When we discuss tooth wear, we are referring to wear that is outside an age appropriate range. You do use your teeth everyday and no matter how hard you try, your teeth are going to rub if you are eating food! However, some people have experienced an abnormal amount of tooth wear that may be compromising their long term dental health. Tooth grinding, clenching, oral habits and diet can all lead to excessive wear on teeth. Worn teeth can make chewing difficult, cause sensitivity and, if severe, lead to tooth loss.
Here are some signs you may be wearing your teeth:
- Chipped or sharp edges of front teeth
- Flattening of molars or back teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Broken fillings or teeth
- Short looking teeth
Fortunately, there are several ways to restore worn teeth, depending on your individual circumstances. Crowns, veneers, fillings and even Invisalign can help to reestablish a better bite and restore proper function, giving you the long-term dental health you deserve! Visit our pages on crowns, veneers, fillings and Invisalign for more information about these procedures.