Tooth enamel can be damaged by a variety of factors. These include overexposure to acids from everyday food and beverages, physical damage to teeth, and other oral health issues. Enamel is the toughest shell in the human body and helps protect your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting, crunching and grinding. You wouldn’t think that the strongest bone in your body could break, but once the damage is done, it can only be repaired. To rebuild tooth structure once it’s lost and protect the teeth from further erosion, our staff at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center may recommend tooth bonding or dental crowns.
Unlike a broken bone that can be repaired by the body, once a tooth chips or breaks, the damage is permanent and that part of the tooth is gone forever. Because enamel has no living cells, the body cannot repair it once it is chipped or cracked. When enamel erodes, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities or decay. To prevent enamel loss from occurring and to keep teeth healthy it’s important to brush and floss your teeth daily.
If you believe your tooth enamel may need to be restored, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.nicholascosmeticdentalcenter.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call 215-279-1193.