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Protective layer: The enamel is the protective layer of your tooth, either through chemical erosion or physical trauma or a developmental problem yours is gone. The dentin is the next layer of tooth which is generally very sensitive, you get inside the dentin and you have your nerve. Dentin decays much faster than enamel, he or she probably wants to crown your tooth if it is indeed restorable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strengthen enamel: Enamel erosion is the result of acids- from your diet or from your intestinal system ( gastroesophageal reflux)- wearing away the enamel on the tooths surface. Fluoride in gels, rinses and toothpaste and mi paste may be helpful to strengthen the enamel and make it more resilient to the acid attacks. ...Read more
Yes: However, in order to replace missing tooth structure you need to have a dentist do that with materials like composites (filling material) or porcelain but missing tooth can be replaced however it does not always have to be. This depends on your cosmetic and functional needs. A dentist examining you can better address what your needs are. ...Read more
Can't do this: Unfortunately you can't. Once enamel is gone whether from decay, wear, erosion, fracture, it is gone and the only way to rebuild it is with a restoration: filling or crown. Fluorides and mi paste will help strengthen and reverse very small enamel lesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: However, it depends on how much damage has happened to your tooth/teeth. Composite (tooth colored) filling material can be used if the damage is minimal. Other options might include partial crowns such as ceramic onlays. If you want the most conservative treatment options try to find a dentist that has a cerec machine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that clenching can make chewing surfaces indent deeper exposing darker enamel or dentin? Outer and inner surface seem to be sharper?Why
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