There are a number of ways that your teeth can get damaged over time. Decay can lead to damage by eroding your teeth and making them weaker overall. Trauma such as a fall or hit in the mouth can also lead to damage. Sometimes, something as simple as biting down too hard while you eat can lead to a cracked or chipped tooth. If your teeth are seriously damaged there are some options available for repair. These options can repair painful damage and get your teeth looking good once again.
Esthetic bonding is a process that can repair issues such as decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth. In this process your dentist will use a tooth-colored composite resin to make repairs. This is an option for filling cavities that can replace the dark-colored amalgam that was common in the past. Esthetic bonding can also be used to help conceal discoloration and stains. There are some situations where it can be used to fill in gaps and correct other dental disfigurations. The process of esthetic bonding is quick, minimally invasive, and cost-effective when compared to other types of restorative treatment options.
Porcelain veneers are an option for repairing damaged teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the exterior of a tooth. They can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or severely discolored. The veneers are customized to your smile so you end up with a natural-looking smile. You can even get veneers to change the size or shape of your teeth. Veneers are resistant to stains and will not become discolored over time. Veneers leave most of your natural tooth intact and are considered a permanent repair.
Porcelain crowns can be used to restore damaged teeth. Crowns completely encapsulate your tooth and can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or decayed. Using porcelain for crowns is superior to other options like metal alloy because there is less of a risk for an allergic reaction, it will not discolor nearby teeth, and it will not warp or change over time. Getting crowns is a more involved process than either esthetic bonding or porcelain veneers. If the less invasive options are not enough to repair the damage to your teeth then porcelain crowns are an option.
You do not have to continue suffering with seriously damaged teeth because there is help available. A dentist who provides cosmetic and restorative dentistry services can help you get back the function and look of your smile. If you are ready to get help with your damaged teeth, schedule a consultation with your dentist. In order to determine which treatment option is best for you it will require a thorough examination from your dentist. Dr. Singh at Dental Remedies offers a long list of services that are designed to repair seriously damaged teeth.