The harder, outer layer of teeth is called enamel. Despite its durability, tooth erosion can occur from plaque, acids in the food we eat/drink and bacteria. There are many dental issues that can be a result of tooth erosion, but there are also many restorative dentistry services that can help fix these problems.
The simplest and most basic procedure to stop tooth erosion is to fill the dental cavities that can form in the teeth. Stopping the cavity before it grows or goes deeper is important to prevent future dental issues.
Root Canal Treatment
When the dental cavity is not treated quickly enough, the root can start to decay. If not treated, this can rot the entire tooth. A root canal treatment removes all of the decaying root material and fills the base of the tooth up to prevent future issues. This can help save the tooth, which is always more advantageous than removing a tooth and adding a dental implant in its place.
Dental veneers can correct a variety of dental issues. For mild tooth erosion, a very thin tooth-shaped piece of porcelain is used to cover the front of the tooth. It can be shaped and colored to match the surrounding teeth perfectly. This can treat minor dental issues, prevent future ones and give the wearer a great smile.
Porcelain veneers require a small layer of enamel to be removed so they can be installed properly, but dental bonding does not require that. This makes it a better option for those with stripped enamel. A special solution is applied to the teeth that bonds and strengthens the teeth. Once the resin is cured and hardened with a special light, the bonded teeth are polished to match the rest of your smile.
For teeth that are more eroded, a crown is the best option. They are custom made and completely encase the tooth to prevent further damage and restore its look and function.