Repairing Worn Or Chipped Teeth
Repairing Chipped and Worn Teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry
A healthy, beautiful smile is something that many of us strive for. Not only does a great smile have aesthetic value, but it also contributes to our overall self-confidence. Unfortunately, over time, our teeth can begin to show signs of wear and tear that can affect both their appearance and functionality. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of solutions for repairing chipped or worn teeth. Let’s take a look at the various cosmetic dentistry options available for restoring your smile.
Dental bonding is a fast and cost-effective way to repair minor chips or cracks in the teeth. During this procedure, your Colorado Springs Dentist will apply a composite resin to the damaged area before sculpting it into shape and hardening it with an ultraviolet light or laser. Once hardened, the resin will be polished until its color matches the surrounding teeth. The natural style smile makeover usually takes about 30 minutes per tooth and can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years depending on your lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking coffee.
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded directly onto the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Unlike dental bonding which simply repairs chips or cracks on the surface of your teeth, veneers offer a more comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solution for correcting damage caused by wear and tear as well as discoloration due to aging or staining from food/drinks like coffee or wine. Veneers are also highly resistant to future wear and tear which makes them an ideal long-term solution for many patients looking to restore their smiles.
Denta crowns are another type of restoration option used when more extensive damage has been done to one or more teeth due to wear, decay, cracking, etc. While crowns are not typically used as a cosmetic enhancement like veneers or dental bonding, they do serve an important role in restoring structural integrity (functionality) while also improving overall aesthetics. Crowns are typically made out of either porcelain fused onto metal alloy (PFM) or all-porcelain materials depending on the amount of visible damage present in the tooth being restored as well as other factors determined by your dentist during your consultation visit(s).
No matter what type of damage has been done to your smile—whether it’s minor chips/cracks due to everyday use or more extensive wear & tear—cosmetic dentistry has you covered! From dental bonding for minor touch ups all the way up through crowns for serious structural restoration work, there’s something out there designed specifically for your needs! So don’t wait any longer—contact Kissing Camels Family Dentistry today and find out how they can help you get back that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!