Lost Canine Guidance

When we grind our teeth from side to side the back teeth are protected to some extent by the canines. The back teeth are ‘separated’ as the canines meet. If the canines wear away, then the opposing back teeth will touch when grinding side to side. This can cause fracturing of the sides of the back teeth particularly those that already have fillings and are weak. Restoring the canines can help prevent further damage.