Posted on: 19 September 2016
Broken or cracked teeth can be really painful, especially when your teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures. For instance, when you eat a hot potato and immediately take some cold water, you would wish that the broken tooth was removed completely. Besides the pain, a damaged tooth can also be uncomfortable when chewing food. Also, your self-esteem can be greatly affected when the cracked tooth is an incisor because it can prevent you from achieving that perfect smile. However, with progress in cosmetic dentistry, your chipped, decayed or discolored teeth can be repaired. Here are some cosmetic procedures for your damaged teeth that you should know.
Veneers -- There is no reason to continue living with an aching tooth, especially the front teeth that do not do a lot of grinding. This is a simple procedure, where the dentist takes the impression of your damaged tooth to enable the creation of a permanent replica of it. Often made from porcelain, the veneer fits perfectly on your tooth. Therefore, apart from restoring your teeth, veneers also augment their appearance, giving you a perfect smile. However, understand that your damaged tooth will have to be reduced a little bit for the veneer to fit perfectly.
Composite Resin Bonding -- If you have a discolored, fractured or a decayed tooth, and you are short on cash, you are a perfect candidate for dental bonding. Another advantage of bonding is that it can be performed in only one visit, and therefore, it is ideal for busy people. The resin assumes the shape of the damaged tooth when dried and polished. The composite resin bonding is also used to fill up cracks in your tooth, making it last for at least a decade.
Teeth Whitening -- Over time, the natural color of your teeth diminishes because of factors such as eating and drinking habits, ageing, teeth trauma, and exposure to excessive fluoride. These factors cause your teeth to discolor or even decay. The dentist will remove the visible discoloration from your teeth by using a special gel to whiten them. For internal discoloration, the dentist will have to bleach them to remove the stains.Teeth whitening can be performed in a single session either at home or in the dentist's office.
Cosmetic Crowns -- A crown is a sort of buffer that prevents sensitivity of your teeth when drinking or chewing. This cosmetic procedure is simple because most crowns are made by taking the impression of your tooth. By placing a cap on the chipped tooth, the procedure strengthens it and aligns it perfectly with adjacent teeth. Also, consider ceramic crowns that can endure the pressure of chewing.Share