Second Opinion: My teeth are worn, is this anything to worry about?

When your teeth are worn it is something to be concerned about. If left untreated your teeth can wear nine times faster without the enamel covering on the outside of your tooth. Your first concern should be what is causing it. Your second concern should be how to fix it. Finally, your third concern is how to prevent it from happening again. The main cause of tooth wear is grinding your teeth, but it can also be caused by sleep apnea. When repairing worn teeth it is important to use the least amount of dentistry that can completely fix the problem. Depending on the severity of the wear and how many teeth are involved, treatment can include fillings, crowns, partial crowns called onlays, and/or porcelain veneers. Each avenue of treatment varies in strength, therefore, how long it will last, and cost. By repairing your teeth to their normal form and making sure the bite is perfect you can prevent the wear from happening again in the future. You may also need a bite guard or even a sleep apnea device to prevent damage. It is very important to see a dentist who is focused on this type of treatment to prevent any future problems.

About our Sponsor

Stacey Sparkman Hall

At Williamsburg Center for Dental Health, we’re dedicated to providing a positive patient experience. Your health and happiness is our goal, and we take time and care to reach it. When our patients leave satisfied, we know we’ve succeeded.