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Uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth can do more than leave you feeling awkward about your smile’s appearance. As the years go by, two or more of your teeth can start to increasingly wear on each other.

As the tooth enamel continues to erode, a new cavity could start to form. In time, the dental attrition could cause the tooth to suffer a severe fracture. If it’s caught early, a small area of dental attrition that only affects one surface of the tooth might be repaired by either having Dr. William Robison apply common dental filling. This will repair the compromised area with a dental material like amalgam or composite resin.

If the area of dental attrition is large or multiple surfaces of the tooth have been compromised, there might not be sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining to viably secure a dental filling. In a case like this, Dr. William Robison might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. This will essentially clad the tooth in either gold, porcelain, or a base metal alloy.

If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area and you have a tooth suffering from an area of dental attrition, you should call 702-384-5070 to have it examined and treated at Whispering Pines Dental. Let our dental professionals give you and your smile the care it deserves!