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Uncorrected alignment problems in your dentition can cause multiple teeth to meet with their partner at an unnatural angle. In time, this can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel of one or more teeth. As the area of dental attrition grows the tooth can be at increased risk of suffering a severe cavity or a dental fracture.

If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time, Dr. Kevin Caldwell might be able to repair the dental attrition with a simple dental filling. If he feels its warranted, Dr. Kevin Caldwell might also recommend a dental contouring treatment. This involves using a special dental drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the offending tooth that caused the dental attrition. This will reduce the chances of the new dental filling being affected.

If the compromised area of tooth enamel is large or a cavity has developed Dr. Kevin Caldwell might recommend a dental crown restoration. This will involve removing the entire tooth enamel layer and replacing it with an alternate dental material.

Going forward Dr. Kevin Caldwell will continue to monitor the issues during your routine dental checkups at Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC.

If you live in the Webb City, Missouri, area and you have a tooth suffering from dental attrition you should call 417.673.1988 to have it treated and repaired at Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC.