Glendale Cosmetic Dentist Helps Patients Recover From Cracked and Chipped Dental Enamel

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 3, 2014

Visible dental damage can put a damper on a patient’s smile, and make the patient feel less confident and outgoing. Our Glendale cosmetic dentist wants to make it possible for every patient to overcome these aesthetic problems, and reclaim beautiful, healthy smiles.

If you are experiencing dental cracks and chips, our dental team actually provides a number of different treatment options for you. Today we are going to be talking a little bit more about how you can repair damaged teeth.

Dental cracks and chips may develop because you experience some kind of physical accident—like a car accident, or sports-related damage. Additionally, chronic dental grinding and clenching (which is called bruxism), is likely to lead to cracks and chips over time.

Once your dental enamel is damaged, it cannot regenerate and heal itself. So, it is time to turn to professional dentistry for restorative care.

Dental bonding is a very popular treatment option for patients with cracks and chips. During the dental bonding process our dentist will apply dental resin to your tooth in order to fill in your cracks and chips. The dental resin we use for your teeth will be shaded to match your real teeth. Once the resin has hardened, you’ll be able to resume your normal routine right away!

Lumineers are another option for covering damaged teeth. These porcelain cosmetic restorations cover the entirety of the front of the patient’s tooth. Lumineers not only cover dental damage, they can also make your smile look straighter, whiter, and more in-proportion. This treatment generally takes two or three dental appointments to complete.

These are the most popular restorative options for patients suffering from dental damage. Our Glendale dentist office also offers Snap on Smile treatment for patients who want to achieve a temporary smile transformation in a short period of time.