Your tooth enamel layer is designed to be hard enough to handle the daily rigors of chewing food as well as resist bacterial tooth decay. Yet it is possible for uncorrected alignment issues to gradually wear down an area of tooth enamel. If it’s not caught in a timely manner, this dental attrition could cause a series of complications.
As time goes by, tooth decay could develop in the enamel or the dentin layer could become exposed, causing discomfort and possibly an infection in the inner structures of the tooth. Depending on the location on the tooth, the compromised enamel structure could also cause a severe fracture in the tooth.
If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised, Dr. Mauricio Martinez might not be able to repair the problem with a simple filling. Should this prove to be the case, he might recommend restoring the tooth by replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown at his clinic in Cape Coral, Florida.
This two-stage restoration starts with Dr. Mauricio Martinez removing all of the tooth enamel layer to create a dentin abutment. This will eventually anchor the final crown in your mouth. A detailed impression will be made of the area. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your crown will be created.
When it’s ready, you will need come in for a follow-up appointment to have Dr. Mauricio Martinez cement it in place with a special dental adhesive.
If you live in the Cape Coral, Florida, area and you are dealing with a case of dental attrition, you should call 239.549.0001 to schedule an appointment at Gulf Coast Smiles.