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How can damaged tooth enamel be repaired?

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If you’ve lost some of it, there are ways to fix it. The best approach depends on your situation.

Tooth bonding can protect a damaged tooth and cover teeth that are worn down, chipped, or discolored.

If you’ve lost a lot of that outer shell, your dentist may cover the tooth with a crown to protect it from further damage.

From: Tooth Enamel Erosion WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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