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A noticeable change in the tooth’s texture, as well as increased sensitivity, could herald a chronic case of dental attrition. This is often related to a deviation in your bite pattern that causes two or more teeth to rub together in an unnatural manner.

If the compromised area of tooth enamel is not treated in a reasonable amount of time it could foster a cavity while also increasing your chances of suffering a significant dental fracture. So, it’s best to have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Rick Jackomis as soon as possible.

In a case of significant dental attrition, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to effectively anchor a dental filling. Should this prove to be the case Dr. Rick Jackomis might recommend a dental crown restoration.

This mode of treatment is designed to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a material such as gold, base metal alloys, or dental grade porcelain. Once the tooth has been prepared and the dental crown is installed it will restore the basic physical presence of the tooth.

If necessary Dr. Rick Jackomis might advise additional treatment measures to address the alignment issues that originally caused the dental attrition.

If you live in the Sterling, Virginia, area and you suspect an area of dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 703-444-9244 to have it examined and treated at Rick Jackomis, DDS.