Each one of your teeth has a specific shape related to its location in your mouth and its natural relationship with the surrounding teeth. As you age, it is possible for the structure of your mouth to gradually change, especially if you have not replaced lost teeth.
Sometimes, even a minor change can cause two or more teeth to strike one another incorrectly. Over time, this can cause a loss of tooth enamel. Even if the enamel is not damaged, improper tooth alignment can result in chips and fractures.
Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Hoffman can treat chipped and fractured teeth, and prevent problems caused by alignment issues. Treatment may include placing dental fillings or a crown, or even altering the biting surface of a misaligned tooth.
If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you have one or more misaligned teeth, you should consider calling 704-364-3770 to schedule an appointment at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas. Our team of professionals will be happy to care for you and your smile so you can get back to your daily habits of speaking and chewing without a damaged tooth inhibiting the use of your teeth.