If you damage a tooth, it is critical that you visit our dentist office as soon as possible. The last thing you want to do is deal with the pain and discomfort that comes from having a cracked or chipped tooth.
Fortunately, we make it easy for you to have your tooth restored so you can smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods, and go about life without a constant toothache. The key is to call quickly so the damage or decay does not spread.
When you visit our dental office, we will conduct a physical examination and then take X-rays. This helps us to determine the current condition of all your teeth and then to create a treatment plan that will best meet your needs.
We will then discuss the various options we provide our patients, including the ones below:
#1. Dental bonding
Dental bonding is the least invasive of all the restoration solutions. With this procedure, a tooth-colored bonding material is put onto the surface of the tooth and then shaped in place. Once satisfied that it looks natural, we will harden it with our special dental light, and then you will be free to go about life enjoying your freshly restored tooth. This treatment does not irritate your tooth structure, so it is gentle enough for children as well.
#2. Dental veneers
If you have more extensive damage or are looking to create a beautiful and stunning smile at the same time that your restoration will be complete, you should truly consider dental veneers. Many Hollywood celebrities use dental veneers to create the smiles that have made them famous. The good news is that this solution is available for everyone and not just Hollywood stars.
We can use dental veneers to restore teeth that have been cracked or chipped, in addition to changing the shape and size of teeth, making them appear to be straighter and closing gaps — all things that our patients appreciate.
#3. Dental Crowns
If much of your enamel is missing, dental veneers will not provide enough coverage as a viable restoration. In this case, we recommend a dental crown because it is a cap that covers the visible portion of the tooth.
#4. Dental Bridges
If you have lost any teeth, visit our dentist office to discuss your replacement solutions. Dental bridges are often preferred because this procedure allows us to give you a set of secure teeth. We use your adjacent natural teeth to hold the dental bridge in place.
In this way, you can smile with confidence and eat like normal without worrying that your new teeth will come loose as they could with dentures.
#5. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most secure, natural-looking, and durable tooth replacement. Unlike other forms of replacement teeth, dental implants actually give you a new root system in addition to a new tooth. This means your new tooth will benefit from the stability provided by your jawbone.
In order to have dental implants, you will need to undergo oral surgery. It is the surgical process of securing your implant to the jawbone that makes this solution so effective in the long term. Regardless of which type of dental restoration you need, you can count on our dentist office to make your tooth look completely natural and to give you back its full functionality.
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