What is Enamel Microabrasion?

Enamel microabrasion is a minimally invasive technique for improving the appearance of teeth with superficial enamel defects, such as any surface discolouration or roughness.

It can be used to treat white spots or brown stains commonly seen in pateints with conditions like enamel fluorosis, hypomineralisation and decalcification in areas around orthodontic brackets. Microabrasion is also often done before teeth whitening procedures, since areas of surface discolouration may bleach differently than the surrounding tooth. Enamel microabrasion before dental bleaching helps to achieve a more uniform result for these types of difficult to treat teeth.

How is it done?

GC Tooth MousseTo remove a thin layer of the enamel, an acid-abrasive gel is applied to the tooth surface. It is then lightly polished until the staining or roughness gradually disappears.

After the microabrasion and/or teeth whitening, home application of a remineralising crème such as GC Tooth Mousse or GC Tooth Mousse Plus, is recommended for a period of time to enrich the treated tooth enamel with calcium and phosphate minerals for added strength and shine.

What can it do for me?

  • Improves the appearance of white spots
  • Removes surface stains
  • Improves surface texture
  • Minimally invasive and preserves natural tooth structure
  • Can make teeth appear brighter overall
  • May improve the results of teeth whitening if done prior

Restorative treatments such as infiltration resin or composite/porcelain veneers may be the next step if microabrasion and dental bleaching are unable to achieve the desired result.

Contact us at (07) 3221 067 or book an appointment for more information. 

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