What Restorative Options Do You Have for Cracked Teeth?
Posted on 6/20/2018 by Jolie
While the teeth are some of the strongest parts of your body, they aren't indestructible. Perhaps you chewed on ice or had an accident and suffered a crack in your tooth. You may be worried about the appearance of your smile, but fortunately, there are many options to restore your teeth.
A badly chipped tooth - especially one that causes pain when you eat or drink - may require a crown. This common restorative treatment acts as a cap to cover and protect the tooth. A crown will also prevent tooth loss while restoring the tooth to its original structure and function.
A minor crack or chip in your tooth may be corrected with a porcelain veneer. Veneers are one of the most attractive restorations and provides for realistic-appearing results.
Veneers bond to the front of the tooth, and they are long-lasting. Whether you have one tooth in need of repair or want to improve your entire smile, veneers are a great option.
Composite bonding is another restorative option for cracked teeth. Bonding can last for up to a decade, and in addition to cracks, it can repair teeth that are chipped, discolored, gapped, or oddly shaped.
A putty-like substance is applied to the teeth and is then molded and smoothed. A UV light hardens the composite, at which time it will be shaped and polished so that it can match the rest of the teeth.
If your teeth are too damaged to be restored, a dental implant may be an alternative. If your tooth has to be removed, a dental implant can take the place of the missing tooth.
If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or generally worn down, there are ways to fix your smile. You don't have to be unhappy with the appearance of your teeth any longer. Call us today to learn more.
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