Uncorrected alignment issues between two or more teeth can lead to excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel. Also known as dental attrition this chronic condition can gradually lead to worsening tooth sensitivity and possible tooth decay. Sometimes a tooth suffering from significant attrition is also at increased risk of suffering a severe fracture.
If you have noticed an abnormal change in texture of a tooth, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. German Jaquez as soon as possible. After a standard examination he can help you understand your treatment options for preventing further complications.
If the area of compromised tooth enamel is relatively small and tooth decay has not set in he might be able to treat the problem by applying a standard with dental filling. If the compromised area is large it might require him to perform a dental crown restoration. to replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a special material.
Most dental crowns are created in a state of the art dental lab from either porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals. Once it has been cemented onto the healthy core of the tooth it will restore its essential function in your mouth for many years to come.
In some of these cases Dr. German Jaquez might also edit the biting surface of the tooth that caused the problem or recommend another orthodontic option to help correct your misaligned teeth.
If you live in the Claremont, California, area and you suspect dental attrition has started to affect one of your teeth, you should call 909-624-1111 to have it examined and treated at Claremont Smile Design.