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Ideally, your teeth should be aligned in such a way as to meet one another without causing damage. However, the aging process, the loss of teeth, and other factors may change the alignment of your bite. If the problem is not addressed, you may experience fractures or chips in your teeth, or a loss of tooth enamel.

To prevent these problems and correct the underlying alignment issue, you should schedule a consultation with your dentist at Gulf Coast Smiles. There are a few different options he might recommend, such as contouring to change the shape of the tooth enamel, or using a clear plastic appliance, such as those offered through Invisalign®, to correct the position of your teeth.

If one of your teeth has been compromised by a chip, fracture, or newly developed cavity, you should not delay in having Dr. Mauricio Martinez examine and treat the problem. The location and severity of the problem will determine the method needed to repair the tooth. This could involve a dental filling or replacing the exterior of the tooth with a dental crown.

If you are in the Cape Coral, Florida, area and you have one or more teeth that have been distressed by alignment problems in your dentition, you should call 239.549.0001 to seek treatment at Gulf Coast Smiles.