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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Depending on the amount of exposed dentin can range from simple bonding to full coverage restorations.
I prefer the most conservative treatment possible.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the amount of exposed dentin can range from simple bonding to full coverage restorations.
I prefer the most conservative treatment possible.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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