thinning tooth enamel

Q. Hello Riten I was wondering if you would be able to advise the best treatment for thinning tooth enamel My top jaw front incisors have thinned a lot – to the extent where they are practically opaque from the middle. I am very concerned about them, and have tried toothpaste such as proenamel and enamel protect etc, to slow down the process. I have done a little research into the condition, and am under the impression there is not much that can be done to rebuild tooth enamel. I would be very interested in hearing of any treatments – cosmetic or otherwise I would also like to have my teeth whitened – can you please advise the best procedure for long lasting results Kind Regards

It is difficult to replace enamel once it is lost without adding to your own teeth.  I would recommend a full consultation so you can be fully assessed and find the underlying cause of this toothwear.  it could be due to an excessive acidic diet, stomach reflux problems, toothgrinding etc .  Treatment would involve planning your new teeth and either placing porcelain veneers or crowns over your teeth or bonding tooth coloured fillings over your own teeth.  at my practice we treat a large number of people who have very worn mouths.
I hope this helps

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August 20th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Linda Williams Says :

I have thinning of enamel on my front upper teeth, what can be done. We do not have insurance. Is it a very expensive procedure.? Thanks for listening. Linda.

November 6th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Kalyn Says :

Hi, I’m concerned about the enamel erosion on my teeth. My NHS dental hygenist said he is happy with the thickness of the teeth despite the edges of my front upper two teeth being transparent. I’m puzzled by this as I have concerns about this so I cannot see how he does not. The response I got was try not to worry. On top of this I have always wanted my front top four teeth straightened as the overlap. Would my enamel erosion stop this. I’m not happy with my teeth.

November 6th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Dylan Says :

I would advise that you go for a thorough assessment of your dental condition and to examine all the concerns you have with your teeth.

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