If your teeth or dentures are worn down, Dr. Scott Ellard can restore their appearance with a vertical correction treatment, which can take years off your appearance! Call Scott Ellard Dentistry today at 269-329-1880 to make your appointment with our talented dentist and learn more about vertical correction in Portage, Michigan.
Vertical correction may be caused by one or more factors such as excessive tooth wear, missing permanent teeth, worn-down dentures or partials.
Excessive Tooth Wear
, also known as teeth grinding, is the leading cause of excessive tooth wear, although the condition may also be caused by abrasive food or tobacco products. When the teeth are worn down, the jaw needs to close down further in order for the teeth to come together.
Missing Permanent Teeth
When teeth are missing, whether by extraction or as a congenital defect, the adjacent teeth shift out of position and “lean” into the space left by the missing tooth. As the teeth are not completely upright, they are shorter than they should be, and the lower jaw has to close down further before the teeth can come together. They are also more vulnerable to decay.
Worn-down Dentures or Partials
Dental prosthetics can also become worn down. Often, simply replacing the teeth can greatly improve your ability to chew, digest food, and speak properly. This has the added benefit of improving your physical appearance. Also, the advantage of improving all of these is more self-confidence and peace of mind in your everyday life.
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When you visit our practice, our dentist will evaluate your bite and design a customized solution to improve the health and function of your teeth as well as restore the appearance of your smile. To learn more about the benefits of vertical correction and schedule your consultation, please call our office today.