Unaddressed alignment issues with your teeth can allow the biting surface of one to erode the tooth enamel of another. This condition of dental attrition can gradually start to have a significant impact on the health and integrity of the tooth.
Early signs of a problem such as this could include a noticeable change in the lingual texture of a tooth, a gradually increasing problem with sensitivity limited to a single tooth, or persistent discomfort. Should you notice any of these symptoms, you should consider having the affected tooth examined at Preston Family Dentistry.
Without professional treatment, the area of dental attrition could promote a new area of tooth decay, severe sensitivity, or heightened risk of suffering a severe dental fracture.
If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been lost or a new cavity has developed in the area Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr might recommend a dental crown restoration. This will effectively replace the tooth enamel layer with another dental grade material, such as gold, porcelain, or a metallic alloy. The treatment process starts with Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr removing the tooth’s enamel layer. This leaves behind an abutment made from the existing dental layer within the tooth.
An impression will then be created of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab. There special technicians will work to create your dental crown from the specified material. When it’s ready the dental crown will be secured onto the anchoring abutment with a special dental adhesive. If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you suspect dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 972-447-9707 to have it examined and treated at Preston Family Dentistry.