Fluoride Action Network


Fluorosis can cause enamel degeneration to varying extent depending on the fluoride levels prevalent in that particular area. It can range from slight mottling of enamel to severe degeneration leading to demineralization and resultant discoloration. In the latter case, treatment options are limited to bonding of the outer surface of teeth either with composite or porcelain. Clinical significance: Porcelain laminates offer an excellent solution to enhance esthetics in a patient with fluorosis as it combines the advantage of being highly esthetic along with being conservative in its penetration to enamel.