Top
20
Doctor insights on: Dentin

Share
1

1
Dentin pentrating into enamel, what to do?

Dentin pentrating into enamel, what to do?

Confused?: Do you mean "dental caries\tooth decay" penetrating into enamel? If yes, see a dentist for treatment. Dentin is the tooth structure underneath the enamel.

2

2
What type of restorations can you put on dentin with no enamel?

See your dentist: Enamel serves to keep the dentin safe from daily use like chewing, biting, crunching and grinding. When enamel damaged, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities. There are variety of options to fix lost enamel: for small erosion bonding is used. If the enamel loss is significant, full crown maybe a solution. See your dentist for evaluation, xrays and treatment.

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Could sensitive toothpaste work to cover exposed dentin and reduce pain?

Could sensitive toothpaste work to cover exposed dentin and reduce pain?

Sensitivity?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Each case has to be examined as to causes, etc. And treatment options discussed along with likelihood of success. Discuss this with your local dentist after a careful examination.

4

4
Why enamel is seen in the ground section only while dentin is seen in ground and decalcified section?

Why enamel is seen in the ground section only while dentin is seen in ground and decalcified section?

Dissolve the organic: Dentin is 70-75% inorganic and 25-30% organic, whereas enamel is almost all calcium and 4% organic matters. Hence enamel gets completely destroyed during decalcification. Ground section is to study the inorganic part. Decalcification is to study the organic part.

6

6
Is it okay to keep dentin on your tooth exposed?

Not really: Dentin is softer than enamel and will decay or wear away quicker than a tooth that is properly restored. There are certain situations where dentin is exposed and no harm occurs, but each case is different and needs to be regularly monitored.

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Can dentin be exposed on chewing surface of front tooth?

Can dentin be exposed on chewing surface of front tooth?

Yes it can: The chewing surface of front teeth can become chipped, worn or damaged as the result of excessive wear, malocclusion, para functional habits, bruxism (grinding), bulimia, erosion, chemical food damage (lemons, limes, etc) and other reasons. These things can expose dentin. Front teeth are extremely important for proper function. See your dentist to evaluate & determine an appropriate treatment plan.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I can see a white line on the tooth and I'm assuming that's my dentin. Should I be worried?

Probably hypocalcif: The white area is probably a hypocalcified region (more water). Maintaining the control of the region by eliminating the bacteria is you best bet to assure you do not get decay or gum problems. Look at the perio protect method as a possible solution.

11

11
What is the best type of veneer to use to cover up dentin that shows through due to wear and tear?

Porcelain: Veneers are made from porcelain or composite and there are many types of both. Porcelain is much stronger and better for wear and tear. One very strong type of porcelain for veneers would be of lithium disilicate and may have several different brand names.

See 4 more doctor answers
12

12
Is any toothpaste than can make dentin stronger like there is toothpaste that can make enamel stronger that you have got. I know it won't grow back?

Tooth enamel: Fluoride can make the enamel stronger, harder. MI paste can also make your enamel stronger by replacing some of the lost minerals. As for the dentine fluorides can block some of the pores to decrease sensitivity.

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
How fast can a cavity develop into the dentin of a tooth?

How fast can a cavity develop into the dentin of a tooth?

PH dependent: Carious lesion progression can vary depending on the ph (acid) duration in the mouth. If the mouth stays acidic for long periods of time and does not have a chance to neutralize beneficially, the cavity can progress rapidly. Saliva flow also is a factor, as is the amount of food (bioflim) present. Http://www. Agd. Org/public/oralhealthfacts/files/pdfgenerator. Aspx? Pdf=fs_toothdecay. Pdf&id=126693.

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How long does it take for a tooth that has just dentin with no enamel to get extracted if you don't look after it properly?

????: There is no way to answer that question over the internet, sight unseen, without an x-ray and knowledge of your oral hygiene, eating and drinking habits, etc. See a dentist to discuss your treatment options and how best to maintain a healthy mouth.

See 4 more doctor answers
15

15
I want to know that many researches are claiming that natural tooth will regrow in the future with dentin and enamel. I want to know that is this true?

I want to know that many researches are claiming that natural tooth will regrow in the future with dentin and enamel. I want to know that is this true?

Possible: The future holds mysteries and excitement. Stem cell research is controversial and questionable. The reality from a dental standpoint is, if you have cavities, do not wait! We may never see this research come to fruition in our lifetime.! we can only live in the present and accept the gifts of the future.

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is there a procedure to cover up the exposed dentin in my teeth?

Exposed dentin: Dentin is the layer of the tooth that is under the enamal. If the exposed dentin is on the cervical aspect of the tooth (the neck of the tooth at the gumline), it can often be bonded with a tooth-colored filling material. If the exposed dentin is on the chewing surface of the tooth, the tooth may need a crown.

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I have a small section of dentin showing in one of my teeth, what caused it?

I have a small section of dentin showing in one of my teeth, what caused it?

Serveral asnwers: It can be from trauma (chipping of the enamel) to wear of the enamel over it, to recession exposing root surface (which has no enamel but a very thin layer of cementum which is easily abraded).

19

19
I had direct pulp cap place on a couple of teeth over year a go and I have not had any issues. What is the likely hood that the dentin would not grow?

I had direct pulp cap place on a couple of teeth over year a go and I have not had any issues. What is the likely hood that the dentin would not grow?

It is possible: Overall, the success rate of pulp capping is 60%. The outcome is considered as successful if the tooth is asymptomatic and not associated with periapical radiolucency or other root pathology.

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Could having thick dentin make your teeth look yellow?

Could having thick dentin make your teeth look yellow?

Yes: Thinning enamel can do the same thing. This is why teeth appear yellower the older you get.