Restoring your smile with porcelain veneers after chipping and cracking
Created on January 30, 2020
The team of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA help patients in achieving beautiful smiles they are confident to share with others. This may mean utilizing the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. By helping patients address not only the health of their smile but the appearance, our practice has become one of the leading dental offices in the area. Many patients come to our facility with chipped or cracked teeth looking for solutions. In most cases, patients in this situation may benefit from the fabrication and placement of a porcelain veneer.
How chips and cracks impact your smile
In addition to causing an unsightly imperfection on the tooth near the front of the smile, chips and cracks can also impact one’s dental health. Chips and cracks on the teeth can contribute to serious problems with one’s dental health and wellness. These cracks may be caused by weakening of the tooth enamel, and can cause serious discomfort and pain for many of our patients. Additionally, chipped teeth can allow for bacteria to enter inside of the tooth and result in an infection that may require further treatments such as root canal therapy.
Using porcelain veneers to fix chipped teeth
One way in which our team of professionals may recommend treating teeth that are chipped and cracked is to cover the tooth with a restoration called a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are incredibly popular cosmetic restorations that can disguise problems such as breakage, permanent staining, and even unusually shaped teeth. These restorations are thin facings that are bonded onto the front of a tooth to cover imperfections. These facings are created to match the patient’s existing smile to ensure they look as natural as possible. Porcelain veneers are quickly fabricated and bonded onto the natural tooth—and can provide over a decade of beauty and restoration when well cared for.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about porcelain veneers
Our team at Taylor Street Dental is pleased to offer a wide selection of cosmetic and restorative solutions for new and existing patients. We welcome patients to call (413) 781-7645 to learn more about veneers and other options for addressing chips and cracks in the natural tooth structure.