Dental wear is the most common dental concern facing people 50 years of age and older. Dental wear can be fractured or chipped teeth, worn or ground down front teeth that are more boxy in appearance, broken crowns and fillings, and a darker, more yellow tooth shade from natural age wear. There are so many options to restore your smile from the effects of age and wear that will continue to give you satisfaction for years to come.
Many patients are concerned with the worn appearance on their front teeth. There are various options to restore these teeth to their original size and shape. Options include composite bonding, veneers, or crowns. Composite bonding which is a very conservative, painless, and non-destructive treatment that builds up your worn teeth with tooth-colored material. Porcelain veneers are cemented to the front areas of your teeth to restore proper form, shade, and color. Porcelain veneers have every bit the strength and support of your natural teeth. Full porcelain crowns are beautiful and hand-made caps that surround and protect the entire existing tooth. Unlike older crowns, there is a hint of metal or discoloration on front crowns.
Composite bonding and dental crowns are also available treatments to restore back teeth as well. Many patients are replacing very old metal fillings for tooth-colored fillings. If you have missing teeth, implants or bridges are great options as well. Our patients in Lexington KY have sought out Commonwealth Smiles as their dentist to restore their mouth and smile for beautiful appearance and natural function. If there are areas of your smile that have signs of age and wear, please schedule a consultation to see how easy it is to give you the smile of your dreams.
Dr. Kress says
If you notice signs of your teeth being worn down, please request a consultation with me. There are many procedures that we can do to restore your smile in both esthetics and function. We want your teeth too look great and feel great when you eat, smile, and talk.
Dr. Kress may discuss a customized occlusal guard with you to promote proper jaw alignment and protect your teeth from further wear from clenching or grinding.