Erosion treatment

Causal treatment:

  • Once a differential diagnosis has been performed and the major risk factors have been identified, appropriate measures can be implemented to avoid the causes of erosion.
  • Such measures may include changes in dietary habits or treatment of underlying diseases.
Symptomatic and restorative treatment:

  • If causal treatment cannot control the condition on its own, treatment of symptoms may be essential.
  • Symptomatic treatment is particularly advisable for patients with tooth erosion due to chronic reflux and/or eating disorders.
  • Severely eroded teeth will require restoration, which is an invasive procedure.
  • Restorations range from application of an adhesive on distinctive teeth to full crown prosthetic restoration to re-establish functional integrity.