If you have worn or eroded teeth, call West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn help their patients find the source of their dental problems to create comfortable and effective solutions. By working with patients individually, they are able to better understand their needs. Below, you can find the most common causes of dental erosion and wear as well as how Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn can treat this problem.
Common Causes of Tooth Wear and Erosion
The most frequent reasons why patients have worn teeth include:
- Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
- Acidic foods and beverages
- Dental injuries
- Acid reflux
- Tooth stress
If you have noticed signs of tooth wear, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, or pressure on your teeth, please contact our dental office. We will help determine the cause of your tooth wear and provide treatment to improve the function and look of your smile.
Treating Tooth Wear
Patients with a dental injury or tooth wear and tear can benefit from:
- Nightguards: For patients who clench and grind their teeth at night, we offer nightguards. Similar to mouthguards, professional nightguards are made of acrylic and prevent the teeth from grinding together.
- Dental Bonding: Tooth bonding uses a biocompatible material that is molded and sculpted onto a prepared tooth. This bonding material can also be color-matched to brighten the smile and blend in with the look of the smile. Dental bonding is a great option for patients who have worn and discolored teeth.
- Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers are thin, porcelain ceramic coverings applied to the front of teeth. Like dental bonding, porcelain veneers can cover and protect the tooth enamel. Although veneers may last longer than dental bonding, it only protects the front of teeth and cannot be used on molars or the chewing surface.
Contact Our Office Today
Do you want to protect and restore your smile? Receive treatment for tooth erosion and worn teeth today. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn on our website. If you are a new patient, call (843) 371-5480. Current patients may call (843) 571-7951.