Dental Implants And Grinding Your Teeth: Is It A Problem?

A dental implant is designed to withstand the same amount of pressure as a natural tooth. However, it's important to remember that however seamless the implant might look and perform, it's not a natural tooth. The tooth itself is prosthetic, and its supporting structure is primarily metal. So what happens when you need a dental implant but also grind your teeth? Will this endanger your implant? Bruxism Grinding your teeth (or bruxism, to use the more formal classification) shouldn't prevent you from receiving a dental implant to fill that gap in your smile, but it can lead to some additional complications while the implant heals, and in the subsequent years once the implant has been finalized.