Teeth get damaged in a number of different ways. Broken and chipped teeth are the most common type of damaged teeth Burkburnett cosmetic dentists see in their offices. Both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures are used to repair broken, chipped, cracked, and decaying teeth. Regardless of how many damaged teeth you have or how the teeth got damaged, a skilled Burkburnett cosmetic dentist can fix your problem and restore your beautiful smile and self-confidence.
Even though the hard enamel that covers your teeth is one of the strongest tissues in the body, it can still be damaged by:
- Hard foods including candy, apples, and chips
- Staining, sugary drinks including alcohol, soda, coffee, and tea
- Sports mouth guards and sports injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Blows to the head/face
- Poor dental hygiene
Just some of the procedures performed to repair damaged teeth include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Composite bonding
- Crown lengthening
- Tooth recontouring
For more seriously damaged teeth, a restorative dentistry procedure may be necessary:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
After a thorough medical/dental history is gathered, we’ll perform a comprehensive exam and x-rays. Then, your Burkburnett cosmetic dentist will devise a treatment plan custom-made for your specific dental needs. Your smile will be made beautiful, and your self-confidence will be restored. In no time at all, you will have a fully functioning mouth with healthy teeth and gums.
Types of Cracked/Damaged Teeth
There are a number of different types of damaged teeth in need of repair by a skilled Burkburnett cosmetic dentist including:
- A fractured cusp occurs when a piece of a tooth’s chewing surface breaks off
- Craze lines are tiny cracks on the outer enamel and are found most often on adult teeth
- A tooth is considered “cracked” when the crack extends from the chewing surface vertically to the root of the tooth. A cracked tooth left untreated will likely lead to loss of the tooth. early treatment is crucial when it comes to repairing damaged teeth in Burkburnett and surrounding areas.
- A vertical root fracture occurs when the crack begins in the tooth root and extends upwards toward the chewing surface. Again, early treatment is essential to save cracked teeth.
Porcelain Veneers for Repairing Damaged Teeth
Also known as “dental veneers,” porcelain veneers are the most common cosmetic dental procedure performed in our Burkburnett dental office. Veneers are wafer-thin shells placed on a tooth’s surface and serve the purpose of strengthening, repairing, and whitening damaged teeth. You get porcelain veneers on one tooth or several teeth. Every patient is different, and your treatment plan will be custom designed for you only after a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums.
Those tiny, wafer-thin shells known as “veneers” are bonded to the front of the teeth and will correct and cover just about any flaw you have. Porcelain veneers are often the best choice to correct:
- Stained teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that overlap
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Even what is referred to as a “gummy smile” may be corrected with porcelain veneers
When placed by a skilled Burkburnett cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers will look beautiful and natural. In just two visits to our Texas cosmetic dentistry office, you will have a stunning smile, and your confidence will grow.
Composite Bonding (Dental Bonding)
Another common technique for repairing damaged teeth is referred to as dental bonding or composite bonding. When someone is not a good candidate for porcelain veneers, bonding is usually the best solution to repair the damage. Dental bonding is a more conservative and affordable means of repairing damaged teeth when porcelain veneers are not necessary.
Dental bonding also repairs damaged teeth that have:
- Poor shapes
Dental bonding is actually a very simple procedure in which your Burkburnett cosmetic dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and then apply what’s referred to as a “conditioning liquid.” A type of dental putty is then applied to the tooth and molded and smoothed. When the bonding is fully dry, we’ll shape and polish your tooth to match your existing teeth. Your tooth’s health will be restored, and your stunning smile will shine brightly again.
Repair Your Damaged Teeth in Burkburnett
If you live in Burkburnett or a surrounding area of Texas and have been putting off repairing damaged teeth, wait no longer. Burkburnett Family Dental will put you at ease and give you a sparkling smile you’ll never want to hide again. Please contact our office by requesting an appointment or calling (940) 569-4901 with questions or to get your new patient appointment scheduled.