Do you have teeth that are worn, flat or dull? Do you have a dental crown that keeps breaking over and over?
In many cases, a patient who has worn or broken teeth has an underlying occlusal problem. This means that there is instability in the oral system that could be within the alignment of the teeth, the TMJ, or a combination of the two. Dr. Trinkner is one of the few dentists in Columbia, SC who is qualified and experienced to treat problems evolving from chronic wear and occlusal instability.
“Dr. Trinkner correctly diagnosed and then successfully resolved my bite problems. I had visited two other dentists and three orthodontists prior to finding Dr. Trinkner, but none of them could help me. Dr. Trinkner instantly recognized the problem, and then provided an effective solution to correct my bite. I would recommend him to anyone!” – Darla J.
Options for Worn or Broken Teeth
If you have a single chipped tooth or broken tooth caused by an injury or accident, Dr. Trinkner can often repair the tooth quickly in our Columbia, SC dental office. In many cases, Dr. Trinkner will repair chipped or worn teeth with a tooth bonding technique. This involves placing a special dental resin on the tooth, then sculpting it into place for an invisible restoration.
If the teeth have significant damage, Dr. Trinkner may use porcelain veneers or dental crowns to repair the tooth, restoring normal function and esthetics.
If you have a tooth or multiple teeth that break continuously, despite repeated treatment, Dr. Trinkner will complete an examination to look for the underlying source of the problem. Occlusal instability is often treated through a combination of procedures to reshape the teeth and bring them into proper contact with one another.