Accidents happen. Whether from a sports injury or biting down on a popcorn kernel, our teeth can become cracked or chipped. Thankfully, patients have a variety of options available for repairing damaged teeth. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, discusses popular methods of smile restoration.
Dr. Fondriest understands the importance of a beautiful smile. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest and our team of dental professionals provide durable, natural looking tooth repair. Using the latest techniques and esthetically pleasing materials, we can restore chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
Repairing Your Smile
If you chip your tooth, rinse your mouth with salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever to address any aches. Contact Dr. Fondriest immediately to schedule an appointment. Dr. Fondriest offers several options for quality dental repair, including:
- Cosmetic Bonding: Dr. Fondriest applies thin layers of a special composite resin to the damaged tooth. The bonding material is shaded to blend with your natural teeth. Cosmetic bonding allows Dr. Fondriest to repair damaged teeth and erase unsightly permanent stains. Dr. Fondriest can also reshape malformed teeth, as well.
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin shells of special dental porcelain applied to a patient’s front teeth. Porcelain veneers reflect light in a similar manner as tooth enamel, providing natural looking repair. Veneers also straighten misaligned smiles, close gaps between teeth, instantly whiten smiles, and fix chipped or cracked teeth.
- Porcelain Crowns: Crowns are caps that fit completely over a damaged tooth. Dr. Fondriest may prescribe crowns for teeth damaged from trauma or tooth decay. Using esthetically pleasing porcelain, your crowns protect and preserve your teeth while providing seamless repair.
- No Prep Veneers: Similar to porcelain veneers, no prep veneers are much thinner and require little to no enamel loss during placement. Many patients uncomfortable with the idea of losing a layer of enamel as required by porcelain veneers often prefer our no prep alternative.
Schedule a Visit with Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist
Do you need chips or cracks in your smile repaired? Dr. Fondriest can restore your smile. Contact your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist by calling 847-234-0517. Our dentist office offers the latest in cosmetic dentistry and welcomes patients from Lake Forest and North Shore suburbs of Chicago.