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Unaddressed alignment issues with your teeth that went uncorrected in adolescence or that develop as you age can alter the healthy relationship between two or more of your teeth. As time goes on the alignment issue can wear away the tooth enamel leading to chronic problems with dental attrition.

If you notice a change in the surface texture of a tooth or anything else out of the ordinary, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Gardner or Dr. Chang. If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time a minor case of dental attrition might be repaired by applying a simple dental filling.

The treatment process involves numbing the tooth and local gum tissues before they carefully remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel. This will prepare the necessary surface texture to bond the dental filling in place.

If the treated area will be highly visible when you smile our dentist might use a composite dental filling, which can mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel.

After treating the tooth they might recommend additional treatments to minimize the relationship with the other teeth or to correct their alignment.

If you live in the Ontario, California, area and you suspect one of your teeth has been affected by dental attrition, you should call 909-983-9639 to have it examined by the oral care specialists at Euclid Family Dentistry.