Enamel Microabrasion

Wayzata Dental strives to make smile restoration simple and comfortable, including the correction of discolored teeth. One method for correcting the surface damage to teeth is enamel microabrasion. This safe and effective treatment helps restore smiles that need a deeper refresh.

Correct Surface Damage to Teeth

There are many factors that may discolor and damage tooth enamel (the surface layer) over a lifetime. Enamel microabrasion is a smile restoration method that is fast and effective for most patients to see instantaneous results.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Enamel Microabrasion

When is Microabrasion Used?

There are many factors that may discolor and damage tooth enamel (the surface layer) over a lifetime. A few of these include:

  • Drinking coffee, soda, or tea
  • Tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco products)
  • High fevers and chronic illness during childhood
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Certain medications (for example, Tetracycline)

Staining happens over the course of many years (or even a whole lifetime). It may not be something you notice until you are older, or it may be something that is expedited due to poor dental hygiene habits (i.e. not brushing or using mouthwash). Either way, it is still possible to reclaim your white smile through enamel microabrasion.

What is Enamel Microabrasion?

Enamel microabrasion is a technique with mechanical and chemical components that combine to remove the effects of surface teeth staining. First, a chemical compound is applied to the surface of the teeth. After a short time, the compound is rubbed away, abrasing the surface layer of the tooth. Thus, surface staining is removed, leaving a lower enamel layer exposed.

Enamel microabrasion is a revolutionary safe and painless dentistry technique that can be followed up with further procedures when necessary, including porcelain veneers.

Why Choose Wayzata Dental for Your Microabrasion?

At Wayzata Dental, patient well-being and satisfaction comes first. Enamel microabrasion is a smile restoration method that is fast and effective for most patients to see instantaneous results. However, it’s important to note that enamel microabrasion might not work the same on everyone.

In certain cases, the staining goes too deep for enamel microabrasion to be effective. If that’s the case, Wayzata Dental can help you choose an appropriate next step to recover your sparkling smile! Make an appointment at Wayzata Dental with Dr. McDowell to discuss your smile restoration options.

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