“Tooth Wear” or “Tooth Surface Loss” is a general term used to denote the surface loss of tooth enamel and dentine as a result of :
- Physiological use – mastication – eating and chewing
- Pathological causes – Attrition (Bruxism – Clenching and Grinding), Abrasion, Acid Erosion, Abfraction
- Congenital tooth developmental disorders – such as Amelogenesis / Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
Consequences of Tooth Wear
- Tooth Sensitivity and Nerve Pulp Death in Severe Cases
- Reduced Tooth Size and Contour with Tooth Loss in Severe Cases
- Impaired Function – Mastication (eating and chewing) and Speech
- Compromised Aesthetic or Cosmetic Smile Appearance
Before extensive dental rehabilitation, our clinicians at Perth Prosthodontics must first diagnose the underlying cause of worn dentition, all the aesthetic / cosmetic concerns, functional (eating, chewing, speech) needs and assess gum and bone health.
Our clinicians at Perth Prosthodontics have undertaken formal advanced postgraduate training and have an in-depth understanding on the art, science and theory behind complex dental rehabilitation required for the management of worn dentition.