This patient came to see us for a routine examination.
He was largely unaware of the wear that was affecting his upper and lower front teeth as it had been happening over a long period of time.
Once it was explained to him that he had worn right through the hard outer enamel and was now into the softer dentine which wears ten times as fast he was keen to do something about it.
Firstly he used a home tooth whitening kit to lighten his stained teeth.
We then decided to restore the teeth with directly placed composite resin. This required no adjustment of the natural tooth, only building back the lost tooth structure. Long term this may be replaced with ceramic materials.
The lower teeth were restored first in one session, followed a few weeks later by the upper teeth.
The patient was really pleased with his new smile and was happy that his teeth were protected from the ongoing wear.