Truth wear can be broadly classified into three categories.
Most tooth where is caused by a combination of the above.
Acids in the mouth can irreversibly damage hard tooth structures. The outer layer of teeth, enamel, is more resistant to this acid wear than dentine, the inner part tooth. Most commonly this where is caused by dietary factors such as excessive consumption of fizzy drinks, Fruit juices, Yoghurts etc. Strong Stomach acids can damage to the service In patients that have acid reflux
This occurs when to hard services rub against each other in and unintended way. For example clenching andGrinding teeth together, usually a habit at night for some people.
This damage usually caused by a toothbrush or another repetitive movement. This is usually seen on canines in premolar teeth.
We can advise and treat if needed if it would be beneficial to protect and/or treat tooth surface loss in your mouth.
Soft night guards
Semi hard night guards
Michigan/ Tanner splints
Sleep Clench inhibitors (SCI/ NTI-tss device)
Composite build up of teeth (usually additive process)
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Composite restoration (also known as bonding or build-ups) is a dental restorative technique used to restore the function, integrity and shape of a tooth. The structural loss of a tooth typically results from decay or external trauma but can also be from the way in which the tooth has formed.
The first step in composite restoration is selecting to correct shade. The dentist will do this from a shade guide. Should you wish to whiten your teeth you would be asked to do this before choosing a shade as once the composite is placed it cannot be whitened.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
* Chipped teeth.
* Closing space between two teeth.
* Cracked or broken teeth.
* Decayed teeth.
* Worn teeth.
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. The space will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.