woman embarrassed by smile dentistry conceptAs gradually worsening wear and tear affects your teeth, you can feel your confidence in your smile slipping. Enamel erosion can be a consequence of biting and chewing over the years, but the friction from this activity can have a relatively limited effect. However, for those who have softer enamel, and for those who grind their teeth more regularly, changes can be more pronounced. They can also become apparent at an earlier age, leading to embarrassment. Fortunately, there are solutions to problems associated with wear and tear. At our Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office, we can discuss both the restoration of your smile after you become worried over wear and tear and protection against further harm from bruxism (habitual teeth grinding).

Enamel Wear And Tear Can Hurt Your Appearance

The gradual erosion of enamel that occurs over the years can have some effect on a person’s appearance, but it frequently takes time for changes to become noticeable. However, you may be seeing evidence of it even at an earlier age. Why is this happening? Poor oral health and the consumption of more acidic foods and beverages can weaken your enamel. You can also have problems because of bruxism, a tendency to grind and clench your teeth, has created an excess of friction on the outer material of our teeth. In some cases, the trouble is simply due to a person having naturally weaker and softer enamel. Based on the state of your teeth and your needs, we can discuss plans to provide both protection and esthetic improvements.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do To Hide Embarrassing Flaws

Through cosmetic dental work, we can respond to problems that you have with teeth that are misshapen, worn down, or even chipped and cracked. Porcelain veneers provide one solution for this trouble. They are only tasked with covering the front surfaces of teeth, so we can minimize the overall changes to your enamel. For people who require more protection and support, we also have the option of capping teeth with ceramic-made dental crowns.

Protecting Yourself Against Further Complications From Bruxism

You can remain vulnerable to further wear and tear over time if you do not take the right actions and protect your smile. With a custom night guard, you can stop nightly friction from wear and tear from hurting your enamel. A custom guard can be made to give you the protection you need to avoid difficulties with unconscious grinding and clenching.

Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Treating Dental Wear And Tear

Has enamel erosion and trouble with visible dental wear and tear hurt your confidence? If so, our Newport Beach, CA dental practice is prepared to help! For more information on how we can support you, contact Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery at (949) 630-0143 to schedule an appointment today.