When your smile wears down over time due and from daily living, it is known as dental attrition. Some attrition is expected and normal; however, it if becomes excessive, the enamel of your teeth can be worn away and expose the more sensitive layers of your tooth, ultimately damaging your smile and causing you significant pain. Dr. Ben B. Ross and our team offer treatments to help you manage dental attrition and restore your healthy smile. We invite you to call us today at 434-977-9836 to schedule your appointment with our prosthodontist and learn more about dental attrition treatments in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One of the most common causes of dental attrition is bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism may occur at any time, but it commonly occurs while sleeping. Our prosthodontist may begin the process of restoring your smile by recommending that you wear a night guard. Night guards protect your teeth and prevent further attrition from occurring. Once we have halted the progression of your attrition, we can provide a restorative treatment to improve your oral health and function.
Common treatments for dental attrition include:
- Dental veneers
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Other services designed to lengthen and strengthen the crowns of your teeth
For more information about dental attrition, and to schedule a consultation at Pantops Prosthodontics, please contact our office today.