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Enamel Attrition on a Non-Critical Surface of a Tooth Might Be Repaired with a Common Filling

Ideally, each of your teeth should meet up with its companion in your dentition at a perfect angle for efficient biting and chewing. Yet there are times when minor changes in your bite pattern or untreated alignment issues can cause two teeth to come together poorly.

In the course of a single day, this can have no appreciable effect. However, as time goes on they can start to wear on each other with undue stresses. In time, this could cause attrition on the tooth enamel of one or both teeth.

If you put off having the enamel attrition treated and repaired at Sandor Family Dentistry, the problem could worsen. This might lead to a dangerous area of tooth decay forming on the compromised tooth, heightened sensitivity, or a severe dental fracture.

With early detection, a small area of enamel attrition on a non-critical dental surface might be repaired by applying a common filling.

The process starts with a thorough examination of the tooth to assess the extent of the damage. Your dentists will then use a drill to remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. The material they recommend for the filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.

A composite resin filling can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel, making it a good choice for repairing an area of enamel attrition that is visible in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of dental-grade metals. They are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a damaged tooth enamel on one of your back teeth.

If you have a tooth suffering from an area of dental attrition, you should call 732.462.8877 to have it examined and treated by Drs. Sandor and Sandor.

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