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Changes in the structure of your mouth can change the relationship between two or more of your teeth. This is often associated with the aging process, genetics, or the loss of a tooth in the area.

As the biting surface of one tooth starts to wear on the lingual surface of another, it can gradually start to degrade the outer layer of tooth enamel. This process is called attrition. You can detect attrition early on, based on some common signs, such as a noticeable change in the lingual texture of a tooth, a gradually increasing problem with sensitivity limited to a single tooth, or persistent discomfort.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms with one of your teeth, the wisest course of action is to have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Abbas Nejad . If left untreated, a case of dental attrition could create a new area of tooth decay, cause severe sensitivity, or increase your risk of suffering a severe dental fracture.

If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been lost, or if latent tooth decay has started to develop, our dentist might recommend a dental crown restoration. This restoration will effectively replace the tooth enamel layer with another dental grade material, such as gold, porcelain, or a metallic alloy.

Receiving a dental crown calls for removing the tooth’s enamel layer, leaving behind an abutment made from the existing dental layer within the tooth.

Dr. Abbas Nejad will then take an impression of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where special technicians will create your dental crown from the specified material. When your crown is ready, Dr. Abbas Nejad and his staff specialists will cement the dental crown onto the abutment with a special dental adhesive.

If you live in the Laveen, Arizona, area, and if you suspect dental attrition has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 602-237-7878 to have it examined and treated at Abbas Nejad DDS.