Just about everyone deals with a broken tooth at one point or another.
The third leading cause of tooth loss has been described as an “epidemic,” because cracked teeth have become so common in the recent years. It’s been suggested that certain lifestyle factors such as grinding or clenching are causes of the surge. But when you’ve got a broken tooth, stats and figures fade away – especially if it hurts or looks unattractive.
The good news is, cosmetic dentistry can get to the root of the problem and fix your broken tooth in no time at all. There are three different natural looking techniques to repair a broken tooth:
1. Composite Resins
The simplest method to correct a broken tooth, dental bonding with composite resins is particularly effective when the damage is small-to-moderate. The tooth-colored material bonds with existing tooth structure to create solid, natural looking repairs.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can not only repair cracked or broken teeth, but they can dramatically transform an entire smile. Veneers are ideal if you are looking to fix more than one tooth or are looking to correct several teeth.
The super durable porcelain bonds to the surface of your existing teeth to eliminate imperfections and correct gaps or cracks. The entire procedure is both aesthetically pleasing and minimally-invasive.
3. CEREC Crowns
Sometimes, the damage on a tooth is so severe that composite resins or placement of veneers cannot repair it. A CEREC crown completely covers a severely damaged tooth to bring back its functionality and appearance.
With revolutionary CEREC technology, all the work to get your crown placed can be done in a single visit. That means your tooth will be prepared, the permanent crown produced, and the crown bonded to the surface of your old tooth – all within a single visit.
If you have a broken tooth, consider seeking out an experienced cosmetic dentist to perform the repair. While general dentistry often focuses on the mechanics, Atlanta cosmetic dentistry combines the creation of a beautiful smile with a long-lasting repair.
Whether you are in need of a broken tooth repair or would simply like to learn more about our Atlanta cosmetic dentistry treatment options, Dr. Patel and his skilled dental team can help.
To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation with us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our restorative, cosmetic dentistry procedures.