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Worn Teeth Annapolis, MD

Does Your Teeth Grinding Habit File Down Your Teeth?

There can be a number of factors that cause or contribute to worn teeth. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching is a common cause of teeth that appear worn, flat or have small chips or cracks. Certain types of foods and medications can also erode tooth enamel. They can make teeth look dull and more likely to chip, break, or stain.

Broken teeth often occur as the result of an injury or accident. Our Annapolis dentists can repair all types of dental problems and restore teeth to optimal health, function, and esthetics.

Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio, & Vesely have years of experience restoring teeth that are worn, cracked or damaged. They take a comprehensive approach to your dental needs. The key to restoring both aesthetics and dental health is to fully evaluate all aspects of your smile. We will identify the underlying cause of your oral health concerns.

An existing bite or TMJ related disorder may be leading to teeth grinding and resulting in wear on the teeth. Addressing a bite problem as part of your overall treatment is the key to stabilizing your dental health and repairing any damage.

On-site Dental Laboratory

fix broken dentures in Annapolis

Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates features an on-site dental laboratory, making us unique from other Annapolis dentists. Our state-of-the-art dental laboratory enables us to fabricate restorations such as dental bridges, crowns and veneers using high quality materials for a perfect match and fit to your exact requirements.

In addition, we offer on-site denture repair through Annapolis Denture Services. In many cases, we can repair a broken denture in just a few hours.

What to Do If You have a Broken Tooth

A broken tooth should be treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Broken teeth are also more susceptible to decay if left untreated. We offer emergency dentistry services in our Annapolis dental office with flexible hours. If you have a broken tooth, please call our office at (410) 989-8298 to schedule an appointment with the dentist.

Why do teeth get worn down?

It’s possible for the muscles in your head, jaw, and neck to overcompensate if your teeth don’t fit together quite right. Teeth may become worn down at pointed spots if clenching and releasing causes the jaw to shift out of its normal position.

What do worn down teeth feel like?

Worn teeth may feel rigid, and out of alignment. They may also cause tension headaches due to excessive strain and grinding.

How do you fix worn tooth enamel?

The two main ways to fix worn tooth enamel are bonding and crowns. Bonding is typically for milder cases, while a dentist will use a crown to correct more severely damaged enamel.

Do worn down teeth hurt?

Teeth that have been worn down to the enamel will be extra sensitive and are likely to hurt when you eat or drink. They are also less durable and more prone to decay.

What happens when enamel wears away?

Your teeth are prone to cavities and decay if enamel is worn. As small cavities spread, they may become infected, and can result in painful tooth abscesses. Worn enamel also affects the appearance of your smile. 

What causes worn front teeth?

Overly aggressive brushing is the main cause of tooth abrasion. Front teeth might be harmed even by using an abrasive toothpaste. Teeth erosion is also primarily brought on by your diet. Many of our patients discover that their favorite foods are really abrasive and are causing them harm, when they come to our office. 



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