Friday, July 31, 2009

Enamel missing on front teeth?

Since I can remember, once I got my adult teeth, I've always had divets in the front top two teeth, close to the gums. It doesn't go all the way across the tooth, it's in the very front middle where the teeth come together. I'm not sure if it's enamel or maybe lack of proper nutrition as they were growing in, but it seems to be increasing over time. You can't tell unless you're up close and looking for it, my teeth appear to be normal, but when you feel them and look closely you can see visible (for lack of better terminology) "worn places" in my front two teeth, as though someone sanded them down a bit or something. They're just as smooth as regular teeth, no extra sensitivity or anything. Any ideas as to what may have caused this? Better still, can it be fixed? If so, how much does that generally cost? Thanks for your help!

Enamel missing on front teeth?
A dentist can easily remedy that for you. It's just like filling in a cavity, and they use colored sets to match the color of your teeth so that it doesn't stand out. It may have been caused by an abnormal formation of your skull bone that pressed down on them while they were growing.





Your dentist should be able to fix it, and it shouldn't cost that much.
Reply:I am missing more than enamel. My teeth are like stars, they only come out at night.
Reply:I had the same thing... You might want to get verniers or porcelain caps. I have the top four done and it costs between $800 and $4000.
Reply:Sometimes teeth just grow in funny like that. The enamel isn't worn, or you would have sensitivity. Veneers would be the best bet to fix them. If you can't even notice it, I wouldn't worry to much about it.
Reply:I have the same thing a little because of having braces and the idiots sanding too much on the glue..I dont know if it can be fixed
Reply:i have the same problem and i don't know why..i take good care of my teeth. i had braces for so long and i feel likeit was a waste because my teeth still look weird. im afraid i might have to get verneers but im scared they might look fake. talk to your dentist for more detaisls
Reply:CALL MY OFFICE FOR FREE EXAM...SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED VENEER'S OR CROWNS, WE CAN'T BE SURE UNTILL WE SEE YOU. IT CAN COAST $600-$1200


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Reply:I have the same problem with my 4 front teeth, and mine is from missing enamel. My dentist told me I need to put crowns on them to protect them, and for 4 crowns, the cost was close to $5,000. Needless to say, I haven't done anything about it yet, but if you can afford it, you should get it taken care of. Oh, and they can't fix it, but the crown protects it against more damage.



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