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Dental attrition can gradually start to develop on a tooth after a change in your dentition. This alignment problem might be linked to a change in your oral structure or the previous loss of a tooth that altered the position of the neighboring teeth.

As the tooth enamel starts to wear down the affected area could be at increased risk of suffering from a severe cavity or significant dental fracture. With early diagnosis, Dr. Doris Madrigal might be able to repair the dental attrition by applying a simple dental filling.

After numbing the tooth and surrounding gums Dr. Doris Madrigal will use a dental drill to remove a small amount of additional amount of tooth enamel. This will prepare the surface of the tooth to form a strong bond with the dental filling. The specific material Dr. Doris Madrigal uses will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

A composite resin dental filling can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice to repair an area of enamel attrition on a tooth that appears in your smile. Amalgam dental fillings are made from a blend of dental grade metals. They are known for being durable making them a good choice for repairing enamel attrition on a molar or premolar.

If you live in the Round Lake Beach, Illinois, area and you have a tooth suffering from an area of enamel attrition, you should call 847-740-8827 to have it examined and treated at DM Family Dentistry.