During a dental bonding procedure, a resin material that has been specifically selected to match the shade of your teeth is applied. The material is hardened with a special light that causes it to bond to your teeth. Dental bonding has many applications. It can be used to fill cavities, repair chips and cracks in your teeth, fill spaces between teeth, change the shape of teeth, and more. Cosmetic bonding allows us to sculpt your teeth to the desired shape, repairing flaws and improving overall appearance.
If a tooth is badly decayed or has been damaged due to facial trauma, a crown can be installed to restore its function. A crown replicates the original exterior appearance of a tooth, restoring normal chewing and speaking functions. Crowns are highly customizable, and can be crafted not only to replace the lost tooth, but improve on its appearance. Porcelain crowns are designed to be durable and long-lasting cosmetic restorations. Explore this option if you have one or several damaged teeth.
Chips can happen for many reasons: biting down on a hard object, receiving direct facial trauma, or as a result of internal decay. Fortunately, there are many options for repairing chipped teeth. Dental bonding is ideal if you have only lost a small piece of enamel. Veneers can cover the damage and restore your teeth to normal appearance. If the tooth is more extensively damaged, it can be covered with a crown. A root canal procedure may be necessary if the chip is large enough to expose the tooth’s pulp. If you discover you have a chipped tooth, visit a dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth. There are several types of veneers, and multiple factors to consider when choosing a type: cost, durability, appearance. For quick and easy improvement, some veneers come in pre-made types, while some are customized for your particular teeth. Removable veneers can be taken in and out as easily as a retainer, while more complex types of veneers are bonded to your teeth. Though porcelain veneers are the most expensive, they offer the highest quality. Your dentist will help you select which type of veneer is right for you.
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