Tooth wear usually starts quite slowly, however once the tough protectve enamel wears through to the softer dentine layer, the wearing process accelerates and the damage to the teeth becomes increasingly difficult to treat. Most wear is caused by grinding the teeth often during sleep without the person's knowledge. A protective nightguard can be used to prevent further damage. Another common cause of tooth wear is acidic food and drinks.
Joseph's teeth were in poor condition due to years of neglect. We placed four crowns on his worn down upper front teeth and we replaced his missing back teeth with the two dentures. We used composite bonding to repair the worn down edges of his lower front teeth.