Dental attrition can occur when minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth causes an area of tooth enamel to gradually wear away. Without professional treatment the compromised area could cause tooth sensitivity or allow a severe cavity to form. In some cases the weakened structure of the tooth can lead to a severe dental fracture. With early diagnosis, a small area of dental attrition might be repaired by having Dr. Bruce Brumm apply a dental filling at his dental office in San Diego, California.
If the area of dental attrition is visible in your smile, Dr. Bruce Brumm might use a special composite dental filling. This is a resinous dental plastic material that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel.
Once the dental filling has been cured and bonded to the tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light, it will sufficiently repair the area of dental attrition. If Dr. Bruce Brumm deems it necessary, he might also recommend a dental contouring treatment to make minor edits to the offending tooth that caused the dental attrition.
If the alignment issues with your teeth are significant, you might want to also consider having your dentition corrected with braces. If you live in the San Diego, California, area and you have an area of dental attrition on one of your teeth, you should call 858-250-2933 to have it examined and treated at Bruce Brumm.