Taking Care Of Chipped And Cracked Teeth In Your Smile

The chipping or cracking of a tooth can cause a permanent change to the way you look when you smile. Dental injuries can be so frustrating because teeth fail to heal from harm, and because that harm can have such a big impact on your overall appearance. What you should know is that your injury does not have to doom your smile. Your Lake Forest, IL dentist can provide a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that leaves your chipped or cracked tooth in great shape. The type of care recommended can vary based on how badly damaged your tooth is. In situations where a chip or crack hurts how comfortable you are putting pressure on a tooth, or leaves you at a heightened risk for further damage, a porcelain crown may be the ideal approach.

Determining The Effect Of A Chip Or Crack On A Tooth’s Health

Your dentist will need to see how much of an effect a physical injury has on a tooth. Because our teeth are required to withstand considerable pressures when we bite and chew, it is important to confirm an injured tooth is stable enough to be treated with cosmetic care, instead of a dental crown. If it is not, a crown can be placed on it. In cases where the damage is only superficial, you can hide harm with a dental bonding treatment, which can be completed without requiring a restoration from a dental lab.

Making Sure Your Smile Continues To Look Great After Work Is Completed

No matter what kind of work you receive, the results will last longer if you take effective care of your oral health after your treatment. Neglecting to keep up with good preventive care habits, or putting a restoration at risk because you have a habit of chewing on hard surfaces, can lead to problems, and the need for more work.

Talk To Lake Forest Dental Arts About Dealing With Unsightly Chipped Or Cracked Teeth

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, our practice is ready to help those patients who need to do something about chipped or cracked teeth. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517. We are ready to provide care for patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.