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What To Do If Your Teeth Become Affected By Wear And Tear

The friction from biting and chewing can eventually affect the condition of your teeth, and may lead to some changes in the way your smile looks. Minor wear and tear can be unavoidable, particularly for older patients. That does not mean you should not be concerned if you notice changes, or if your wear and tear seems to be happening more rapidly! If you have concerns about dental wear and tear, our Seattle, WA dental office can help you. We can talk to you about using cosmetic dental treatment to bring back your ideal smile. We can also determine if advanced or sudden wear and tear is a consequence of bruxism. If so, we can use a special appliance to keep your smile safe from further damage from jaw grinding and clenching!

Some Issues With Wear And Tear Can Be A Natural Consequence Of Aging

Using your teeth to bite and chew food several times a day can eventually lead to some natural wear and tear. Older individuals may notice a change in the condition of their teeth, or start to worry about the color of their smile due to enamel erosion. With that said, some people can be more vulnerable to this trouble than others. If your enamel is naturally weaker, these changes may begin sooner, and look more pronounced. If you have a problem with bruxism that causes you to grind your teeth at night, you can start to experience more easily identified changes. This condition can do more than just wear down your enamel – people who experience bruxism can wind up with chipped or cracked teeth!

Worsening Wear And Tear On Short Notice Can Be Traced Back To Bruxism

We can evaluate your teeth closely to determine if bruxism has become a problem for you. Because teeth grinding tends to be a problem while individuals are asleep, custom dental appliances can be necessary to keep them safe from further trauma. The appliance you receive will be designed to fit comfortably, and keep your smile safe as long as it remains in place. If you have already experienced dental damage, we can discuss cosmetic dental work, and place dental crowns on any teeth that have become chipped or cracked.

Discussing Smile Improvements To Hide Wear And Tear

The right cosmetic procedure can have a remarkable effect on a person’s smile when they want to address wear and tear! With porcelain veneers, we can help with concerns about discoloration from enamel erosion, and also correct the shape and size of teeth. Once these restorations are in place, you can be stunned at how your smile has been revitalized!

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Your Concerns With Dental Wear And Tear

At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, we are prepared to help patients who have become concerned about the effect dental wear and tear has had on their appearance and oral health. If this problem affects you, or if you have any other questions about your dental well-being, please call our Seattle, WA dental practice 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.