My teeth look worn and shorter than they did when I was young. What is happening?
Short, worn down teeth are the result of malocclusion, or a misalignment of the teeth when the jaws come together. They can also be the result of clenching and grinding, which usually occurs at night. In addition, premature loss of permanent teeth can increase the demand on the remaining teeth, resulting in worn, broken teeth.
In order to fix this problem, we need to address the cause first, and then we can restore your teeth to health. Worn, chipped teeth should not be considered the inevitable result of getting older. Something out of the ordinary is causing the changes, and the earlier we can intervene, the better.
Occlusal Guards Can Help
If grinding and clenching are the culprits behind your worn teeth, we can help by providing you with a customized occlusal guard to hold your jaws apart while you are sleeping to prevent further wear and tear.
If worn teeth are already a significant problem for you, we can discuss other restorative treatment options, which may include crowns, dental bonding, or veneers depending on the location and condition of your teeth.
Call us today to schedule your examination and consultation so that we can determine the best way to help you.