The Necks of My Teeth Have Indentations or Grooves
Look at the necks of your teeth along the gum line. Can you see or feel with your fingernail any grooves on the 'necks' of these teeth? This is caused by mechanical/chemical factors. It is important to repair these defects (abfraction or erosion lesions) as this is in effect a loss of enamel that makes your teeth more suceptable to tooth decay and sensitivity. Cosmetic dentistry can help to restore these lesions by adding 'enamel' to bulk out the thin tissues and rejuvenate your smile.
First we will look at the 9 different treatment options we use in Cosmetic Dentistry, and decide when and what options to apply. Our main goal is to be conservative and minimally invasive. A good teeth cleaning and then possible teeth whitening will be the start before trying to match any possible resin or porcelain work.
Treatment options for teeth with 'open' necks:
B) Severe case:
The areas were filled in with composite bonding making use of a mild resin to replace the lost enamel. Other options might mean dental veneers to create a more long term solution. A gum guard to protect the teeth at night time is essential to protect against further damage .