Treatments For Thin Enamel

If you have thin enamel on your teeth then it can lead to a variety of dental issues. Thin enamel, and enamel erosion, can be caused by certain medications, excessive wear and tear or genetics. Thin enamel can make your teeth more susceptible to different kinds of damage including tooth fractures, chipping, cavities and tooth decay. It can also cause your teeth to look really discolored. Luckily, there are some things you can do about thin enamel and this article will introduce you to some of these things.

Crowns: Your dentist may suggest putting crowns on your teeth, especially if your condition happens to be degenerative. In order to have crowns put on, the dentist will need to take your teeth down in size enough to allow room for both the crowns and the bonding material. The crowns will give you stronger teeth and they can be made in the color and shade of your choice, so you can have the nice, white smile you have been wanting.

Snap in teeth: It is possible for you to still have strong teeth, in spite of thin enamel. This may mean the only problem with your teeth is their color. In this case, you may want to go with a less invasive treatment to get the smile you want. Snap in teeth are designed to fit over your natural teeth and made in the shade you want. You will remove them to care for them and to sleep.

Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are designed to cover your teeth to give them more strength. They can also be used to correct other issues such as gaps between your teeth. They can also be made in the color you want. To put the veneers in place, the dentist will use an acid agent to etch the surface of your teeth so the veneers will adhere better. Then, a bonding material will be placed on your teeth and the veneers will be put on.

Enamel strengthening products: Ask your dentist about enamel strengthening supplements and products. Certain toothpastes and mouthwashes can help and there are also prescription supplements your dentist may be able to give you as well.

By doing all you can to strengthen your enamel, you can decrease your chances of dealing with some of the problems thin enamel can cause. Now that you are aware of some of the ways your teeth can be treated for thin enamel, you can choose the method you feel the most comfortable with.

To learn more, contact a company like Wallington Dental