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Dental attrition can occur when uncorrected alignment issues cause one of your teeth to rub excessively on another. As this starts to happen the compromised area of tooth enamel can become increasingly vulnerable to developing a new cavity.

A dental filling can sometimes be used to repair a modest area of dental attrition or tooth decay. However, Dr. Gloria Barredo might recommend a dental crown restoration to tooth that has been significantly weakened. This is even more likely to be the case if a cavity has developed in the tooth.

This treatment process starts with Dr. Gloria Barredo removing the entire tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a pillar of healthy dentin called an abutment. Eventually it will serve as an anchor for the crown.

Dr. Gloria Barredo will then form a detailed impression of the abutment and the related teeth in the area. This includes the surfaces of the related tooth that caused the dental attrition. If it’s warranted, she might make minor edits to minimize the relationship with the offending tooth.

The impression will be sent to a dental lab where dental technicians will create your dental crown. If the tooth will be visible in your smile, Dr. Gloria Barredo might recommend having the dental crown created from a special type of porcelain.

A member of staff will call you to schedule a second appointment when your dental crown is ready. Our team will remove the temporary crown before using a strong dental adhesive to cement the dental work in place.

If you live in the Jupiter, Florida, area and you have a tooth suffering from dental attrition, you shouldn’t delay in calling 561-741-8008 to seek professional treatment at Gloria Barredo, DMD.