How To Deal With Worn Dentition

April 8, 2017 by Dr Rahul Doshi

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Dealing with serious tooth wear can be a hard task for dentists.

Dental Veneers by Perfect Smile 2017Depending on the extent of wear, it can cause a variety of problems, including aesthetic, structural, functional and biological issues.

When worn dentition requires extensive reconstructive work, it can also be a very expensive treatment.

When dealing with people suffering from extensive tooth wear, it is important to discuss all options available and to explain what can be realistically achieved.

The most common types of treatment for tooth wear are crowns and bridges, but dental technology is continuously developing and finding new solutions.

One such method is to create a silicone mock-up of the patient’s treatment; the 3D teeth are then placed over the patient’s current teeth and a realistic representation of what could be achieved is then made real. This method is usually rapid and cost-effective, but it can be scheduled over a longer period of time of the patient chooses.

It is possible for teeth to be restored over a short or medium term timeframe, allowing the patient to create a schedule most convenient for them. Completing the treatment in the longer term is also possible, so as to allow patients time to assess the appearance and function of their new teeth and to review their treatment plan.

One of the main advantages of this method is that even if the composite material wears out over time, it is relatively easy to restore.

Read some testimonials from our customers who have had successful worn dentition treatments.

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Dr Rahul Doshi

Reviewed by Dr Rahul Doshi


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