Uncorrected alignment issues with two or more of your teeth can do more than leave you with an unattractive smile. As the years go by one tooth can gradually wear on the tooth enamel of another. As this area of dental attrition worsens it can leave the tooth at increasing risk of other dental conditions.
A deep area of dental attrition can expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth causing severe sensitivity. At the same time, bacterial deposits can start to accumulate, causing a severe cavity to develop. The compromised tooth enamel could also increase your chances of suffering a dental fracture.
To effectively treat a tooth that has been significantly compromised, Dr. Michael Tobola might recommend restoring it with a dental crown.
The treatment process starts with Dr. Michael Tobola using a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a small post or dentin which is known as an abutment. It will eventually serve to anchor your new dental crown.
Dr. Michael Tobola’s and his technicians will then prepare a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. It is sent to a dental lab where your dental crown will be created.
After cementing the dental crown in place Dr. Michael Tobola will examine its relationship to the other teeth in your bite pattern. If necessary he might make some minor edits to the tooth that initially caused the dental attrition.
If you live in the Auburn Hills, Michigan, area and you have a tooth that has been compromised by dental attrition, you should call 248-852-8766 to seek treatment from the dental specialists at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.