Dental attrition is a condition that can potentially arise if you have uncorrected alignment issues with two or more of your teeth. As the teeth rub together excessively it can start to wear away at the tooth enamel potentially leading to several different problems.
Early symptoms of dental attrition could include a change in texture on one of your teeth, heightened sensitivity, or significant discomfort in one of your teeth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment at Dr. Corey Johnson’s dental office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Sometimes he can repair a small area of dental attrition can be repaired by a simple composite-resin filling. This might also include Dr. Corey Johnson using a drill to edit or contour a small amount of tooth enamel to prevent further problems.
In a case where the dental attrition has compromised a large area of tooth enamel or tooth decay has developed, Dr. Corey Johnson might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown. This will completely replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material like dental grade porcelain.
In the future you might want to also consider having the alignment of your teeth corrected to prevent recurrence of dental attrition complications.
If you live in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado, area and you suspect one of your teeth has been distressed by dental attrition, you should call 970-945-9119 to schedule an appointment at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..