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Minor deviations in your dentition can gradually cause two or more of your teeth to meet unnaturally in your bite pattern. If it’s not addressed the excess wear and tear can cause an area of dental attrition to develop in the tooth. This leaves the compromised tooth at increased risk of suffering a severe cavity. The compromised structure of the tooth can also lead to a severe dental fracture.

With early detection Dr. John Moreno might be able to reduce your chances of suffering dental attrition complications with a minor dental contouring treatment. It involves him using a special dental tool to mildly edit the tooth enamel of the offending tooth.

This treatment can be performed in a single outpatient appointment to reduce the excess wear and tear. If the area of attrition has significantly compromised a tooth, Dr. John Moreno might also recommend repairing it with a dental filling or dental crown.

You might want to also consider having your dentition corrected by some form of braces. This can improve the angle that your teeth meet at to prevent recurrence of dental attrition.

If you are in the Aliso Viejo, California, area and you are suspect an area of dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 949-487-9220 to have it examined and treated at E. John Moreno, DMD.