If you are living with chipped or broken teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. It can also become more challenging to eat and chew your food. The good news is that there are excellent solutions for fixing broken teeth, and it's not as complicated as you might think.
Here are some of the treatment options your Des Moines dentist may discuss with you to repair your smile and fix broken teeth.
Believe it or not, your dentist can use composite, which is the same material used for dental fillings, to restore small chips and fractures in teeth. Bonding is a quick, inexpensive, and non-invasive treatment that we can often complete during one visit.
A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that fits over a tooth. While a veneer can fix a chipped tooth, it is also capable of changing the size, shape, or color of your tooth as well. We can customize a veneer to match your neighboring teeth, or you can redesign your smile using multiple veneers.
For severely broken or cracked teeth, your dentist in Des Moines may recommend a tooth crown. Designed to replace your whole tooth structure, a crown fits over your remaining tooth and covers it to the gum line. We customize the tooth crown to match the shape and shade of your tooth, so it is able to provide all the functions of eating and chewing that you need. You can also brush and floss it like a regular tooth. With excellent home care and regular checkups with your dentist, your tooth crown can serve you for many years.
Contact Your Team At Young General Dental
Don't let broken teeth impact your life! Contact your team at Young General Dental today and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Phan to learn more about your options.