Irregularities in your dentition and uncorrected alignment problems with your teeth can cause two or more teeth to rub together excessively. This can gradually start to wear away on the tooth enamel layer causing a condition which is known as dental attrition.
Once this happens the compromised area of tooth enamel will be at increased risk of suffering more significant complications. In time, the compromised tooth enamel could expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth or cause a dangerous dental fracture. The damaged area could eventually foster a new cavity.
If you suspect one of your teeth has been affected by dental attrition you should not delay in scheduling an appointment at Dr. Robert Jackson’s dental office in Carrollton, Texas.
Dr. Robert Jackson might be able to repair a small area of dental attrition with an amalgam or composite resin filling. However, if the area of dental attrition is large Dr. Robert Jackson might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown.
The material Dr. Robert Jackson selects, for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its prevalence in your smile. Most dental crowns are made from either gold alloys, base metals, or a special type of dental porcelain.
If it’s visible in your smile to any degree, Dr. Robert Jackson will likely select a porcelain dental crown. This special material can be shaded to match your natural teeth.
If you are in the Carrollton, Texas, area and you suspect one of your teeth is suffering from dental attrition, you should call 972-492-1064 to seek treatment at Jackson Dental.