Dental damage can bring down the quality of your smile. A noticeable chip or crack can create an unhappy distraction, and draw attention you would rather it not receive. The degree of damage you experience will have an effect on how you look, and it can potentially affect how you bite and chew food, leading to functional worries. If you have dental damage, see your dentist to discuss what can be done about it. In some cases, cosmetic dental work will be able to effectively repair your smile, but if the damage is more serious, it could require a dental crown.
Addressing Superficial Dental Damage With Cosmetic Work
When damage is noticeable, but not a problem for your dental function, your dentist may prefer to take care of the matter by providing you with cosmetic work. By placing porcelain veneers, your dentist can hide any chips or cracks that may be having a negative influence on your appearance. Veneers have the additional benefit of being able to cover up congenital issues with a tooth’s shape or size, and can even address discoloration.
A Serious Tooth Injury May Require A Dental Restoration
A restoration in the form of a dental crown will offer support that helps you comfortably bite and chew with your affected tooth. You have the option of receiving an all-porcelain crown, or a porcelain fused to metal crown. The latter option will provide you with a crown that still looks like a natural tooth, but it will offer more durability than all-porcelain material. This can be useful if you need to replace a molar or premolar, which can endure more stress.
Let us Help You Address Dental Damage
At Lake Forest Dental Arts, you can have expert dental work done to address any damage your teeth have suffered. You can receive an attractive cosmetic restoration, or receive a dental crown for teeth that are not able to safely bite and chew food. Our office is proud to offer care that can help individuals enjoy their best smiles. We are proud to offer our services to patients from Chicago and all surrounding areas. To set up a consultation, call our office in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517.