Our 45-year-old patient came to our center because of severe dental wear that made it difficult for him to chew food. Similarly, dental wear diminished their self-esteem because of the aged image of their teeth and smile. Thanks to the treatment with dental implants and ceramic veneers we were able to recover her smile and food chewing in a highly satisfactory way.
Tooth wear is a common problem in older or younger people who suffer from bruxism or “dental clenching”. People suffering from dental wear have chewing difficulties and esthetic problems in the smile, because the teeth are so short that they are not visible when smiling, which favors an image of oral and facial aging. Another consequence of bruxism is tooth sensitivity and head or neck pain.
There are also more severe cases where the pulp chamber or the occlusal or palatal surfaces are exposed by this wear. As a result, tooth loss or cementum accumulation at the root of the tooth (hypercementosis) may occur.
Today’s dental solutions for treating worn teeth are highly effective and atraumatic. Through relaxation techniques such as nitrous oxide and the implantation of dental veneers or minimally invasive dental implants, we can restore teeth and enamel lost through wear. Thus ensuring an improvement in the patient’s oral health.