Tooth wear is a very common, natural phenomenon that occurs as we age. There are also many other factors that compromise the integrity of natural teeth. Certain issues like dental problems, diet, lifestyle habits, genetics and accidents can cause teeth to become worn and damaged.
At Maple Avenue Family Dentistry we address problems of worn or damaged teeth with a variety of treatment options, but also seek to identify the underlying cause to ensure that any dentistry provides lasting results. Restoring balance to the bite with restorative and cosmetic procedures is as important as addressing the appearance of the teeth and the key to avoiding the development of similar or additional dental problems later on.
In order to prevent further damage from teeth grinding, night guards are often recommended. These are fabricated from the impressions of the patient’s teeth and prevent the tooth-to-tooth contact that can occur while sleeping. This helps in the prevention of further wear and tear, as well as helping to alleviate jaw pain that can result from the grinding and clenching of teeth.
In terms of repairing a smile damaged by this constant wear and tear, dental bonding can be a cost effective way to enhance the smile and hide worn areas for those mild cases of front teeth wear.
Dental crowns are extremely durable and create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Dental crowns serve as a great solution for teeth that have had a root canal. Crowns are suitable for both front and back teeth.
Dental veneers are thin layers of tooth-colored material that are cemented to the prepared tooth surface. These are commonly made of porcelain, which provides durability and a natural look.
Our team will work to repair your smile and bring back a youthful, vibrant smile to your face! Call Maple Avenue Family Dentistry today at 401-237-4324.