When tooth enamel has worn away the teeth will be more sensitive and more at risk of decay. Book a consultation here.
There are several causes of worn teeth:
- Brushing too hard or for too long
- People who wear oral jewellery such as pierced lip or tongue can wear away the tooth enamel on adjacent teeth
- Erosion which is caused by the acids in citrus fruits and many soft drinks
- Attrition – The wearing away of the tooth surface by grinding, during chewing
Worn teeth can be treated in several ways:
- Your dentist can desensitise small areas that have been eroded
- Replacement crowns are usually used for teeth that have suffered badly from erosion
- Tooth coloured filling materials can be used to repair large areas of exposed dentine by bonding the material to the worn tooth
- Porcelain veneers
For worn teeth solutions in Hertfordshire, see what The Perfect Smile can offer you. Their team has years of experience, giving you the best possible outcome when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Click here to see their previous worn teeth dentistry procedures.
Case Study – Worn Out Dentures
Before the treatment started
The teeth used here have worn out, leaving the patient with a sunken look and little function.
This can cause jaw ache, head ache and back ache. The patient can also struggle to masticate (chew) food and be extremely self-conscious.
The lips and especially the lower lip have practically vanished. The teeth are joined together and the gum line looks unnatural. See more information about dentistry solutions.
After the treatment
The lips have been fully brought back into the correct position, which we believe creates a more youthful appearance. The gum line is more natural and the teeth look more realistic. Your oral health is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more information, see this website.
“Reverse Smile” Dentures
Old, worn out dentures often create what is known as a “reverse smile”, with the back teeth dropping down and appearing longer than the front teeth. Find out more.