See how to Restore Your Smile with Our Tustin Dentist, Dr. Valdez
The tooth enamel has the same function as our bone. The enamel gives the teeth a hard shell and, at the same time, protects the roots and the pulp inside it. However, the tooth enamel doesn’t have tissues and cells in it. Unlike the bone, the enamel can’t regenerate itself once it deteriorates. Luckily, there are some procedures that can help restore the tooth enamel in your mouth.
How to Restore Your Smile with Damaged Tooth Enamel
• Tooth Crowning
Tooth crowning is a dental procedure wherein a crown is added into the weak enamel. The crown serves as the tooth cap, which also protects the damaged areas of the tooth. This crown helps the damaged tooth function and allows the patient to drink or eat without any pain. It also protects the tooth from more decay in the future.
• Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a restorative service often done on milder cases of enamel erosion. This procedure is often seen as cosmetic. In this process, resin is added into the damaged tooth. Once the resin hardens, it’s bonded into the tooth. After that, it's trimmed and polished to fit properly into your mouth. It usually takes 30 minutes to one hour to finish this procedure.
• It's best to avoid the risk of acid exposure. Avoid indulging in acidic food and beverages.
• Avoid using a hard bristled toothbrush. It's best to use a soft-bristled brush.
• After consuming acidic foods and drinks, make sure to rinse your mouth with water to get back the natural pH level of your mouth.
• Avoid brushing your teeth right after consuming acidic foods and beverages. It heightens the risk of enamel erosion in your teeth.
• Regular check-up is strictly advised.
Enamel erosion leads to severe tooth loss without the proper care. If tooth sensitivity occurs, it's best that you visit our Tustin dentist right away. Give us a call at (714) 669-9555 to schedule your consultation.