Wear and Trauma! Poorly aligned teeth can also create unnatural stress and pressure on teeth and jaws. Teeth that are subject to excessive pressure can develop chipping and notches at the gum line called abfractions. Premature wear can lead to poor root support, loose teeth, and eventually, tooth loss. You need to get these teeth straightened up? If you are developing these type of defects from grinding and clenching a nightguard is recommended. Drop by and we can discuss.