A Composite Filling Might be Necessary to Repair an Area of Dental Attrition

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Your teeth are designed to meet up with each other in a specific way throughout your personal bite pattern. When minor alignment issues alter this relationship between two or more teeth it can cause excess wear and tear in the tooth enamel. This condition, known as dental attrition, can compromise a tooth, and eventually come to invite tooth decay.

This is even more likely to be an issue for a tooth in the front of your mouth, as they typically have shallow tooth enamel. With early detection, the dentists at Alluring Smiles’s Gaithersburg, Maryland clinic might be able to repair a dental attrition with a composite-resin filling.

This is a special type of dental plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. To provide a clean surface for the filling to bond with, your dentist will need to remove a miniscule amount of tooth enamel from the area of dental attrition. The composite material will then be applied and shaped to match smoothly with the surfaces of the tooth. Once it has been hardened by a dental-grade ultraviolet light, the filling will repair the tooth for a long time to come.

If you live in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area and you have one or more teeth suffering from excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel, you should call 301-637-6155 to seek treatment at Alluring Smiles’s clinic.