I take Ambien and I know that I sleep walk sometimes. My girlfriend told me that I sleep walk and 2 times she woke me up from it. I woke up Tuesday and when I looked in the mirror while brushing my teeth, I noticed that 2 of my teeth were chipped. I don’t know how it happened because I don’t remember anything. Several times I have woke up with bruises or bumps, but I never did anything to my teeth. I was not planning on any kind of advanced dentistry this year. I used up all of the money in my flexible spending account already. What can my dentist do about this? – Ron
Ron – If your current dentist is skilled in cosmetic dentistry, he or she can likely restore your teeth with dental bonding. Composite bonding can be mixed to match the color and translucency of your natural teeth so well that the repair won’t be detectable.
If you are unsure whether or not your dentist is skilled in cosmetic dentistry, you can consider asking the dentist how chipped teeth are restored. An experienced cosmetic dentist will have a variety of composite materials on had to expertly restore your teeth.
You may prefer to find a skilled, accredited cosmetic dentist to do the restoration. The results will be beautiful. If you tend to sleep walk as a habit, you may consider wearing a mouth guard at night to protect your teeth from further damage. If you haven’t done so already, you may also consider speaking with your medical doctor about your sleep walking habit and the injuries you’ve received while sleep walking.
This post sponsored by Colorado Springs cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.