This patient suffered from years of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) symptoms. Contributing factors were her clenching and grinding habits, bad bite and severe wear of her teeth. She wanted to stop the pain and have a comfortable bite and pretty smile.


First, orthodontic treatment was necessary to move the teeth into their correct positions. Then, porcelain restorations were used to rebuild her bite and create a beautiful smile. All her goals were accomplished. She now wears a night guard to ensure that any grinding in her sleep will not harm her restorations or aggravate her TMJ.