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As you age it’s possible for the structure of your jaw to change. This can cause minor deviations in your dentition and the alignment of your teeth. This is even more likely to occur if you lost a tooth and decided not to have it restored.

As time goes on two or more of your teeth can start to rub together excessively. This can gradually wear away some of the tooth enamel from one of the teeth. Without timely treatment, the compromised area could also come to foster a significant cavity.

With early detection, Dr. Joel R. Bingham might be able to repair the area of enamel attrition with a basic dental filling.

After a thorough examination, Dr. Joel R. Bingham will numb the area and use a drill to remove any areas of decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean healthy tooth enamel to anchor the dental filling.

The material Dr. Joel R. Bingham selects for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s location as well as its prevalence in your smile.

After the dental filling has been cured and bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel, Dr. Joel R. Bingham might use a drill to make minor edits in the offending tooth.

If you are in the Nampa, Idaho, area and you are concerned that an area of dental attrition has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 208-466-6161 to seek treatment at Premier Dental Care.