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Tooth Wear

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What are the key benefits of tooth wear treatment?

Successfully restore broken, worn down or fractured teeth
Improve function and appearance of your teeth
Boost confidence with a smile you can be proud of
Halt tooth wear and destruction in its tracks
Enhance the way you eat and speak

Our results

We’ve helped many patients with tooth wear achieve functional, attractive and healthy smiles once more. Our tooth wear treatment can improve your oral health, boost your confidence and get you smiling again. Get in touch today to find out more about how we could help you.

What is tooth wear?

Tooth wear is an ever-increasing issue due to an increasing diet of acidic beverages and foods, as well as heightened life stresses causing grinding and clenching of teeth.

It is a very destructive process that can cause the loss of significant amounts of tooth structure, leading to tooth fracture, poor function, tooth loss and increased need for root treatment. The process is usually slow, so patients tend only to notice worn teeth when there has been obvious destruction of teeth or repeated loss of fillings, crowns, or broken teeth.

At Charlton Road, we take our time to design your smile and restore it to the previous condition by thorough planning and smile design. The process of reconstruction will be conducted as conservatively as possible, maintaining as much tooth tissue as we can using the most modern principles of composite bonding. Once completed, you will remain on a maintenance programme and will need to wear protective splints to prevent further destruction.

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Meet our dentist, Katie

Katie limits her practice to prosthodontics. She is highly skilled and experienced in the conservative treatment of tooth wear, management of the neglected dentition and provision of fully bespoke and highly aesthetically designed Scandinavian-style dentures.

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Why choose Charlton Road Dental for tooth wear treatment?

Our incredible expertise and knowledge

Dr Katie Ernst has an exceptional level of experience in treating tooth wear, using her skills and knowledge to give you the very best bespoke care and results.

Modern and advanced technology

We use state-of-the-art technology to enhance your treatment experience and ensure we achieve the best and most accurate results for you.

Bespoke care for your tooth wear issue

We take the time to understand the cause of your tooth wear, and provide tailored treatment and care for your needs and preferences.

Patient-focused approach

We put our patients first, and are dedicated to giving you the very best standards of professional care. We address the cause of your tooth wear and find the best treatment for you.

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Types of tooth wear


Teeth can begin to erode due to excessive acids in the mouth, causing them to break down more severely. Acid from the food and drink you consume, or certain medical conditions, can soften the enamel on your teeth, causing them to become thin and often sensitive. Your teeth could also appear jagged.


If your teeth come into contact with each other too much, it can cause them to become excessively worn. This is particularly seen in people who grind or clench their teeth, whether during sleep or due to factors such as stress. If you have attrition, your teeth will be shorter than normal, and will likely appear flat and smooth, with no individual outlines.


Excessively vigorous tooth brushing can cause your gums to recede and the exposed tooth enamel to become worn. It can result in your teeth looking longer and grooves can appear where your teeth meet your gum, especially with continued use of a manual toothbrush.

Spread the cost of your treatment

If you are looking for the best way to pay for your tooth wear treatment, we are happy to help. Spread the cost of your treatment into affordable monthly payments with our 0% finance options, subject to suitability. Please contact us for more information.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I have tooth wear?

Tooth wear often occurs over time, and you likely won’t notice it until your teeth are clearly worn or broken. Most people also are not aware that they clench or grind their teeth, which is a large factor in tooth wear. Your dentist will examine your teeth at your regular check up appointments and will often be able to spot and treat tooth wear before it becomes a larger problem.

Do I need to change what I eat or drink to avoid tooth wear?

Acidic food and drinks, such as squash, fizzy drinks, citrus fruit and sour sweets, can cause the enamel on your teeth to erode and lead to problems with tooth wear. It is best to avoid or limit these to give your teeth the best chance at staying healthy. We can give you some tips to help, including using straws and rinsing your mouth with water after consuming acidic items.

Why do my teeth look yellow?

The outer layer of enamel on your teeth is white, but the dentine underneath this is more yellow in colour. If the enamel is worn away, the dentine is exposed, thus making your teeth look duller. We can use composite bonding or a crown to protect your tooth and enhance its appearance, giving you a brighter smile.

Can tooth wear be reversed?

Tooth wear can’t be reversed, but it can be restored and managed. We can use tailored treatments to improve the function and appearance of your teeth, including composite bonding, crowns and veneers. We can also give you advice and support to address the cause of your tooth wear.

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