Repairing Tooth Enamel: What to Know


Posted on 6/20/2022 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Repairing Tooth Enamel: What to KnowTooth enamel is the tough exterior layer of your teeth that helps protect them from decay and damage. If it is damaged, cavities can form, and your teeth can become more susceptible to other problems. Here is what you should know about repairing the tooth enamel.

Causes of Tooth Enamel Erosion


Tooth enamel erosion is caused by acids in the mouth that break down the hard surface of the tooth, exposing the soft, inner layers. The acids can come from many sources, including sugary or fizzy drinks, citrus fruits, vinegar, and even stomach acid. Other reasons include gastrointestinal problems, brushing too hard, frequent vomiting, grinding teeth, or low saliva production. When the enamel is eroded, it becomes thinner and more fragile, making it more susceptible to tooth decay and sensitivity. In severe cases, the damage can lead to tooth loss.

How to Fix Teeth Enamel Dental Treatments


Eroded enamel can lead to several issues, including sensitivity, breakage, and cavities. Fortunately, there are different treatments available to restore and repair the enamel of the teeth and prevent further damage. Common treatments include fluoride rinses and toothpaste, in-office restorations like crowns or fillings, and orthodontic appliances like braces or retainers. One of the leading dental treatments designed to address eroded teeth enamel is various types of dental veneers. Dental veneers are thin strips of hard material, typically porcelain or a composite resin applied directly to the front surface of the teeth. This type of treatment helps restore and repair any damage done to the enamel, improving both the appearance and function of the teeth. Other possible treatments include root canal therapy and tooth bonding, which are focused on addressing any decay or infections that may be present within the tooth structure itself.

Here at our dental clinic, we offer various options for repairing tooth enamel damage. If you think you may have eroded enamel or other problems with your teeth, please call us to schedule an appointment.





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