Dental attrition is when your smile wears down over time due to 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 and reveal the 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. Tooth wear is commonly seen as a normal part of aging and is a physiological process. It usually starts at the incisal or occlusal surface.
At Ralph M Hoffmann DMD PA, we can help you overcome the effects of dental attrition with our comprehensive, comfortable services. Common treatments for attrition include:
- Dental Veneers
- Dentures, or other services designed to lengthen and strengthen the length of the crowns.
Our experienced prosthodontist may recommend the use of a night guard if you grind your teeth while you sleep, so as to protect your smile and prevent further attrition.
If you suffer from dental attrition in Charlotte, North Carolina, we invite you to utilize our effective services as a means of restoring your smile and alleviating pain. Dr. Ralph Hoffmann has years of experience helping our patients reach their goals, and we are excited to meet you and help you with all your prosthodontic needs!
You can reach us at 704-364-3770.