Dental attrition refers to the wearing-down of your smile over time caused by tooth-to-tooth contact. The wear and tear of daily living can lead to dental attrition; some attrition is expected. If attrition becomes excessive, however, the enamel can become worn away, revealing yellow, sensitive dentin layers of the tooth. Not only does this damage the appearance of your smile, but it can also lead to severe oral pain and inhibited function. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is another cause of attrition that can lead to a damaged smile.
At Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, we can help you overcome the effects of dental attrition with our comprehensive, comfortable services. Common treatments for attrition include dental veneers, bonding, crowns, dentures, or other services designed to lengthen and strengthen the length of the crowns. Our experienced prosthodontists may recommend the use of a night guard if you grind your teeth while you sleep in order to protect your smile and prevent further attrition.
If you suffer from dental attrition in Charlotte, North Carolina, we invite you utilize our effective services to repair your smile and to alleviate pain. Dr. Hoffmann has years of experience helping our patients reach their goals, and we are excited to meet you!