Tooth wear permanently destroys the enamel, and can result in a worn-looking, aging smile. This irreversible damage to the enamel weakens the teeth, causing chipping, fractures, sensitivity and ultimately can shorten the life of your teeth. This can also lead to loss in confidence in smiling and eating, and pain and discomfort in the jaw as the jaw position changes.

We understand these problems fully.  Our team are highly experienced and can restore your smile back to great function and beauty. Everyone deserves a comfortable, beautiful smile! 

Tooth wear needs to be treated as soon as possible, before further destruction occurs. 

Jodie's Story

This young patient had significant wear of her front teeth.

The teeth were restored with advanced Composite Bonding at one appointment, with zero preparation of her teeth. 

Treatment by Dr Stephen Gibson, Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

"Before I came to Andrea Ubhi I was very self conscious of my teeth as they had become very worn from having a problem with grinding them during the night. I wouldn’t ever smile with my teeth showing. I was also scared of the dentists and hadn’t been for a while. When I book a consultation here and met Steve Gibson I didn’t feel nervous and was excited for the treatment. I enjoyed coming to the dentist every time! Now all the work has been done on my teeth I am overwhelmed with happiness and feel so much more confident. I can happily smile again. I wouldn’t definitely recommend this dentist to anyone and can’t thank them enough. All the staff have been wonderful. Thank you!”

Jodie

Up to 93% of Adults are Affected

Tooth wear increases with age. Tooth wear was seen in: 

  • 17.4% for 12 year-olds
  • 29.7% for 15-year olds
  • 38.1% for 16–24 year-olds
  • 76.2% for 35–44 year-olds
  • 93.0% for 65+ year olds.

For all age groups, males had a higher prevalence of tooth wear than females.(2000–2002 National Survey)

The Problems of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear can cause:

  • worn down and significantly shorter teeth
  • broken and worn-down fillings
  • increased tooth sensitivity
  • aging appearance with reduced face height, and increased depth of wrinkles
  • difficulty eating and pain in the jaw as the jaw position changes 
  • ultimately tooth loss

What Causes Tooth Wear? 

Treating Tooth Wear 

Dental problems caused by your teeth grinding should be treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage, and the causes of accelerated wear treated. There are two main ways to restore worn teeth, Composite Bonding or Porcelain Veneers/Crowns, rebuilding the lost enamel and dentine. At your consultation, the options suitable for you will be discussed fully. 

Composite Bonding

Using an advanced cosmetic technique, composite resin is moulded onto your teeth, giving the appearance of a whiter and more perfect smile. It is a cosmetic solution to mishapen, chipped, spaced and stained teeth and fillings. The result is similar to porcelain veneers, but there is no preparation of the teeth, so is more conservative. Teeth can be made beautiful in just one treatment appointment, conservatively with normally zero preparation, and the result lasts up to 6-8 years. From £325 per tooth.

Porcelain Veneers/Crowns

Porcelain Veneers are made by bonding a wafer thin layer of porcelain to the front surface of a tooth, after minor preparation (similar to a false fingernail). Veneers can be placed on all the teeth visible in the upper smile, 8-10 teeth for example, for a Smile Makeover. Porcelain veneers are made by our world class ceramists and fitted by our highly experienced dentists. For decades Porcelain Veneers have been one of the most popular choices for changing smiles. They are the ‘gold standard’ for aesthetics and durability, however require preparation of the teeth. From £850 per tooth. 

Everyone can have an amazing smile!

Rebuilding a Harmonious Bite

As teeth wear down over time, the bite also changes and degenerates. When we restore your teeth, we restore your bite back to full function, creating harmony and comfort for your muscles and jaws. You will have a long-lasting smile that you will be delighted with!

Your Four Step Plan

STEP 1

Book Your Free Consultation

Call 01904 639667 and arrange your free consultation with our experineced Treatment Team.

STEP 2

Your Personal Plan

At your free consultation, our Tooth Wear team will assess your teeth and jaw and make a Personal Treatment Plan with you.

STEP 4

Digitally Visualise Your Planned Smile

With digital technology, we will show you your proposed new smile.

Step 4

Treatment

Let us work with you to carry out your Treatment Plan, restore your teeth and bring comfort to your jaw once more.

Preventing Further Tooth Wear

If you grind your teeth while you're asleep, it may help to wear a mouth guard or mouth splint at night.

Mouth guards and splints even out the pressure across your jaw and create a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage. They can also reduce any grinding noises you make at night.

There are many different splints, and our team will work with you to find one that is right for you. 

A Michigan splint is made from hard plastic and fits precisely over your upper or lower teeth, reducing the symptoms of teeth grinding. A Michigan splint will last for several years, some mouth guards usually only last for less than a year.

Splints are from £295 - £795

Addressing Stress and Anxiety

If the underlying cause of your teeth wear is due to grinding from stress or anxiety,  psychological treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), may help.

If your teeth grinding is stress-related, it's important to try to relax and get a good night's sleep. Discuss this with your GP.

 

Treating Wear with Composite Bonding

This patient had severe wear of his teeth due to bruxim/grinding, having worn away several millimetres of tooth length.

Reconstructive treatment with Composite Bonding was provided by Dr Steve Gibson, restoring the missing tooth structure.

Learn more about how we do this: Composite Bonding.

Treating Wear With Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

This patient had wear of many of her teeth, including her front teeth, and also needed replacement porcelain crownss on some of her back teeth. 

Porcelain veneers and crowns were placed.