Enamel Hypoplasia Treatment

Treatment of enamel hypoplasia is always individualized and depends on the location and severity of the condition.

  • The locationof the enamel hypoplasia also affects treatment options.
    • Anterior front teeth with hypoplasia tooth color porcelain cap/crown advisable. More severe cases recommends natural looking implants or bridges if replacing front teeth become necessary.
    • Posterior back teeth with hypoplasia in the molars or other back teeth, a recommend a metal or tooth colored crown.

Limited enamel hypoplasia:

Bonding them with a light cure composite tooth color material is the most common treatment. This synthetic tooth color layer covers brown stain and protecting the tooth.

Mild Enamel Hypoplasia Treatment:

If the enamel hypoplasia is located in a more visible area, such as a front tooth you may wish to undergo treatments to help the tooth blend in with your surrounding ones.

  • Micro abrasion, where uses a special tool to abrade the discolored area and reducing its appearance and making teeth appear more even.
  • An advice a tooth whitening treatment to ensure the area blends in well with remaining adjacent teeth.

If the enamel hypoplasia is located on a non-visible tooth, such as a back tooth you may wish to

  • Carefully watching the tooth to ensure no decay occurs. Because there is a lack of you may be more susceptible to decay, dental caries and possible to tooth sensitivity.
  • Bonding them with a light cure composite tooth color material is the most common treatment. This synthetic tooth color layer covers brown stain and protecting the tooth.

Severe Enamel Hypoplasia Treatment:

Treatment options for more severe enamel hypoplasia can depend on the patient’s age and desire.

In child’s case suggesting more invasive dental treatments,

  • Like as applying a porcelain veneer to the tooth, until child’s teeth have fully developed and firm in the jaw.
  • Correcting a tooth before the jaw is fully developed may be useless because the tooth can shift and change with age. Advices to braces, before the tooth can be fully developed and firm in the jaw.

In Adult Permanent tooth:

  • Veneers that cover the anterior front teeth and protect the tooth against further decay.
  • Cap or Crowns that cover the posterior back molars and protect the tooth against further decay.

In Enamel Hypoplasia’s most extreme case

The tooth may be so broken, misshapen, damaged and the amount of natural enamel is too low in these situations a patient has two options. The first is to cover the tooth with a crown. The second is to remove the tooth and later replace it with a dental implant or dental bridge.

If enamel hypoplasia not treated timely, can have serious lifelong result all possibilities such as…

  • Teeth lacking enamel are open to attack cavity forming bacteria.
  • Decays.
  • Gingivitis.
  • Periodontal disease.

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