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Gradual changes in the surface texture of a tooth might be attributed to a developing area of tooth decay, or an unaddressed alignment issue that has caused excess wear and tear. In some of these cases dental attrition can lead to a severe cavity, dental fracture, or worsening tooth sensitivity.

If you have noticed an abnormality with one of your teeth you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined. The wisest course of action is to have the distressed tooth examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Deepak Bhagat.

If the compromised area of tooth is too large to be repaired with a dental filling Dr. Deepak Bhagat might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown.

This type of dental restoration calls for removing all the remaining tooth enamel to create a small pillar of dentin. This structure, which is known as an abutment, will eventually serve as the anchor point for your dental crown.

A detailed impression will be prepared of this abutment and the related teeth in your dentition. It will be sent to a dental lab where dental technicians will prepare the dental crown.

When it is ready you will need to return to Smile Savers to have Dr. Deepak Bhagat cement the dental crown directly onto the dentin abutment.

If you live in the Woodside, New York, area and you have dental attrition concerns with one of your teeth, you should call 718-956-8400 to have it examined and treated by Dr. Deepak Bhagat and his staff.