A wedge-shaped defect tooth defect is a pathological condition that is accompanied by the destruction of hard tissues of the cervical part of the tooth, which has the shape of a wedge. Most often, the disease affects the incisors, premolars and canines. At first, the defects are small in size, but grow larger over time, causing pain and discomfort near the gums.
The professional doctors of Denta Vita clinic can solve the problem of a wedge-shaped defect of any complexity, using advanced technologies of treatment and rich experience in the field of dental services.
Wedge-shaped defect: causes of development
It is known that the area near the tooth’s neck [R3] is constantly subject to increased pressure due to frequent biting. If the elements of the dentition have an incorrect arrangement, the chewing load increases when eating food. Accordingly, the teeth are chipped, and a wedge-shaped defect occurs.
Wedge-shaped defects are formed due to the uneven distribution of the chewing load. In combination with weak enamel and increased stress, people very quickly develop cervical destruction in the form of a wedge, which over time, transforms into a serious complex problem.
Such wedge-shaped dental defects, the causes, and treatment of which are interrelated concepts are difficult to treat. Still, with a competent approach, they can be eliminated.
Our experts warn that filling a wedge-shaped defect and its covering by veneers or crowns will most likely not give a lasting therapeutic effect and soon turn into a relapse. There is not much point in filling the wedge-shaped defect without orthodontic treatment, because due to the uneven distribution of the load on the tooth, the cracks will certainly reappear.
Features of the symptomatology of the defect
Recognizing a wedge-shaped defect in the early stages is practically impossible. Only a dentist can do this when examining the teeth and oral cavity. The first manifestation of the disease is tooth sensitivity.
The formation of wedge-shaped chips on the surface of the teeth in their cervical part is a sure symptom of a pathological condition. Destruction with the progression of the pathological process may be accompanied by painful sensations of low intensity, which arise under the influence of an irritant (cold and hot food, sweets) and quickly disappear after its elimination.
Only a dentist can suspect wedge-shaped caries at the initial stages of its development in a patient. Therefore, it is important that the diagnostic process is carried out by an experienced specialist. The staff of Denta Vita will accurately determine your diagnosis, and modern dentistry and its achievements will help them in the process of its elimination.
How to treat a wedge-shaped tooth defect?
Treatment of a wedge-shaped defect should begin with a visit to an orthodontist. Our best specialist in the field of orthodontics will accurately determine the type of occlusion and select the most acceptable option for its correction for the patient.
The doctor starts the second stage of therapy only when he is convinced that there are no problems with the bite. Only then fillings, veneers or crowns can be applied.
Treatment of wedge-shaped tooth defects at the last stage includes competent prevention of recurrence of the pathological condition and strengthening the enamel using the remineralization procedure.
The specialists of Denta Vita clinic are ready to offer you several methods of dental treatment and restoration. Come to us if you are interested in high-quality professional dentistry.