Worn teeth can dramatically impact your smile, forcing you to cover your mouth when you laugh or making you feel insecure. Worn teeth can also tax healthy teeth with all the chewing, leading to even more tooth wear in the future.
Your dentist in Springfield, IL can help build worn teeth through innovative restorative dentistry and talk to you about prevention.
Why Do Teeth Look Worn?
It may be that some teeth are simply shorter than others and not symmetrical. It can also be that you suffer from bruxism.
Bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth during sleep. Over time, this leads to worn teeth, increases cavity risks, and even increases the potential for tooth fractures.
If you’re diagnosed with bruxism, your dentist may recommend a nightguard to save your smile and quality of life—bruxism can be painful when not treated.
Fixing Worn Teeth
We offer options to restore worn teeth and give you a symmetrical smile.
Dental Veneers in Springfield, IL
Dental veneers are sheets of porcelain—thin but strong—fitted over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers conceal short teeth and a host of other flaws, including:
- Gummy smiles
- Tooth chips
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Small gaps
- Worn teeth
Dental Crowns in Springfield, IL
Dental crowns can also add height to a short tooth and conceal tooth flaws. A crown is a tooth cap-shaped and shaded to look like your other teeth—cemented over a treated tooth.
Dental crowns require no additional care. You brush and floss as usual and visit your dentist regularly for examinations and professional teeth cleanings.
Talk to Your Dentist about Smile Enhancement Today
If you’re looking for a symmetrical smile and are tired of hiding your teeth when you laugh, we want to help. Reach out to a team member today to get started.
And give us a call if you have any questions.