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Nov
20

Uneven Tooth Edges or Chips in Your Enamel

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Do you have a tooth that is sharp, chipped or severely broken? Have you wondered about what options you have to help correct these types of discrepancies? Depending on the severity of the adjustment or repair needed, you may have a few different options to make the tooth comfortable and improve its appearance.

Smoothing the edge of the tooth

If only an extremely small irregularity is present, it is possible to have your dentist smooth the tooth so that it is no longer rough to your lips, tongue, or cheeks. This is mostly for comfort reasons and to prevent tissue trauma due to a sharp edge.

Bonding

Let’s say your fracture or chip doesn’t go very far up on the tooth, but it’s still big enough to notice during normal conversation. Placing a dental bonding on the tooth can recreate the appearance of a healthy tooth, minimize sensitivity, and protect the weaker layer of tooth that is exposed. Every bonding is carefully matched to your tooth enamel so that it blends in and goes unnoticed by other people.

Veneers

If the chip is too large to be repaired with bonding, you may select to have a porcelain veneer placed on the tooth. Porcelain veneers cover the front surface of the teeth and recreate the appearance of a perfectly straight, white tooth. They can also be placed on nearby healthy teeth as part of a well-blended smile makeover. 

Crowns

Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are severely fractured and unable to be repaired with a normal filling. Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth above the gumlines and help evenly distribute force and pressure, ensuring the long-term health of the compromised tooth.

Posted of the behalf of Justin Scott

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