Poor aesthetics can relate to poor function. The aim in all reconstructive dentistry is to develop a treatment plan to help solve both your functional needs and aesthetic desires.
Teeth wear can occur at any age. We call it TSL (tooth surface loss) and it is generally caused by a combination of abrasion, erosion and attrition. Erosion usually dominates due to the acidic nature of our diet. The increase in carbonated beverages has resulted in excessive amount of tooth loss in as young as 15 year-olds compromising the structural integrity of their teeth.
Video: Worn Teeth Fixed with Composite Veneers
Approximately 30% of the population brux (grind) their teeth. The cause is unknown however it has been attributed to stresses of life and sleep disorders when most of the tooth grinding occurs.
The best management is to identify the cause and prevent further damage. Thorough diagnosis is required to assess the cause, as if not treated; underlying tooth loss will continue to undermine any type of restoration on the tooth.
Over time, excessive tooth wear results in a reduction of your facial height. Your chin gets closer to your nose as your teeth get shorter. This creates fold lines and creases and an aged appearance. With a one visit dental facelift, I increase the facial height by increasing your building upon your natural dentition using a variety of techniques. Biology is maintained and facial height is restored, softening the naso-labial folds between the nose and mouth corners.
Video: Worn Teeth Fixed in One Visit
Thank you for taking the time to explore this information and the patient's story. I hope this gives you an idea of what I can do for you if you are having difficulty and need help, because there is always hope.
Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian
Visiting Professor YSMU
Specialist Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon
B.D.S. (Hons), Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) Uni Syd, M. Clin. Dent (Prosth) King’s College, Uni London
D. Clin. Dent (Prosth) Uni Syd, FRACDS, MRACD (Prosth) FIADE, FPFA