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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Worn-down teeth are as natural as aging. There are many causes for worn-down teeth but there are solutions to fixing your smile. Crowns and bridges will repair your teeth, and Dr. Selena Marchan offers these services here at Family Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL. First, let her explain the root causes of worn-down teeth and how to repair them. 

Teeth Grinding and Chewing

Although worn down teeth do eventually occur with age, other factors cause worn down teeth. Teeth grinding is one of the most harmful events you can put your mouth through. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and cannot be stopped. There are mouthguards available and can be purchased directly from your dentist. The guard will protect your mouth against the ever grinding during the night. If teeth grinding is not treated, then it will cause irreversible damage to your teeth and jaw. It’s best to prevent teeth from grinding before it’s too late. Likewise, teeth grinding also arises during stressful periods. Actively notice when this is happening and relax your jaw. This will help prevent the wear down of your teeth. 

Chewing is another cause of worn-down teeth. Some people enjoy crunching on ice or eating hard candy. If this continues for years, then your teeth won’t be able to handle it. Your teeth, although strong, cannot last forever. Try to avoid foods that are harsh on your teeth. This will help prevent premature wear down of your teeth. If your teeth are too worn down they may need repair. 

How to Repair Worn Down Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry

You can repair your teeth here in Jacksonville, FL with crowns and bridges. Dental crowns protect a worn-down tooth. Different types of crowns range from metals to resin material, all of which are dependent on your dentist. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged area, the crown is then placed on top of the tooth and sealed. A crown will last years after insertion and will need to be treated like the rest of your teeth or optimal health 

Sometimes teeth are so worn down they may fall out. If you happen to lose a tooth then a dental bridge will fill in the gap with artificial teeth. This combines the work of crowns on either side of the missing tooth to bring in the false tooth. 

Family Dentistry

We offer the best treatment for crowns and bridges here in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Marchan and her team will provide you with the finest care. You can call us at (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment. 

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