Tooth Enamel Defects

Tooth Enamel Defects

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Tooth Enamel Defects – dental information for patients

This ADA patient education pamphlet provides dental information on tooth enamel defects. 

The types of tooth enamel defects described include: 

  • Enamel hypoplasia
  • Enamel opacities 
  • Molar hypomineralisation
  • Amelogenesis imperfecta

Other topics discussed include: the function of enamel, the normal anatomy of a tooth and the common risk factors for enamel defects. Treatment with fluoride is discussed as an option for patients needing their enamel strengthened to reduce temperature sensitivity and protect against decay.  

This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients needing their teeth restored to reduce further enamel breakdown, and to improve the look and function of the teeth. The restoration options listed include: direct composites, veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.

The following ADA patient education pamphlets contain more detailed information:

Mi-tec publishes 31 Australian Dental Association patient information brochures. The dental information is written in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The ADA patient information brochures are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.