attrition and loss of vertical dimension. A much greater problem down the road. Consult with your dentist or a prosthodontist. Hope this helps.

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