Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS
Wilmington, DE Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • Welcome to the Pike Creek, Delaware, office of Dr. Mark Gladnick, DDS, a fusion of Experience and Innovation. We specialize in family, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry, and have been practicing in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, for almost 30 years.
  • Your entire family is welcome at our practice! We love serving our friends and neighbors in Pike Creek, Wilmington, and the surrounding communities!
  • We offer the services your family needs for excellent oral health, from routine preventive care to advanced restorations and other treatment procedures.

My husband's teeth look worn down, flat, and discolored because of his nighttime grinding habit. Can veneers help improve the appearance of his teeth?

Let’s start with the real problem – what is leading to your husband’s excessive tooth wear? Since he is aggressively grinding his teeth, it’s absolutely necessary for him to see a dentist who is familiar with jaw joint disorders. Before any work is done to rebuild his teeth, he needs to have the health of his jaw joints assessed. Additionally, balancing the bite may be necessary.

Unfortunately, while veneers are designed to be durable, they simply aren’t strong enough to stand up against the heavy grinding forces caused by bruxism. Porcelain crowns would probably be a better solution in this situation.