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Treat Short, Worn, or Fractured Teeth Quickly

Worn down teeth are an increasing problem for many patients – you are not alone.

As some wear to the teeth is completely usual as you age, when teeth get shorter and darker it can cause cosmetic concern for patients.

However, once the condition has been identified the dentist will be able to provide you with accurate advice that will help correct the issue and prevent it from returning.

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How much wear is normal?

We see many adult patients in our practice exhibit extensive wear and come to our surgery to makeover short teeth and spaces the spaces that form between them.

The most common complaint about patients is that when they smile, their teeth are not visible meaning the condition tends to make people appear older than they are.

As mentioned above, as we age, it is completely normal for wear to occur on teeth.

Over the age of 30, it is normal for patients to lose around one millimetre of length to the upper teeth.

Patients over forty should not have more than one millimetre, whereas if you are fifty and over two millimetres is acceptable.

Problems caused by worn teeth:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Fractured teeth
  • Bite problems
  • Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Nerve exposure

The three causes of tooth wear

  • Abrasion (external forces): Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Attrition (from tooth grinding): Unconscious bruxism
  • Erosion (chemical destruction): Acidic foods, drinks and carbonated beverages

Treatment for short and worn teeth

fix imperfect teeth

There are various treatments that can help restore your eroded teeth back to a healthy state.

Treatments like composite bonding, contouring and crowns are all regular methods to rebuild the tooth or conceal it.

One of the fastest ways to achieve the smile you want is with porcelain veneers.

A cosmetic procedure that rectifies a wealth of dental issues, veneers are a quick fix to enhance your overall smile.

Using minimal or no drilling, veneers are stain-resistant and allow the patient to choose their own shade.

With little to no prep needed, the procedure is minimally invasive as the veneer is placed on the front surface of the tooth, unlike crowns that cover the whole tooth.

Veneer benefits:

  • Long-lasting (can last up to twenty years)
  • Require no specialist aftercare
  • Are very strong and durable
  • Blend flawlessly with existing teeth
  • Tolerated well by gums
  • Provide a natural-looking appearance
  • Do not require as much shaping as crowns
  • Fast & painless
  • Restore bite balance

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