Common Patient Concerns

My teeth are worn, what can I do?

Worn teeth present compromises in function, appearance and in severe cases, comfort. Once the enamel layer is gone, the next layer (dentin) wears seven times faster than the enamel. It's important to address a wear problem in a timely fashion. When caught early, before the enamel has worn through, simply eliminating the cause of the wear may be sufficient treatment. As wear increases, veneers or crowns are often required. In severe wear cases, root canals can be necessary as the wear invades and damages the nerve in the center of the tooth.

Wear Wear
Wear Wear

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