One of the best things about porcelain veneers is that they can fix your smile’s appearance in several different ways, which can save you from needing multiple procedures to address different issues. Besides appearance, however, veneers are also beneficial due to the fact that they don’t require extensive tooth preparation, and therefore, they can help your teeth remain stronger and sturdier. As such, veneers can often be just as ideal for addressing more serious tooth concerns, such as chipped or cracked teeth that need to be restored.
Determining How to Fix Your Tooth
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell designed to cover the front surface of your tooth. Doing so allows the veneer to rejuvenate the visible surfaces of the tooth, and because the porcelain is highly durable, it can even address issues with your tooth’s structural integrity. For instance, to prevent a chipped edge or cracked surface from becoming worse, your dentist can permanently bond a lifelike veneer to the tooth, restoring its function and reestablishing your bite’s proper balance.
When a Veneer Is the Best Option
While veneers can offer a highly esthetic and more conservative option than a dental crown in some cases, they work best for teeth that are damaged on or near their front surfaces. However, if your tooth is significantly fractured or if a piece has broken off, then your dentist might recommend a custom-designed dental crown to completely cap the tooth, instead.
Fix Your Chipped/Cracked Tooth with a Veneer
If your tooth is damaged, then you may be able to fix it with a lifelike porcelain veneer rather than a more comprehensive dental crown. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.