Worn or damaged teeth can have a wide range of causes, including complex dental concerns such as TMJ. Dr. Blaylock will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and jaw joints as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing worn teeth.
Identifying any underlying dental problems that may be the cause of worn or damaged teeth is the key to recommending appropriate, lasting treatment.
Treatment For Worn & Broken Teeth
Your treatment may include one or several procedures to establish a healthy, stable bite and repair cosmetic problems. Common treatment options:
- Orthodontics: Crooked, or misaligned teeth, can sometimes be the source for premature tooth wear and/or broken teeth. Dr. Blaylock will work with a local orthodontist to design and implement an orthodontic treatment plan.
- Restorative Dentistry: Ceramic restorations such as dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental fillings can become damaged when the teeth are not properly aligned. Dr. Blaylock may recommend repairing broken fillings and crowns as well as restore worn or broken teeth with new ceramic restorations.
- Tooth Bonding: For minor tooth chips, Dr. Blaylock may recommend cosmetic tooth bonding. This is a simple procedure, typically complete in a single dental visit.
If the cause of your worn teeth is teeth grinding, Dr. Blaylock may recommend the use of a bite guard to maintain a healthy and functional smile and prevent future damage.