Although teeth are incredibly strong, they are still susceptible to damage. In fact, up to 80% of adults in the United States suffer from a condition called tooth wear. Tooth wear is the irreversible loss of hard tooth material caused by factors such as friction and contact with acids.
It’s important to treat dental wear sooner rather than later. In the early stages, wear can cause minor aesthetic changes and increased sensitivity. Meanwhile, the consequences of excessive wear include pronounced cosmetic changes, an increased risk of decay, an uneven bite, and other serious concerns.
While there’s no way to bring back lost tooth structure, there are dental procedures to restore the look and function of your smile. Your tooth attrition treatment options may include dental bonding and dental crowns. Our dentists will evaluate your candidacy for these services during an in-office consultation.
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If you are dealing with worn down teeth, contact Flatrock Family Dentistry today at 864-297-5268. We serve patients in Greenville, SC as well as surrounding areas including Simpsonville, Taylors, Greer, and Mauldin.