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Dental Wear And Tear Can Become An Issue As You Age

Your teeth may be tough, but biting and chewing year after year can still take a toll on them. People sometimes have issues with dental wear and tear, which can affect their confidence in how they look. While some minor changes to the shape of your teeth can be hard to notice, more advanced wearing can be difficult to ignore! Fortunately, cosmetic dental services provided at our Seattle, WA dental practice can help. A cosmetic treatment can cover up dental damage, and correct issues with the shape of teeth. Our practice is also here to help if you think your accumulation of wear and tear is a sign of oral health trouble. Advanced wear can be a result of bruxism, something we can help you address.

Friction From Biting And Chewing Over Time Can Start To Affect Your Enamel

Over time, the friction of biting and chewing food can have a noticeable effect on a person’s smile. As layers of enamel are lost over time, your teeth can appear less bright. Because this issue is not related to teeth stains, a professional whitening procedure can be less effective at helping you. Wear and tear can also change the shape of teeth, and make them appear less uniform. With the right treatment, it is possible to correct issues with this damage, and make teeth look brighter.

Cosmetic Work Can Help You Restore The Look Of Your Smile

With porcelain veneers, it becomes possible to restore the look of teeth that have become visibly impacted by wear and tear. Your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth, so they provide optimal improvements when it comes to correcting their shape and size. They can also help with discoloration caused by enamel erosion. Bonding and contouring work can also be an effective solution for these issues. When you arrange bonding and contouring work, you can actually see results in less time than you expect, because this treatment does not require the use of permanent restorations.

Sometimes, teeth that are showing signs of damage from friction can require more support than cosmetic work is meant to provide. If you have teeth that need help providing biting and chewing support, dental crowns can provide cosmetic and functional value.

Teeth Grinding Can Make Wear And Tear A Bigger Concern

If you have an untreated problem with nightly teeth grinding – an issue known as bruxism – you can see more damage from wear and tear. You can also experience chipping or cracking that creates serious oral health problems for your smile. Our practice can help by providing you with a custom night guard to keep your teeth safe while you sleep.

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Dental Wear And Tear

Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is ready to help individuals who are affected by dental wear and tear! We can recommend the appropriate treatment based on the condition of your teeth, and provide you with support if your problems are linked to bruxism. For more information, or to make an appointment, call our Seattle, WA dental office at 206-789-2555.

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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.