As you age it’s possible for the alignment of your teeth to gradually change. This can be a natural result of the aging process, a previous oral trauma, or the loss of a tooth. If it’s not corrected in some way the deviation in the alignment of two or more teeth can cause them to wear on each other excessively.
As the dental attrition continues to develop the compromised area of tooth enamel will be at an increased risk of suffering more significant complications. It could potentially expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth, causing tooth sensitivity, fostering tooth decay, or increase the tooth’s chances of suffering a significant dental fracture.
If you suspect one of your teeth has been compromised by dental attrition you should have the tooth examined by the dentists at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.
The size and location of the dental attrition will determine the treatment method that Dr. Clifford Morton recommends. If only a small amount of tooth enamel has been compromised he might be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling. If the tooth has been significantly compromised he might recommend a dental crown restoration to replace the entire tooth enamel layer.
If you live in the Marietta, Georgia, area and you suspect an area of dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 770-973-0141 to have it treated by the dentists at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.