Tooth wear, broken fillings and chipped teeth can all be signs of an underlying functional dental problem. Buford, GA dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry are highly experienced in diagnosing and solving dental problems to prevent future damage to teeth.
There are many factors that affect the integrity of the natural teeth, sometimes causing them to appear worn or begin to crack and chip: dental problems, diet, lifestyle habits, genetics, accidents. If untreated, worn and/or damaged teeth can become lost teeth.
We can fix worn teeth with a variety of treatment options, but also seeks to identify the underlying cause to ensure that any dentistry provides lasting results. Restoring balance to the bite with restorative and cosmetic procedures is as important as addressing the appearance of the teeth and the key to avoiding the development of similar or additional dental problems later on.
In other words, if a patient has prematurely worn or damaged teeth that are the result of teeth grinding and TMJ, it is necessary to diagnose and treat the cause of the TMJ in conjunction with any treatment designed to restore the damaged teeth. Dr. Brown will take the time to evaluate your entire occlusal system during a consultation and exam, offering a comprehensive approach and treatment plan that will both enhance your smile and your dental health!
Treatment Options for Worn Teeth in Buford, GA
The first step when solving the problem of worn or broken teeth is a comprehensive evaluation. Your treatment may include one or several procedures to establish a healthy, stable bite and repair cosmetic problems. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers several type of dental restorations such as tooth crowns and porcelain veneers which can be used to cover teeth that are worn, broken or chipped.
For minor tooth chips, Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry may recommend cosmetic tooth bonding. This is a simple procedure, typically complete in a single dental visit. Tooth bonding can address cracks, chips or to realign the bite by reshaping the tooth surface.
Tooth crowns serve as a “cap” for a damaged or filled tooth, strengthening it and avoiding tooth loss.
Cosmetic fillings can be recommended to brighten the smile and/or fix old, leaky fillings.
Dental veneers can be used to cover damaged teeth in the “smile zone”, also covering stains and imperfections
In some cases, Dr. Brown may also recommend orthodontic treatment to address misaligned teeth that can contribute to early wear and damage. Crooked, or misaligned teeth, can sometimes be the source for premature tooth wear and broken teeth. We offer both Invisalign clear aligners and Six-month Smiles, an invisible braces system that can gently reposition your teeth without traditional braces.
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It is important to remember that teeth do not grow back! If your teeth have become worn, schedule a visit with Dr. Brown at Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford to begin the process of restoring your dental health and improving your smile!