Chipping your tooth can lead to sudden, seemingly permanent changes to your smile. This unwelcome development can make you uncomfortable with the way you look, and it can lead to understandable concerns about your oral health. Our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help if you experience this issue. We offer more than one treatment option for people who chip, crack, or otherwise injure a tooth. One option involves restoring the appearance of teeth with custom porcelain veneers or Lumineers. Both only require changes to the front surface of a tooth, and can provide long-term cosmetic benefits. When necessary, we can restore a tooth with a more durable porcelain crown.
A Chipped Tooth Can Be A Difficult Problem To Hide
A chip, even if it is small, can be difficult to hide. Once you have damage to a front tooth, you can fear that people are fixated on this problem, and no longer taking in your smile as a whole. Fortunately, the procedure that you need after this happens may require fewer changes than you anticipate. For many people, we can resolve this esthetic issue with porcelain veneers. We should note that even if your chip is not easy to see, it can be a good idea to have physical damage evaluated, as the matter may be more serious than you realize.
How Veneers Restore The Appearance Of Damaged Teeth
Veneers are thin shells that only cover the front surfaces of teeth. Their presence manages to hide dental damage as well as discoloration, problems with poor smile alignment, and even issues with the shape and size of a tooth. A veneer is permanently affixed in place to ensure improvements last. In addition to offering traditional veneers, we can sometimes recommend treatment with Lumineers, thinner porcelain shells that require less preparatory work.
What If My Tooth Needs More Support Than A Veneer Can Provide?
You may need more than just cosmetic support for a tooth that is injured. At our practice, we can provide porcelain crowns for injured teeth that offer cosmetic as well as oral health improvements. With your crown, you can trust that it is safe to bite and chew with a restored tooth. You can also regain confidence in your smile, as the crown is made from a substance that imitates the appearance of healthy enamel.
Talk To Your Santa Monica, CA Dentist’s Office After Chipping Your Tooth
A chipped tooth can be an embarrassing and alarming problem. Fortunately, the right care can be provided when you visit Santa Monica Dental Arts! We can recommend different treatment options, and we can help ensure that you regain confidence in your oral health and appearance. To find out more, please call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.