How To Fix Chipped, Gapped & Discolored Teeth
Routine dental check-ups are usually pretty quick. For example, you have x-rays taken, get your teeth cleaned, chat with the dentist, and set another appointment for next time. Similarly, many cosmetic procedures only take a visit or two, just like regular check-ups. If you have been putting off a straighter, whiter, or generally more uniform smile, don’t wait any longer. You could have that boost of confidence and a beautiful smile in nearly no time at all by whitening discolored teeth.
Not interested or not necessarily in need of orthodontic braces, implants, or dentures? You may not need to endure 18 months of treatment if you are a good candidate for a quick fix! Check out these safe yet effective cosmetic procedures that can give you that fast aesthetic solution you’ve been wanting.
Dental bonding is a great solution for fast and efficient cosmetic and restorative needs. To close minor gaps between teeth or repair a lightly chipped tooth, bonding may be right for you. This cost-effective cosmetic procedure often provides results in one office visit!
A tooth-colored resin is applied to the necessary teeth, and a special light is used to set and harden the resin into place. Lastly, the newly bonded teeth are polished to look even more natural. Because bonding is not permanent, avoid certain habits such as nail-biting or chewing on hard objects like pens or ice.
A more permanent solution for chipped, gapped, and discolored teeth is porcelain veneers. This treatment is still quick but may take just a few visits rather than one. Also, veneers are more costly than bonding, but they do have longer lasting benefits. Talk with us about which option is best for you! Proper care can keep these beautiful dental additions in good shape for years, even decades.
Extremely thin porcelain units are crafted to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. Every set of veneers is unique to the recipient. They are fixed to the front of your teeth using a bonding material and set using an ultraviolet light. While they are much more durable than dental bonding, veneers could break if facial trauma occurs or when eating/chewing on hard objects.
Worried about cosmetic and restorative dental procedures? Ask us about sedation dentistry – a great addition to any treatment, as well as regular check-ups. Leave the dental anxiety or phobia at the door, and enjoy a pain-free experience. We recommend that everyone try it at least once.
If time is the issue, dental bonding and porcelain veneer procedures are a phenomenal way to correct discoloration, chips, and cracks, as well as gaps between teeth in no time. At Snodgrass-King Dental Associates, we understand that your time is valuable. Give us a call, or request an appointment using our easy and fast online form for your convenience. We would love to discuss your wants, needs, and which treatments may be best for you.