Your teeth are used for an important, but difficult, job. The typical person will eat several meals, plus snacks, over the course of a typical day. Every time you do this, your teeth can experience friction while you bite and chew food. As durable as your enamel is, this process can lead to wear and tear over time. For people with weaker enamel, people who chew on hard surfaces, and people who grind their teeth, this accumulation of wear and tear can happen at a faster rate, and it may become a cosmetic concern. If you want to know how you can cover up the signs of wear and tear that affect your teeth, set up a FREE cosmetic consultation with your Rochester, MN dentist’s office!
Why Are My Teeth Showing Signs Of Wear And Tear?
Some wear and tear will essentially be inevitable, as you have to apply force when biting and chewing many products. With that said, if you have a habit of chewing your pen caps, or ice cubes, you could put your teeth through more friction. An unchecked issue with teeth grinding can also become a serious problem, particularly if your teeth grinding is taking place while you sleep. Breaking bad habits, and seeking treatment to address teeth grinding, can help you avoid these problems.
Finding The Right Cosmetic Treatment To Make Your Desired Changes
More than one cosmetic dental procedure is available to help cover up wear and tear that might affect the look, and shape, of certain teeth. You can improve your smile by having porcelain veneers placed on the front of any teeth that look unattractive. Custom veneers are capable of making significant changes while only affecting a minor amount of your actual tooth structure. They will be custom-made, and set on the front of teeth to hide visible flaws. You can also review a dental bonding treatment, which will involve an application of resin to improve the shape or size of your teeth.
You Might Need A Dental Crown To Protect A Weakened Tooth
Not all issues with wear and tear are purely cosmetic. If your teeth have suffered a degree of damage that might put their health in jeopardy, it may be appropriate to discuss restorative work. Modern dental crowns can provide esthetic improvements while also giving you more biting and chewing support. With the technology in our office, we can actually make your custom crown in just one appointment!
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Address Dental Wear And Tear
At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, you can count on excellent oral health care, and fantastic cosmetic work! To learn more about how we can help you show off your best and healthiest smile, please schedule a consultation by calling (507) 281-3659.