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When minor alignment issues with your teeth go uncorrected, it can do more than leave you with an unappealing smile. In time, two or more teeth can start to rub together at an unhealthy angle. This can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel.

A tooth that has been distressed by dental attrition is at serious risk of more significant complications. In time, the compromised tooth enamel could expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth or cause dangerous dental fracture. The damaged area could eventually foster a new cavity.

Should you notice an area of dental attrition on one of your teeth you should not delay in scheduling an appointment at Dr. Ghina Morad’s dental office in San Carlos, California.

Sometimes she can repair the compromised tooth enamel with an amalgam or composite resin filling. However, if the area of dental attrition is large, our dentist might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown.

The material Dr. Ghina Morad selects for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth. Most dental crowns are made from gold alloys, base metals, or dental porcelain. If it’s visible in your smile to any degree, Dr. Ghina Morad will likely select a porcelain dental crown. This special material can be shaded to match your natural teeth.

If you live in the San Carlos, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from dental attrition, you should call (650)592-6396 to seek treatment.