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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Translucent edges: To some extent this is normal translucency as light shines through thinner incisal and occlusal portions of teeth. If you want to improve the aestheti ... Read More
Dr. Robert Landman
32 years experience Dentistry
Transparent: most transparency is physiologic as the very edges of the teeth are enamel only. some is pathologic, in the sense you may be grinding or the movement ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: anatomical tooth structure. Your front teeth may appear slightly transparent near the biting edges.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes It can lead to: Chipping of the incisal edges and other subsequent dental issues you haven't even begun to conceive. Best option is to be seen by your orthodontist f ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Most of the time: If your anterior teeth hit edge to edge when you close together the edges will wear faster than teeth with a normal bite. You may want to see if ortho ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Transparent teeth: Wear or erosion can cause teeth to appear most transparent because they are thinner. This allows the light to pass thru the tooth instead of being ref ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: See your dentist for a definitive clinical diagnosis. Transparency may be the natural coloration of your teeth, perhaps there are addition habits, jus ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Wear: The most common cause is wear. If the back of the biting edge of your top front teeth wear excessively the enamel can become translucent to transpare ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
Developmental: Normally white spots on the edges were because the enamel formation was disrupted before the teeth erupted. If you had braces and didn't brush well, t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Enamel edges are translucent.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
First: See your dentist for an evaluation of your bite and i would suggest a visit to the orthodontist for evaluation. Once the three of you have a plan then ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Calculus: If you're talking about the hardened deposits on the lingual side of your lower teeth, it's called calculus (tartar). It needs to be scraped off with ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Large tongue: This happens to a lot of people. Most people cradle their teeth with their tongue slightly. People that do it habitually will have a scalloped borde ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist: You should have a dentist examine your teeth to determine the cause of the translucency and the treatment to whiten your teeth and deal with the trans ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Perfection: No one over the internet can really answer that question without personally seeing you & your bite. It sounds like you have a relatively good occl ... Read More
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