If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to do everything you can to keep your tooth enamel in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, tooth enamel loss is possible, and it can alter your smile and oral health in more ways than you might realize. To help you know more about tooth enamel loss in Tulsa, Oklahoma, our dentist, Dr. Matthew Warlick, is happy to share some information with you.
Causes of enamel loss
The causes of tooth enamel loss generally include overexposure to acidic foods and drinks, damage to the teeth, and certain medications. Acid demineralizes the tooth enamel (enamel erosion), damage can chip or break off a piece of tooth enamel, and medications can also assist the process of enamel erosion.
Repair techniques for enamel loss
If your tooth enamel is severely affected, destroyed, or lost, your dentist will likely repair it with a dental bonding treatment or a dental crown. The dental bonding treatment involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the tooth enamel and then hardening it, making it a tooth enamel replica. The dental crown can replace the entire tooth enamel layer when placed.
If you have any questions or if you need to schedule an appointment to repair your tooth enamel, please contact Tulsa Family Dental at 918-459-9090 when you have the opportunity. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!