An Enamel Attrition Problem Might Need to Be Treated by a Crown

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Ideally, each of your teeth should meet up with its partner in your bite pattern. This provides the maximum efficiency for chewing your food.

Neglected alignment issues with two or more teeth may also cause excessive wear and tear. In time, this tooth enamel attrition can compromise a tooth. While the injured area of tooth enamel may seem slight at first, it may lead to tooth sensitivity and even tooth decay.

If caught early, and the zone of enamel attrition is still tiny, Dr. Ronald A. Williams may be able to repair the problem with a simple amalgam or composite filling.

If the cavity has grown, looms over a critical location of the tooth, or had a filling previously, Dr. Ronald A. Williams might call for a crown.

Fundamentally, a crown is a replica of the original tooth enamel layer which is anchored onto an abutment created from the healthy dentin layer within the tooth. The material your dentist endorses for the crown will be contingent upon the tooth’s location in your mouth and its main function.

They are typically made from porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy. Our dentists will typically recommend a porcelain crown for a tooth that will be visible in your smile. This special dental material can be shaded to match all the other teeth in your mouth, giving it a completely natural appearance.

If you live in the Davison, Michigan area and you have a cavity, you can call 810.653.3503 to have it examined and treated at The Art of Dentistry.