Living with a misshaped front tooth can significantly impact your confidence. Whether your tooth is chipped or too small, you may be ashamed to show it when you smile or laugh.
Many cosmetic issues with front teeth are fixed with dental crowns. Crowns add strength and beauty in addition to filling out a damaged smile.
But if you’re looking for a more conservative way to reshape your tooth, then you may qualify for one of the following procedures:
Bonding is a procedure in which your dentist molds a simple putty-like filling onto your tooth to fill it out. It’s then cured with a light to chemically bond with the enamel. The result is a very subtle repair that makes a big difference.
Dental bonding is a very cost-effective procedure and it gets instant results. It’s best for only a couple of teeth at a time.
It’s possible that your tooth just has a lot of excess enamel making it look misshaped. Your dentist can gently buff away just a tiny bit of the existing structure to make your tooth fits in with its neighbors.
Veneers are the perfect solution when you want dramatic results without capping the entire tooth. Porcelain dental veneers are essentially a facade – they just cover the front of a tooth to make it look different. But the don’t provide the strength or structural support that a crown does.
You may qualify for a dental veneer if your dentist determines that your tooth doesn’t need complete coverage with a crown.
Looking for a way to change your tooth’s shape without a crown? To find out whether bonding, enamel contouring, or a veneer is right for you, schedule a consultation with your local dentist.
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