Broken, Worn, or Cracked Teeth
While you do your best to take care of your oral health, accidents happen. When tooth trauma happens, our staff at Oak Park Dental is here to treat the damage. Some problems patients may experience are broken, worn, or cracked teeth. These conditions can arise through an injury or accident, or from teeth grinding, clenching, and chewing on hard objects. If your teeth have been damaged, let us help you repair them, and find out why many people are calling us the best cosmetic dentists in Madison!
If you've got only minor cracks, breaks, or wear, dental bonding can be a fast, low-cost option. Bonding is a process whereby your natural teeth are built up using a natural looking composite resin. The resin can fill in any cracks and rebuild areas that have been broken off. The resin is sealed to your tooth, then sculpted and polished to blend in in with your natural teeth. Not only does dental bonding repair the damaged area, but it helps to protect from further damage by keeping the crack or chip from extending, and by keeping infection out.
Inlays & Onlays
If you have mild or moderate damage from broken, worn, or cracked teeth, dental inlays and onlays are a good option. Like bonding, they often allow us to help you keep most of your original tooth. Dental inlays and onlays are custom made to fit your natural smile. We'll make a replica of a portion of your teeth using either gold, porcelain, or a composite resin. This replica will then be cemented into place, restoring your natural smile. Inlays and onlays are extremely durable, and they actually work to strengthen the remainder of your tooth. We'll work together to determine which type of dental inlays and onlays are right for you.
For more extensive damage, consider a dental crown. A crown is small, tooth-shaped shell made to match your teeth and mouth It is placed over your damaged existing tooth and fixed permanently in place, where it works to preserve the rest of your damaged tooth and protect it from further harm. Once in place, the crown will look and feel like a natural tooth, bringing you back to a stunning, healthy smile.
Another option for teeth that have experienced more traumatic damage or wear is dental veneers, which are also considered the most esthetic method in cosmetic dentistry for improving your smile. Like crowns, dental veneers are very thin shells often made out of porcelain and custom made to match your natural teeth. An added benefit to porcelain veneers is that they resist staining. Veneers can instantly restore your smile, helping you to look and feel your best again.
At Oak Park Dental, you can be confident that you'll receive the highest quality of dental care. We'll address your dental needs in an individualized, personal manner to ensure that your smile stays healthy and bright. If you're in need of a great dentist in Madison, contact us today. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions you have or help you to make an appointment.