Rebuild Your Worn Teeth
Helping You Manage Worn Teeth
It is not unusual for our teeth to succumb to everyday wear and tear. Worn teeth are a common condition that affects countless patients and while there are many causes, and various treatments, one aspect remains true for all cases – early identification, prevention and management are essential for saving your teeth.
At Noosa Family Dental we are serious about saving every last millimetre of your teeth. Whether you are starting to see the first signs of wear or your teeth have been significantly eroded, we are fully equipped to help. For more information, or if you have any questions about wear on your teeth, get in touch today.
Rebuilding worn down teeth
Treatments For Worn Teeth Repair
Noosa Family Dental are a team of passionate dentists who are committed to helping you keep your teeth healthy, attractive and functional. We offer a range of treatment options to restore your worn teeth back to full health. These treatments include:
- Night Guards for teeth grinding
- Rebuilding the lost tooth structure
- Replacing Lost teeth with composite resin restoration
Rebuilding worn teeth with resin is a great option for patients who want to avoid more invasive dental work such as crowns or veneers. It is effective at protecting the natural teeth against further wear, breakages and cracks while ensuring that they look natural!
What Causes Tooth Wear?
3 Major Causes of Teeth Wear
The anatomy of our natural teeth is delicately designed. As we age, our teeth can become worn for a variety of reasons. Here are the three major causes:
Grinding Teeth (attrition)
While most people are not aware they do it, grinding your teeth is a common cause of wear. It usually occurs at night (Bruxism), but can also happen during the day and be caused by anxiety and stress.
Acid Exposure (erosion)
Unhealthy foods and soft drinks such as coca-cola are acidic and damaging to your teeth. However, there are also healthy foods that can cause significant damage if eaten in excesses, such as apples, cucumber, tomatoes, and citrus fruits.
This refers to external factors of wear and includes anything which physically damages the enamel. This is most commonly caused by your toothbrush and brushing your teeth incorrectly.
What Do Worn Teeth Look & Feel Like?
Experiencing Tooth Sensitivity?
When our teeth are worn down, they become shortened and spaced out. This can affect the appearance of your teeth and they may become:
- Shorter and flatter
- Uneven or chipped
- More yellow and discoloured as the whiter enamel is worn away
- See-through or grey edges
- Gaps between teeth as the edges are worn away and the teeth stop touching
However, wear not only affects the appearance of your teeth but with less enamel, there is also:
- Sensitivity as the protective enamel shell is worn away and the underlying dentine reacts to cold and sweet foods and drinks
- Pain in the teeth and jaw as the enamel is worn away and the nerves are exposed
- Increased breaks and cracks as the worn teeth are weaker
Don't Let Worn Teeth Hold You Back
Choose Noosa Family Dental Today
Noosa Family Dental are a local dentist committed to helping you keep your teeth healthy, attractive and functional. Our worn teeth treatment plans are designed to give you the best possible results while minimising any discomfort or pain.
Depending on the nature and severity of wear, we can customise a treatment plan that is focused on restoring the enamel and covering exposed dentine to prevent further damage. If you want to see what rebuilding your worn teeth will look like, we can arrange a 15-minute mockup to show you the results you can expect.
If you're ready to get started on your journey to a healthier, happier smile, contact us today!