Sometimes minor changes in your natural oral structure can lead to minor deviations in the alignment of two or more of your teeth. As the issue gradually develops, it can cause the biting surface of one tooth to wear excessively on the surface of another.
Early signs of a dental attrition problem such as this might include a noticeable change in the surface texture of one or more teeth. As the area of tooth enamel continues to wear down you might also experience gradually worsening sensitivity.
If you have noticed a gradual change with one of your teeth you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Mark R. Sheils. After performing a standard examination he can help you understand your treatment options for restoring the tooth and preventing further complications.
In many of these cases, he might not be able to treat the problem by applying a standard with dental filling. Should this prove to be the case, our dentist may need to perform a dental crown restoration to replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable material.
Most dental crowns are made from either porcelain, gold or an alloy of base metals. Once it has been cemented onto the healthy core of the tooth the crown can restore the tooth’s structural integrity and basic function.
If there is further concern about the unhealthy relationship between two or more teeth in your bite pattern, our dentist might recommend additional treatments.
If you live in the Fargo, North Dakota, area and you have noticed a gradual change with one of your teeth, you should call 701-232-6683 to have it examined and treated at Timber Creek Dental.