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Minor changes in your dentition after tooth loss, or other environmental or genetic factors can affect the relationship between two or more of your teeth. As time goes on this minor deviation with the alignment of your teeth can cause the tooth enamel to gradually wear away on one of your teeth.

As this starts to happen you might notice change in the tooth’s texture as well as increasing sensitivity when you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things. If this tooth enamel attrition is not treated in a reasonable amount of time the compromised area could foster a cavity or increase your chances of suffering a painful dental fracture.

In a situation like this the wisest course of action is to schedule an appointment at Skyline Dental Associates’s dental offices.

If the area of tooth enamel attrition is too large to be repaired by a standard dental filling, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor 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.

If you live in the Ottawa, ON, area and you suspect an area of dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call (613) 226-4562 to have it treated by the dentists at Skyline Dental Associates.