Having a chipped tooth can make you feel very self-conscious. Unfortunately, you are much more likely to miss social engagements when you don’t feel secure with your own appearance. Don’t let your insecurities stop you from living a full and meaningful life. There are ways to hide your chipped teeth and feel better about yourself!
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over the last decade. Have you always dreamed of having a perfect smile? Are you having difficulties eating? Do you have concerns about the strength of your teeth? Aside from maintaining good oral health, there are a number of procedures that can be done to help hide your chipped tooth.
Way #1: Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are commonly used by celebrities because they create perfect color and shaped teeth. Although this may seem like a procedure reserved for the rich and famous, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that porcelain veneers are reasonably priced.
As the name suggests, veneers are made of porcelain. They are placed directly over your existing teeth in order to hide any discolorations or chips. Because a completely white smile may seem very unnatural, veneers are translucent so that the natural color of your teeth shows through the veneers.
Depending on your dental needs, your dentist may choose to place your porcelain veneers directly onto your own tooth enamel, or choose to remove a layer of enamel. Your cosmetic dentist will work with you to ensure you undergo the best procedure for your personal needs.
Porcelain veneers are only good for people who don’t have gum decay. If you have bad oral health and your teeth are not what is considered healthy, veneers may not be a good option for you.
Way #2: Crowns
Most cosmetic dentists frequently work with crowns because they are versatile and permanent. Crowns are implants that go over your existing teeth in order to hide chipped and weak teeth. They are specifically designed to blend in with your other teeth so that no one can tell that you’ve had dental work done.
Your cosmetic dentist will take an impression of your mouth in order to fit your crowns. If there is too much pain or sensitivity from your chipped tooth, you may get a temporary crown in the meantime.
After you get your crowns placed, be sure to keep up your regular regimen of brushing and flossing. You don’t have to worry about the crowns decaying like normal teeth, but plaque buildup can still occur.
Be a More Confident You
Porcelain veneers and crowns done by your cosmetic dentist can help you blossom into a person full of confidence. Stop hiding behind your closed smile! Consider what types of procedures may work well for you. Once you are ready to take a step towards your dream smile, contact our dental office.