How To Fix Missing, Worn, And Cracked Teeth
Repairing Worn Teeth & Avoiding Wear And Tear
Teeth are made of a material called enamel, which is the hardest substance in your body. In fact, most age-related tooth loss is actually due to unchecked gum disease that causes teeth to loosen and fall out. So if you’re experiencing premature wear and tear or damage to your teeth, even if your dental hygiene is otherwise good, something might be amiss!
What Causes Worn Or Damaged Teeth?
Many cases of damaged teeth are the result of accidents, such as falls or impacts. However, long-term wearing and tearing of teeth may be caused by a condition known as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, which often occurs at night. The extra pressure of the teeth pressing and grinding against each other can result in premature damage.
Bruxism can have psychological causes, such as stress and anxiety. More often, though, bruxism is caused by crooked or maloccluded teeth, which can lead to abnormal bite pressure.
How Do You Repair Worn Teeth And Prevent Further Damage?
It’s important for your condition to be evaluated by a dentist experienced in diagnosing and treating occlusal or bite disease – this will ensure that the underlying problem is being solved and not just its symptoms. After evaluation, multiple courses of action are available depending on your needs:
By using ceramic crowns, fillings, and veneers, Dr. Lambert can restore damaged teeth – or a worn or heavy painful bite – with truly natural-looking materials.
With a well-managed orthodontic treatment plan, your dentist can correct your crooked teeth, preventing further damage and improving your smile.
Bruxism is sometimes caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also called TMD. Dentists have treatments for TMD such as mouthguards and splints that can reduce the impact of TMD.
Difficult Cases & Second Opinions
We take pride in our reputation for “doing the job right the first time”, and this ethos extends to even the most difficult cases! We tackle such cases in collaboration with skilled and knowledgeable specialists working in dental laboratories that deliver the most esthetic and durable restorations. If you think you have a difficult case, or want to correct aging, failed, or painful dental work, or maybe you just want a second opinion you can trust, we can help you!
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Our specialists have experience with orthodontics, restorative dentistry, and other methods of repairing teeth and treating bruxism. Don’t wait for more damage to occur – contact our dental practice now and schedule an appointment!