If you have started to notice small spots of damaging popping up on your smile, you are not alone. It is very common for teeth, as they age, to accumulate minor damage due to wear and tear.
Although these issues may not seem pressing, they can actually become more severe over time. Minor dental damage can intensify—deepen and widen—over time, so it is in your best interest to have minor dental damage treated right away.
Our Glendale dentists provide the treatments that you need to repair damaged teeth. For example:
Dental bonding, the process of applying resin to the dental enamel, can correct small cracks and chips in a patient’s tooth. Because dental resin can be formulated in a wide variety of colors, our dental team can ensure that the resin we use matches your dental enamel for a natural looking effect.
Dental crowns are designed to restore teeth that are depleted due to injury or dental infection. If, for example, you come into our office with a dental cavity, we will clear away the infected material and sterilize your tooth. Then, we will place a customized crown over your remaining tooth structure in order to rebuild your tooth. Using a dental crown you can reclaim a healthy and attractive tooth even after serious dental damage.
If you have slight chips or textural irregularities along the edges of your teeth, our dental team may be able to even out your dental structure using enamel shaping. This treatment allows our dental team to shave away thin layers of enamel in order to improve the smile’s appearance and/or the patient’s bite surfaces.
When you treat minor dental damage promptly, you minimize the risk of these issues intensifying and necessitating more comprehensive dental treatment. Please feel free to give our Glendale dentists a call if you want to learn more about any of these treatments, or about restorative dentistry options in general.