Conservatively Restoring Cracked Teeth

While we are fortunate enough to have remarkably strong enamel protecting our teeth, injuries do happen. Even minor chips, cracks, and other visible harm can be a problem, as it can have an unsightly effect on your appearance. Of course, more serious injuries can lead to oral health difficulties that affect your general well-being as well as your bite function. At our Des Moines, IA dentist’s office, we can provide solutions if you are concerned about enamel damage. Depending on the nature of that harm to your tooth structure, we can discuss options like cosmetic dental work, or we can explore the possible need to provide restorative dental work.

Are You Ready To Do Something About Chips Or Cracks In Your Enamel?

When teeth become cracked or chipped, your smile and oral health can experience negative consequences. Milder damage can still create problems for your bite function as well as your smile. In time, you may have more problems, as that initial damage can worsen. Problems with dental injuries that affect your oral health can lead to serious trouble. One issue to watch out for is the start of an infection, as bacteria can make their way into your tooth structure and cause difficulties.

Planning Conservative Cosmetic Treatment To Restore Your Smile

When cracked teeth are treated in time, it is often possible to look at more conservative treatment options. Through cosmetic dental work, we can address problems with the shape, size, and condition of teeth while only making minimal changes to their surfaces. Through both tooth bonding treatments and porcelain veneers, we can hide cracks so that teeth once again appear healthy and attractive. Bonding procedures actually help us proceed without the need for permanent restorations. With porcelain veneers, we can use thin shells that cover only the front surfaces of teeth, leaving the surrounding structure unchanged.

Should I Look Into Treatment With Dental Crowns?

For more severe dental injuries, we do have the option of restoring teeth with dental crowns. Crowns provide more coverage, and can offer more support for your bite function. We provide personalized crowns that are made to fit securely without bothering neighboring teeth. Because they provide better stability for biting and chewing, this solution can be effective for when you have issues with your dental health and function because of your damage.

Talk To Your Des Moines, IA Dentist About Restoring Your Cracked Teeth

Through the restoration of your cracked teeth, we can take care of your smile while only proceeding with conservative dental work. Whether you proceed with cosmetic or restorative treatment, you can come away with confidence in your appearance as well as your dental function! If you would like to learn more, contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.