teen boy head shotIf you experience wear and tear to the surface of your teeth, it may be difficult to notice until years of damage accumulate. This can have an unflattering effect on your appearance at a relatively young age and also contribute to oral health problems. There are various factors for enamel erosion, such as acidic content in your food, consistency of oral hygiene, and nightly grinding habits. Any individual cause, or their combination, can increase the rate at which your teeth wear.

At your Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can help you detect this damaging process before it becomes worse. We can then plan a cosmetic treatment that helps you regain your smile’s beauty by correcting discoloration and physical imperfections from enamel wear. 

When Wear And Tear Takes Away Pride In Your Smile

When your teeth prematurely wear, the erosion of enamel can leave them short and misshapen, giving an older appearance. As the outside layer loses strength, chips and cracks form from the force of your normal bite. This can cause your bite to become misaligned and make you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Because your enamel prevents oral bacteria from accessing the insides of your tooth, erosion creates the opportunity for cavities and infection to take hold. For this reason, consider treating erosion for its health benefits in addition to enhancing your smile’s appearance.

Cosmetic Treatments for Worn-Down Teeth

To return the shape and shade of your damaged teeth, we can explore multiple cosmetic services. Dental bonding allows us to build up the structure of your tooth with a synthetic resin material that matches your natural shade. This can cover cracks and stains in your tooth as well as lengthen it to its original height. This additive treatment can be completed in a single visit without significantly altering the underlying tooth’s structure.

Porcelain veneers offer comprehensive transformation for worn teeth by addressing multiple cosmetic issues at once. This treatment places a custom shell over the front of each tooth to hide imperfections and provide your desired shape. Because worn enamel does not respond well to bleach-based whitening solutions, this treatment can help you address discoloration after its erosion.

Speak With Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Treating Damage To Your Enamel

Cosmetic solutions can return a beautiful appearance to worn-down teeth. For more information on your treatment for issues with enamel wear, reach out to any of our locations near you at the following:

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.