Toothwear the process via which tooth enamel is worn off exposing the softer dentine. It can lead to sensitivity to hot and cold, reduced tooth height, unattractive appearance and in severe cases tooth loss due to inflammation and infection caused by extensive toothwear. There are many causes such as dietary factors, unfavorable bite, aggressive tooth brushing and night grinding.
Treatment will depend on the cause and degree of toothwear present. It could include a simple custom-made night-guard to prevent grinding while asleep, composite bonding to replace lost tooth tissue, or more advanced composite veneers, crowns and full mouth treatment.
At arch dental, we aim to diagnose the causes of toothwear and provide the ideal treatment for the individual need.