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Is it possible to rebuild the enamel lost due to bleaching with tray?

Is it possible to rebuild the enamel lost due to bleaching with tray?

Yes: If you have white spots or areas of demineralization, your dentist can rx you mi paste. This cream restores the oral mineral imbalances that cause demineralization by replacing minerals while improving saliva flow and Fluoride uptake as well as soothing sensitive surfaces. It binds readily to pellicle, plaque, soft tissue & hydroxyapatite when applied within the oral cavity. ...Read more

Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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

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. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that decayed, the front potion is up to the gum, but the back potion is still intact. Would it be able to be extracted by the dentist?

I have a tooth that decayed, the front potion is up to the gum, but the back potion is still intact. Would it be able to be extracted by the dentist?

Perhaps: Depending on access and the amount of decay, your general dentist should be able to help you. Depending on degree of difficulty, dentist may opt to refer you to oral surgeon. Don't forget to talk to your dentist about replacing the tooth before that in and of itself becomes a problem. ...Read more

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How hard is it to have a metal filling replaced with ceramic material? Is this suggested, or is it best to leave the filling in as is?

Not very hard: Its harder to give a complete answer because of not knowing why you asked as well as the type of material you are talking about. If there is nothing wrong with the filling leave as is. Are you referring to an amalgam or gold inlay? By ceramic are you referring to composite or a porcelain type like a crown that a dental lab makes? If a real large filling, a partial or full ceramic crown is option. ...Read more

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Is there a procedure to put more enamel on top of teeth to increase length and strength? If bonding, is polishing reequired first? Cant grow enamelbak

Is there a procedure to put more enamel on top of teeth to increase length and strength? If bonding, is polishing reequired first? Cant grow enamelbak

No yes and no: You can not put enamel back on teeth but you can add bond composite to teeth, in many cases composite would be adequate enough cosmetically and strong enough functionally but in some cases depending on the bite of the person veneers or crowns would be a stronger option. ...Read more

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Top 3 posterior teeth will be extracted due to an infection and bone loss. Dentist says that I can leave it as is but aesthetics and speech issues.(?)

Top 3 posterior teeth will be extracted due to an infection and bone loss. Dentist says that I can leave it as is but aesthetics and speech issues.(?)

Very important: Aesthetics and speech are considerations of varying magnitudes depending on your philosophy regarding these things. Of greater importance is restoring the functionality and stability of the arch in this area. However, if there are no counterparts in the opposite arch then it may be a different story. Very important to maintain the structural integrity of the arch. See a Prosthodontist for options. ...Read more

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Is it normal to remove a tooth that has little tooth structure to build upon?

Is it normal to remove a tooth that has little tooth structure to build upon?

No.: It is normal to try to restore the tooth. If the tooth is unrestorable, then it might be recommended to have it removed. ...Read more

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When is a crown indicated over a veneer? Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

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When is a crown indicated over a veneer? 

Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

Crown vs veneer: A fundamental difference between veneers and crowns is how much of the tooth they cover over. Typically, the indication of whether a patient should have veneers or crowns is based on what the patient and dentist is looking to achieve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to use gel to place dental sealants damage enamel?

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Is it normal to use gel to place dental sealants damage enamel?

Of course: This bonding gel will allow the sealant to bond to the surface of the tooth and protect the surface for a long time. ...Read more

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What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth?Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth?Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

Depends: It really depends on the condition of the tooth, is it otherwise healthy with intact walls? If so then have the filling replaced so you floss there without a problem . If the tooth is heavenly restored with large or multiple filling then crowning the tooth would be best. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to lose the enamel in your teeth?

Would it be healthy to lose the enamel in your teeth?

Enamel loss: Enamel loss can be caused by acid reflux, gerd, excess consumption of acidic foods--soda, fresh citrus fruits, etc. Clenching or grinding your teeth when under stress can also cause tooth wear. Best advice would be to talk with your dentist or dental hygienist for some tips and tricks. Brush with a fluoridate toothpaste and use a Fluoride rinse like act to preserve your enamel. ...Read more

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If enamel is prepared in the laboratory so why enamel is not using in terms of veneers to shape tooth?

If enamel is prepared in the laboratory so why enamel is not using in terms of veneers to shape tooth?

Not available: Enamel has been studied in labs but is not available to restore teeth. The closest thing we have to an enamel like substitute is ceramic. Veeners are made from a variety of ceramics and bondings can be directly added to tooth structure with composite (a mixture of polymer and ground ceramic). ...Read more

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I want to know that replacing resin fillings constantly year by year can lead to tooth loss or further breakage of tooth structure?

I want to know that replacing resin fillings constantly year by year can lead to tooth loss or further breakage of tooth structure?

Replacing fillings: A natural tooth without decay or fillings is a very strong structure, resistant to tremendous bite forces. A compromised tooth (fillings and/or cavities) on the other hand is much more prone to fracture, so yes, the more tooth structure that is missing due to increasingly larger decay or fillings can lead to tooth loss or further breakage. A crown over the tooth will actually strengthen it. ...Read more

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Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)

Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)

Not always: If the access opening was conservative and no other tooth structure is missing, the best most conservative option may be a bonded composite restoration. ...Read more

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When getting inlay or onlay placed in would the doctor shave ou only the filling that needs to be replaced or with some of the tooth structure too?

Yes: The straight answer, is yes you have to remove the old filling and shave off any decay around the cavity to reach a clean surface and remove additional tooth structure to properly design and fabricate the new piece.hope this helps. ...Read more

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