Worn Teeth Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Similar to a smile makeover, Dr. Heather Gentry is also skilled in full mouth reconstructions. This is most often needed when a person has broken down or worn teeth, usually caused by clenching, grinding, or erosion due to acid reflux. If left untreated, these habits and conditions can destroy tooth enamel and other oral health concerns.
Despite it being extremely common, most people aren't aware that teeth should not wear away over time. If your teeth appear worn or damaged, Dr. Gentry can pinpoint the origin of your issue and provide you with an effective, personalized treatment.
As your teeth sustain damage over time, you may notice tooth sensitivity, chipped or cracked teeth, jaw pain, and over-closing of your bite. Your teeth may feel like they don't fit together correctly anymore or that you are breaking fillings or crowns in your mouth. If you have worn teeth, please give us a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gentry.
What Are the Symptoms of Worn Teeth?
Worn teeth have many symptoms:
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Chips and fractures
- Translucent teeth
- Changes in appearance
- Loss of protective enamel
Fortunately, worn teeth can be prevented and treated with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina.
How Do You Treat Worn Teeth?
There are many ways we can treat worn teeth, some of which include:
- Dental crowns – Dental crowns are a standard treatment for worn or broken-down teeth. Your dentist creates a custom dental crown to cover the tooth, restoring its size, shape, strength, and function.
- Dental bonding – Dental bonding is tooth-colored composite resin material used to cover and restore a vulnerable or imperfect tooth.
- Dental veneers – Veneers restore the esthetics, function, and overall feel of your teeth. For this treatment, your dentist places a thin piece of porcelain on the tooth's front surface, which helps strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance.
If left untreated, worn teeth can quickly lead to further damage and deterioration of the tooth. It can also cause tooth sensitivity, infection, tooth restoration complications, fillings problems, and more.
Your Holistic, Cosmetic Dentist Has Experience and Skills You Can Trust
Dr. Gentry practices holistic dentistry and is a Clinical Mastery Series graduate, where she was trained to diagnose and treat advanced wear cases. Only a handful of dentists in the nation are trained to recognize signs of advanced tooth wear and carefully plan how to restore your smile with function and esthetics in mind.
Her goal is to restore your beautiful smile while eliminating pain and further destruction. With her help, you can reclaim your oral health and enjoy a functional, comfortable, and attractive smile.
Are You Ready to Repair Your Worn Teeth Today?
Gentry Dental is pleased to serve patients from all surrounding areas, including Charlotte, Southpark, Madison Park, Starmount, Beverly Woods, Barclay Downs, and Montford. We also offer a dental savings plan to help patients receive the excellent oral health care they need for a healthy, happy smile.
Please get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gentry if you are concerned with dental wear!