Esthetic Dentistry

Some kids suffer from enamel hypoplasia or dental fluorosis.

Hypoplastic Baby and Permanent Teeth

Unsightly defects and discolorations found in baby and permanent teeth are a cause of concern for many parents who encounter them. Some of the he treatment options for enamel defects in children include aesthetic composite (filling material) veneering and microabrasion.

One example of such a tooth irregularity is the enamel hypoplasia. This condition is a defect in tooth enamel that can result in lesser quantity of enamel than normal. It can appear as a small pit or dent in the tooth. Discoloration of excess white, yellow or brown on the teeth is also a symptom of this condition. When severe, enamel hypoplasia can make the entire tooth appear small and misshaped. Enamel hypoplasia can be seen in both permanent and baby teeth. It can cause tooth sensitivity and lead to dental caries. The inconvenience and potential harm of this situation is what calls for the immediate attention to this problem.

The choice of dental defects treatment should take into account the child’s ability to cooperate during dental treatment. It also depends on how severe the enamel hypoplasia is on the tooth. One option for treating enamel defects is to cover up the unsightly areas with a cosmetic material the same color as the tooth enamel.

Let our team guide you on the best treatment option for your child