Treating A Tooth Injury With A Cosmetic Procedure

It can be upsetting to come away from a dental injury with a distracting chip or crack in your enamel, even if the tooth is technically in good health. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we want patients to know that we can help them regain their smile after an injury, and in less time than they may expect. The cosmetic dental services we provide can cover up flaws caused by the chipping or cracking of a tooth, and we can help you deal with discoloration after dental trauma. Before moving forward with a procedure, we will evaluate your tooth to see if cosmetic work is appropriate, or if a stronger restoration might be necessary.

Hiding The Damage Done By A Dental Injury

Dental enamel is an incredibly strong substance, but if something happens that leads to its becoming chipped or cracked, the damage can be permanent. People who chip or crack a tooth can be understandably worried about the future of their smile now that a conspicuous injury is visible. The problem can change the quality of your smile, and the presence of an untreated injury can affect how people perceive you. Fortunately, these injuries can be covered with cosmetic work that preserves healthy tooth structure, and changes the look of your tooth without making it appear unnatural, or out of place in your smile.

Selecting The Right Cosmetic Procedure To Cover Dental Damage

With the same composite resin material used to create tooth-colored fillings, your dentist can restore a tooth with a chip or crack during a procedure known as dental bonding. This material is applied to the surface of a tooth, and care is taken to return the tooth to its original condition or size. This work can also help if your tooth appears darker or duller after trauma.

If you want a more durable restoration to cover your tooth, you can discuss having a porcelain veneer placed to hide an injury. A veneer will be carefully shaped and sized to fit over your tooth, and make sure any current flaws are covered.

Need More Support For Your Tooth? We Have Same-Day Dental Crowns!

How can you be sure that your injured tooth is still healthy and stable enough to take on pressure whenever you bite and chew food? Before cosmetic work is recommended, a review to check on the health of your tooth can take place to see if you need more than just esthetic support. Because our practice provides lifelike crowns made from CEREC technology, we can actually have a durable restoration ready for you in just one day!

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Cosmetic Work For Your Injured Tooth

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who want to restore a chipped or cracked tooth can find out how easy this process is with the right cosmetic procedure! Our Rochester, MN dental practice is proud to help people in and around the area show off better, more attractive smiles. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.