Can I replace lost enamel from my tooth

Q. I am really really worried about losing the enamel on my teeth. Is there any way of restoring it apart from removing most of the tooth?

 

A. The first thing that needs to be decided upon is why you are losing enamel in the first place. The usual causes of loss of enamel are
1. Erosion by acid ( fruit juices, bulimia etc)
2. Abrasion ( Grinding, dusty environments, excessive brushing etc)
3. Excessive bite force ( causes tooth to flex and enamel breaks or chips off)

To restore lost enamel you can have it replaced with a white filling material , a veneer or in extreme cases a crown.

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  1. tracy says:

    what is the prcedure for filling in enamel and is it painful

  2. Linda Kobayashi says:

    i have just lost my vereer on my front tooth. i have been told a crown would be better 4 me now. will i have a space between my tooth and gum or will it fit in to the gum

  3. Dina says:

    A well fitted crown should fit under the gum nicely so that there is no space and will look like a natural tooth

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