4 Ways Veneers Can Correct The Look Of Damaged Teeth

Dentist Blog

If your teeth have been damaged in an accident, you may be concerned about restoring the appearance of your smile. There are cosmetic dental applications such as veneers that can be used to improve the look of your teeth. Here are a few ways that veneers can be used to correct teeth that have been damaged through trauma:

Chipped Teeth

A blow to the mouth during an accident can chip teeth. Small chips around the perimeter of a tooth can affect your smile. However, veneers, which are thin slices of porcelain or resin, can be bonded to the front of a chipped teeth to normalize their appearance.The tooth-shaped veneer is matched to the color and size of the other teeth in your mouth.

Discolored Teeth

Sometimes, teeth that are traumatized become dark in color. Veneers that are applied to these teeth can cover the discoloration to make the teeth look naturally white again. Although discoloration caused by a birth defect or medication may be whitened chemically, trauma-based discoloration will not respond to bleach.

Whitening that is performed using veneers can produce a whiter effect than any other type of whitening. The color of the veneers is not dependent on the depth of dental discoloration, and even the whitest tooth shade can be selected.

Cracked Teeth

Teeth that suffer enough trauma to be cracked through the root are not salvageable and must be extracted. However, some teeth that are cracked during an accident may still be intact. Still, a crack can be unsightly. A veneer can be bonded to the front surface of a cracked tooth to conceal the crack and protect the tooth from further damage by reinforcing its structural integrity.

Misaligned Teeth

Traumatic force from an accident can cause teeth to be knocked from their original position. If the misalignment is not severe, veneers can be used to correct the look of the teeth. The veneers can be selectively applied to the teeth that are displayed when you smile or speak. Once the veneers are in place, they can make the teeth appear to be properly positioned.

If your teeth are damaged, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your area today. He or she can assess the state of your teeth and determine whether or not veneers are suitable for you. If veneers are selected, two appointments may be needed. An impression of your teeth can be made during the first appointment, and the veneers can be placed during the second. For help with your teeth, contact a dentist such as Nitz Nathan D D MD.   


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Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.