Do your teeth look worn?

Do you have chipped, cracked or worn looking teeth?

Although you may feel that your smile is functioning well, worn and /or damaged teeth will eventually lead to dental problems and should be treated to maintain long term oral health.

496794797Worn teeth can be the result of many things, including lifestyle habits, but are often a sign that there may be an imbalance in the bite which is affecting the distribution of force when the teeth come together. It can also be a symptom of teeth grinding, or bruxism.

Howard County dentist Dr. Ray Becker has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of bite disorders and complex dental problems such as worn teeth. Identifying the underlying cause before recommending treatment to repair damage is important if results are to be lasting and comfortable. “Window dressing” a patient’s smile will most likely mean a return of similar dental problems later on if a bite disorder is not addressed as part of the overall treatment plan.

Dr. Becker has incorporated some of the latest dental technology into his Howard County dentist office, including T-scan, a digital technology which enables him to accurately determine the forces in a patient’s bite and pinpoint imbalances. Restorative dental procedures or orthodontic treatments may be recommended to repair damage, realign the bite and ultimately restore oral health.

Maintaining the integrity of a patient’s natural teeth for as long as possible is Dr. Becker’s goal as a partner their health care. A natural, comfortable smile is an important part of daily quality of life and can also support overall good health.

If your teeth have become damaged or appear flat or worn, come in for a visit with Dr. Becker. Treating worn teeth as early as possible can avoid complex dental problems- or even tooth loss.