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Are You Self-Conscious Because Of Dental Wear And Tear?

Issues that affect the way your teeth look can make you self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even speaking. Because a person’s teeth can have a significant impact on their overall confidence in their appearance, their discomfort can be hard to simply shrug off or ignore. Your teeth can change over time for many reasons. It is common for particles to slowly accumulate and leave someone with stains that dull their smile. It is also possible for dental wear and tear to become an issue, as you may notice that your teeth appear dull, less healthy, or less even. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we are prepared to help people who grow self-conscious about how they look, even in situations where their problems result from natural wear and tear over time.

Why Am I Starting To Develop Issues With Dental Wear And Tear?

It can be hard to completely avoid problems with wear and tear over time, as our teeth have difficult tasks. While your tooth enamel is an incredibly strong substance, it can start to exhibit changes due to wear and tear as time passes. Eventually, you may notice that certain teeth look less healthy, jagged, or otherwise less even. If you have a history of grinding your teeth, or chewing on hard surfaces, you may notice more changes at an earlier age.

Planning A Procedure To Restore Your Smile

Our practice is prepared to help someone who feels self-conscious about the way they look when they smile! We can identify the right cosmetic dental procedure for you based on your concerns. In cases where a person has problems with dental wear and tear, porcelain veneers can be particularly helpful. Your veneers are custom-made for you, and they are bonded directly to the front of your teeth. Once in place, they can give you renewed confidence by hiding wear and tear, in addition to problems with stains and other visible concerns.

Addressing Bruxism To Prevent Problems With Dental Wear And Tear

If you have an unaddressed problem with nightly teeth grinding, or bruxism, treating the matter is important. If you allow yourself to continue clenching your jaw while you sleep, the stress on your teeth can continue to cause wear and tear. Over time, that can lead to damages that are serious enough to require restorative dental work! We can provide you with a special oral appliance to wear at night in order to keep your teeth safe from the effects of grinding.

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Dental Wear And Tear

At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, patients who are growing self-conscious about worsening wear and tear can learn about our different treatment options! In addition to providing cosmetic work to restore the look of your teeth, we can provide help with an ongoing issue with bruxism to help you limit future wear and tear. For more information, you can call our Seattle, WA dental office at 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.