When your teeth become damaged, our Glendale dentists are here to help you reclaim a healthy and structurally sound smile. In this short article we will be reviewing some of the treatments and materials that we use to repair dental enamel.
Your teeth may become damaged in a number of different ways:
· Teeth can become cracked or chipped in accidents—such as sports/physical activities
· Chronic dental grinding and clenching can also lead to cracks in dental enamel
· Chronic acid erosion can also thin and weaken teeth
When these problems do pop up, our dental team offers a variety of restorative options to get your smile back on track. We will help you choose the treatment option that works best for your smile and your situation.
Dental bonding is one restorative option. This treatment involves our dentist applying dental resin to the weak or fractured parts of the patient’s tooth. This dental resin hardens into an enamel-like surface, which looks natural holds up to the rigors of daily life.
Another way to restore a damaged tooth is to place a crown over the remaining healthy tooth structure. Dental crowns are designed to look like the patient’s natural enamel, and to preserve the healthy structure of the dental patient’s smile.
The patient can also choose to cover his or her entire tooth with a LUMINEER—a thin porcelain restoration. LUMINEERS are used to make smiles look healthy and damage-free; they can also be used to whiten smiles, straighten smiles, and improve the overall balance and scale of a patient’s smile.
You have options when it comes to improving the health and appearance of your smile after dental damage. If you want to learn more about restorative and cosmetic dentistry options, you can always reach out to our Glendale dentists to get additional information!