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As you grow older it’s possible for the structure of your jaw to change slightly. This is even more likely to occur if you lost a tooth and procrastinated effective dental restoration.

As the years go by a gradually developing change in the alignment of your teeth could cause two of them to wear excessively. This could gradually start to affect the tooth enamel on one tooth.

While the surface continues to degrade the area of dental attrition could attract tooth decay, lead to increased sensitivity, or potentially increase your chances of suffering a severe dental fracture.

If the area of dental attrition is detected in a reasonable amount of time we might be able to repair the tooth by installing a simple dental filling. This might involve him using a dental drill to remove a small amount of additional amount of tooth enamel. This will prepare the surface of the tooth to form a strong bond with the dental filling. The dental material used will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

A composite dental filling can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice to repair a surface that will appear in your smile. Amalgam dental fillings are made from a special metallic blend that is known for being durable. So, it might be preferable for treating dental attrition that affects one of your back teeth.

If you live in the Westlake Village, California, area and you are concerned about one of your teeth, you should call (805) 742-4749 to have it examined and treated at Finesse Dental Care. Dr. Steven Hever and Dr. Justin Stout are here for you!