Treatment of worn teeth
Do you have worn teeth?
Today we can easily rebuild and rejuvenate your teeth
When the teeth are intact and properly aligned, each one has its role, and the teeth and molars help and protect each other. If something is not properly aligned and balanced, or in bruxist patients, the teeth and molars end up wearing out.
Teeth have no ability to regenerate, so every tenth of a millimeter that wears away is lost forever. And the more they wear, the faster the deterioration progresses, since the inner layer of dentin is much less resistant than the outer enamel area.
The position of the jaw is also altered, and both the muscles and the jaw joint can be affected.
In the old days, the only way to rebuild a worn out dentition was to put complete coverage crowns on each tooth. For this, it was necessary to prepare them by grinding out part of the enamel around each of them. Today, thanks to advancements in dental materials, bonding adhesives, and restorations designed using Cad-Cam technology, that’s no longer necessary.
We can recover the worn part without touching the remaining part of the original tooth at all. These aesthetic acrylic or ceramic fragments that are added to the worn tooth are called “table tops”.
After studying the state of the teeth, muscles and articulation, and analyzing how the ideal fit of the denture should be, these small pieces are manufactured and bonded, restoring the teeth to their original shape, protecting them and improving the fit, muscle and joint function and helping to slow down the deterioration process of the teeth.
It is a super-conservative treatment and highly appreciated by patients, who see how in a few days they recover the appearance and function of their original teeth.