Tooth abrasion - what it is and how to deal adequately with the problem
Tooth abrasion is a natural process that everyone goes through with age. Often, the term is associated with the so-called brushing of teeth.
What exactly is tooth brushing?
Tooth abrasion is a physiological process that occurs in every person, without exception. This is a process that begins from an early age. Erasing begins with rounding the tips of the dog's teeth. Subsequently, the remaining teeth begin to brush completely naturally. There is a relationship between the effect of brushing teeth and chewing ability. It has been proven that the more brushed the teeth, the more chewing movements are needed to chew the food consumed. This dependence is blamed on a geometric progression.
Advanced tooth brushing
The normal process of brushing teeth with age often causes aesthetic or health problems. However, this problem can also take a more severe form, which manifests itself in the presence of chemical erosion. Another reason for the severe form is the presence of a large number of treated teeth with poor quality material. Heavily abraded teeth reflect even on facial features. There is a decrease in the height of the lower third of the face and the earlier appearance of deep wrinkles around the chin, mouth and nose. In case of severe tooth brushing, timely treatment is recommended in order to avoid additional unpleasant negative effects on the patient's physiology, vision and psyche.
Consequences due to abrasion:
- The enamel in this condition also begins to thin, and in severe cases is even destroyed by 90%.
- The dentin begins to become bare, which accelerates the brushing of the teeth.
- As a result of the open dentin, other unpleasant side effects appear - the teeth become extremely sensitive, especially when eating cold, sour and sweet drinks and foods.
- Interdental contacts are disrupted as a result of which food retention between the teeth begins
- Exposure of the teeth to such a high degree that the pulp remains unprotected, from which pulpitis develops.
- Tooth abrasion lowers human bite.
Treatment of dental abrasion
Fortunately, modern dentistry has a comprehensive treatment to control the negative effects of abrasion on the teeth. It is important for your dentist to be a specialist precisely because the condition is not treated with a single procedure. Of particular importance is the complex approach, modern techniques that provide a long-lasting effect with minimal discomfort. In the office of DENTAL CLINIC ALEKSANDAR VALEV, the treatment of dental abrasion always begins with a thorough examination, including both a consultation describing the treatment options and determining the degree of the condition. In many cases, Dr. Valev advises the following approaches:
- Bonding. The composite restores the original shape of each tooth damaged by abrasion. The advantage of this procedure is that it does not damage the tooth in any way and does not take a small amount of its tissue. The teeth are not sharpened, on the contrary, a preventive effect is achieved for future erasure. Photopolymers of the highest class are used. These are nanocomposites combining strength, abrasion resistance, high polishability and aesthetics.
- For the most severe forms of abrasion, Dr. Valev recommends indirect treatment with porcelain overlays and veneers. They are extremely effective even in the most advanced phase of this condition, and also achieve an enviable aesthetic end result.
- It is not recommended to file all crown teeth and make horseshoe bridges. This further damages the teeth, shortens their life and aggravates the problem.
Make an appointment for a consultation at DENTAL CLINIC ALEKSANDAR VALEV ! Here you will find qualified and experienced specialists - experts in the treatment of dental abrasion.