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.
Problems That Contribute to Tooth Wear
In some instances, a single chipped or broken tooth is caused by an injury or accident. Your dentist can fix this type of problem quickly with treatment options such as tooth bonding, dental veneers or dental crowns.
If you have teeth that break repeatedly, even after treatment from a dentist, you may have an underlying functional problem. Common conditions that lead to worn teeth are teeth grinding, malocclusion and misaligned teeth.
Treatment For Worn Teeth
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.
Crooked, or misaligned teeth, can sometimes be the source for premature tooth wear and/or 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.
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.