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As you grow older genetic factors or unaddressed tooth loss can gradually alter your oral structure. As it continues to progress multiple teeth can experience minor changes in their natural alignment.

In some of these cases, the biting surface of one tooth start can start to wear and grind on the surface of another. In time a small area of tooth enamel can start to degrade leading to problems with tooth sensitivity and an increased risk of tooth decay. Teeth suffering from dental attrition can also be prone to suffering a significant dental fracture.

If you have noticed a change with one of your teeth, it’s best to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Mark Jensen or Dr. Anisha Patel to prevent further complications.

If the affected tooth has lost a significant amount of healthy tooth enamel we might recommend a dental crown restoration. The treatment plan will effectively replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material, such as gold, or a special type of dental grade porcelain.

The process involves carefully removing the tooth’s enamel layer to create an abutment from the underlying layer of dentin. An impression will then be prepared for the area.

Once your dental crown has been created from the appropriate material, it will be cemented onto the abutment with a special dental adhesive to complete the restoration process.

If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and you have noticed a change with one of your teeth, you should call 816-436-8949 to have it examined and treated at Dental Smile Makers.