When you consider what kind of pressure your teeth routinely face from biting and chewing, some degree of dental wear and tear can be expected. This is often a slow accumulation of minor damage, but it can become more apparent as a patient grows older, and it can make teeth appear less uniform, or less healthy. If you tend to grind your teeth, your wear and tear can build up at a faster rate. Your Lake Forest, IL dentist’s office can provide cosmetic care to address your concerns about teeth that look damaged or less healthy. If you suffer from more serious damage, and need to make sure a tooth has structural support, a lifelike dental crown can offer esthetic and restorative support.
Finding the right cosmetic treatment for dental wear and tear
Your dentist can help you understand your options when it comes to making real improvements to your smile. Many people have had success using porcelain veneers to address damages caused by wear and tear. Veneers are placed over the front of your teeth, where they can hide problems like wear and tear, discoloration, and even some concerns with poor alignment. A bonding procedure relies on an application of composite resin to provide natural-looking coverage for a tooth that appears unsightly.
How Can I Avoid Future Issues With Wear And Tear?
Because it falls upon your teeth to perform biting and chewing tasks, some wear and tear over time can happen. If you want to limit a potential accumulation of damage, you should avoid biting or chewing hard surfaces like ice, or pen caps. If you have a tendency to grind your teeth at night, you can cause more significant damage, in addition to wear and tear. This grinding tendency may be a sign you are dealing with TMJ dysfunction.
Learn more about addressing dental wear and tear
At Lake Forest Dental Arts, you can look forward to advanced cosmetic dental care. Our practice can help you deal with problems like wear and tear, which can hurt the overall quality of your smile. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.