Your canine teeth come in and fit into the arch of your smile between the ages of 12 and 14. The points on them allow all your upper and lower incisors to separate from one another and not be in contact, thus protecting them from excessive wear.
Why Incisor/Canine Teeth Become Flat
Those individuals who grind their teeth together quite aggressively and with some force may experience some wearing down and flattening of their incisors and canines. As this condition progresses, the upper and lower teeth start to get closer to one another as the sideways grinding motion pushes them to the point where they touch. If left unchecked, this can lead to your teeth becoming chipped or shortened to the point of self-destruction.
Reinstating Incisor/Canine Teeth Function
When your incisor/canine teeth become worn down and flattened, it’s important that their protective function is reinstated. Our expert orthodontists and dental surgeons do this by bonding a tooth coloured composite material onto the enamel on your upper incisor/canine teeth,as well as reforming the points on your canines.
Where the grinding is so excessive that the composite material wears down or chips away, our experts will use a more hard-wearing porcelain material instead.