Worn teeth are commonly classified into three categories: Attrition, Erosion, and Abrasion.
Addressing worn teeth requires identifying and tackling the root cause, whether it be attrition, erosion, abrasion or a combination of these factors. For habitual grinding, a nightguard can provide essential protection. Implementing dietary changes such as reducing acidic food intake, can effectively slow down the wear process. In cases of significant damage, Fillings or Crowns may be necessary to restore and preserve the integrity of the tooth surfaces.
Ignoring worn teeth may lead to increased sensitivity, difficulty chewing, and compromised aesthetics. Early intervention can prevent further damage and maintain optimal oral function.
Tooth enamel is strong, but it can be eroded by highly acidic substances. For instance, the acid in lemons or soda can contribute to enamel wear.