Conservative Fixes For Enamel Wear

Breaking down foods through biting and chewing creates friction that can gradually affect our teeth. Fortunately, the strength of the enamel that covers them minimizes changes from this repeated wear and tear, so it can take many years for people to have observable changes. For some, however, problems can arise sooner. This can be due to poorer smile care or because of naturally weaker enamel. Those who grind their teeth regularly can see the impact of enamel wear and tear sooner because of the friction generated by nighttime grinding. If you have noticed an undesirable change in your appearance due to this problem, your Cleveland, TX dentist can help! We can assess your teeth and recommend the appropriate care. We can also provide protection if your difficulties stem in part from habitual teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.

Has Gradual Wear And Tear Hurt Your Smile?

When you see changes in your smile because teeth are starting to appear flattened or misshapen due to wear and tear, it can be hard to maintain full confidence in how you look. Your smile can be one of the first features of yours that people notice, so those changes can be difficult to keep hidden. The good news is that you do not have to simply accept that your appearance has changed. With the right approach to cosmetic dentistry, you can restore teeth so that they once again have their healthy look and regain a more symmetrical and lovely smile.

Planning Treatment To Revitalize Your Smile

There are different cosmetic dental services that can correct problems with wear and tear. Porcelain veneers hide signs of erosion as well as problems with damage, discoloration, and even issues with spacing and size. These thin, durable shells are capable of producing long-term improvements while only covering the front surfaces of teeth, and they are able to maintain those improvements over many years. We can also offer conservative work in the form of dental bonding and contouring. This approach can require less time and overall work, and it removes the need for permanent restorations.

Responding To Bruxism And Its Effect On Your Teeth

Protecting yourself against nightly teeth grinding can stop further enamel wear and tear and protect any cosmetic work you undergo. We can supply a custom appliance that keeps your teeth apart so that you can rest comfortably and avoid continued problems with bruxism!

Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Treatment For Enamel Wear

The gradual wear and tear from biting and chewing can lead to problems for your smile. Whether your problems with erosion and changes in tooth shape stem from regular activity, or you are seeing negative effects earlier in life because of bruxism, our practice can help! We can talk to you about the positive impact that conservative cosmetic dentistry can have when these issues affect you. If you would like to find out more, contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.