Dental wear and tear is not always a consequence of poor dental habits. Over years of biting and chewing, your teeth may not retain the shape you remember. For older patients, or people who have naturally softer enamel, the accumulation of friction over time can make teeth take on a worn, less healthy appearance. At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, we can provide help with this issue through cosmetic dental work. The right procedure can restore the shape of your teeth, hide any signs of damage, and give you an important confidence boost. It should be noted that if the problem is more serious, particularly worn teeth could be better supported with dental crowns.
Dental Wear And Tear Can Lead To Noticeable Smile Changes
Even if the problem is not serious enough to cause worrying damage, dental wear and tear can still impact the way you look. You can become self-conscious because enamel erosion over time leaves teeth looking smaller or less healthy; the problem can also lead to your teeth looking less white. Your dentist can perform a routine dental evaluation to make sure there are no oral health issues connected to this problem. Even if your teeth are still healthy, you can be eager to improve them through cosmetic treatment.
Restoring The Shape And Size Of Teeth Through Cosmetic Care
By placing porcelain veneers on your teeth, your dentist can hide the signs of wear and tear that are making you feel uncomfortable with the way you look. These restorations are shaped carefully to cover up flaws related to wear and tear, discoloration, and issues with the size of teeth. You also have the option of moving forward with a dental bonding procedure. Bonding work can often be completed in just one appointment, as improvements do not require the placement of a permanent restoration.
Should I Make Changes To Avoid Future Wear And Tear?
If you want to limit future wear and tear on your teeth, make sure they stay healthy by attending regular dental exams. You can also protect yourself by avoiding habits that see you bite and chew on hard surfaces like ice cubes, or pens. If you want to protect yourself against serious wear and tear, you should make sure you are avoiding issues with teeth grinding, particularly at night. A teeth grinding habit, also known as bruxism, can lead to the kind of wear and tear that negatively impacts your dental health!
Talk To Dr. Browne About Your Concerns About Dental Wear And Tear
At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, Dr. Browne is prepared to help patients who are embarrassed by the effect dental wear and tear has had on their teeth. If you want to know how you can address this problem, or avoid it in the future, please contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.