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Enamel Hypoplasia Treatment

What is Enamel Hypoplasia?

When a tooth or even a small amount of teeth have far less enamel than a normal tooth or teeth would have this is called Enamel Hypoplasia or (EH). When enamel is gone from a tooth there is sometimes little pits, grooves or even small dents. This can make the surface of the tooth or small area of teeth very uneven and rough. These areas can be very noticeable due to the fact that the areas can be brown or a yellow color. When enamel is missing it is usually confined to a small area of teeth or sometime just one tooth. Continue to read below where many Experts have answered individual’s questions pertaining to enamel hypoplasia and the treatments for enamel hypoplasia.

If a child’s enamel has not formed correctly on their six year molars what could this be? Can the child expect that their permanent molars will be the same way?

This circumstance is normally known as Enamel Hypoplasia. A child’s first molars are their six year molars that start to grow at birth these molars are permanent. Sometimes if the child has been very sick with high fevers or, even hospitalized or really any health problems while they were a young child could cause the enamel not to form as it should around the molars. The next set of molars that will come through should start around 11 to 13 years of age. With that being said it would be very difficult to know if those molars are going to have the same or similar problem. Now on the other hand the front teeth usually come in from 6 to 8 years of age, they also are teeth that start their formation at birth so those may need close watch to address if they will have the same problems.

What could be the cause of an 8 year olds upper and lower molars to be eroded? What could be done to treat this condition?

The child looks to have a condition that dentist’s call Enamel Dysplasia which is actually general name for two unusual enamel growths. These are Enamel Hypoplasia and Enamel Hypocalcification. Enamel Hypoplasia is caused by any interference during the enamel formation. Enamel Hypocalcification is caused by anything that can get in the way of the enamel maturing. These two factors can also come from hereditary, too much fluoride in the child water that they drink regularly, or a severe trauma the child has endured. There is a treatment for teeth that suffer from poor enamel growth, the teeth may have to be fully crowned so that they can be protected since they have very little tooth structure left.

What can be done to prevent further damages to a child who has loss of enamel, yellow and discolored teeth?

Enamel Hypoplasia is what normally causes teeth to become yellow or discolored. Enamel Hypoplasia is a severe type of conditions where the enamel is not formed properly and can be with no trouble be lost and decay away fast. If this type of enamel malformation is occurring on the six year molar, the normal treatment is stainless steel caps until the child’s mouth is mature enough to withstand permanent crowns. The reason caps are placed on the tooth or teeth affected is to ensure that there is no more damage done to the teeth until a more permanent solutions is put in place. Now there are some cases where the front teeth have hypoplasia, the dentist can put filling on these teeth that look like real teeth, once again until a permanent crown can be put in place.

Is the correct procedure to treat loss of enamel by filling and capping teeth?

The teeth that have lost some enamel have a condition known as Enamel Hypoplasia. During the development of these teeth the child may have became very sick, or experienced trauma, which can cause teeth to come up with very little enamel. This can cause hypoplastic enamel which is much weaker and is more likely to decay or breakdown. In most cases hypoplastic enamel does not have a normal color, the teeth can just be slightly discolored or in more severe cases it can be very much stained. Enamel Hypoplasia can be caused by something is the child’s environment or it can be genetic. The main environmental causes are too much fluoride in the drinking water, a severe illness during time of development, or the lack of nutritionists in the child’s diet.

A child with yellowing or discoloration of the teeth can be very concerning. Many parents will have a lot of questions wondering if their child has Enamel Hypoplasia, what are the treatments of Enamel Hypoplasia and many others. The parents might start worrying if they have caused this issue or if it is genetic. You can find more information on Enamel Hypoplasia by the Experts.
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