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Cambuslang Practice 0141 641 2107
Glasgow Practice 0141 427 0296
Article written by glasgow-admin on 9 October 2015

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body and it makes up the outer protective layer of your teeth that you can normally see when you smile and talk. Unfortunately despite the high strength of enamel, we are more commonly seeing in our dental practice damage to enamel due to a variety of reasons such as tooth decay, night time grinding and of course enamel erosion from acids in he food and drink that we consume on a daily basis. Many of these problems seem to be on the increase which is perhaps related to the changing diet and habits of the nation.

What are the problems of enamel erosion?

Once enamel is lost from your tooth it is permanent and it can never grow back. This loss of tooth structure will make your teeth thinner and weaker. Your teeth can become sensitive as they have lost part of their protective layer. Your teeth can also look duller in colour and more translucent (see through). Also the loss in the protective enamel from your teeth will make your teeth weaker and more likely for pieces of your teeth to fracture and break away over time. All of these changes can be very distressing for patients and unless appropriate treatment is provided then the situation will only get worse with time.

What treatment is there for enamel erosion?

Enamel loss will occur in people for different reasons and so the first aim of treatment for enamel loss is to work out the cause of enamel loss and to treat this to stop the problem progressing. In mild cases we can simply use our cosmetic bonding techniques to place cosmetic white fillings to rebuild the lost portion of your teeth. Equipped with modern techniques and materials we are able to achieve natural results with this simple procedure.

In situations where there is more tooth loss sometimes it is not possible to use white fillings to rebuild the teeth. In these situations we may have to place cosmetic veneers or cosmetic crowns.

If you are worried about damage to your teeth then contact us and book an appointment for a free consultation and we can advise you on the best treatment for you.

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