Get a Smile Makeover for a Cracked Tooth

A smile makeover refers to the array of cosmetic dentistry procedures that are used to fix damaged teeth to improve the appearance of one’s smile. These makeovers are usually customized for each patient because factors like their facial appearance, teeth shape & color, gum tissues and skin tone are taken into consideration to create their ideal smile.

Get a smile makeover for a cracked tooth

There are quite a few options available when it comes to getting a smile makeover to fix a cracked tooth. Some of the treatment options available include:

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are customized caps that are made to fit over the cracked tooth to protect it from damage and to prevent infection. Dentists usually recommend using a dental crown to fix a cracked tooth if the crack is too large to be fixed with a dental filling because the crown will hold the entire tooth together and prevent the crack from getting worse. They are considered the safest option to fix broken teeth.

Dental veneers

This is another great smile makeover procedure for fixing a cracked tooth. The veneers, which are wafer-thin shells usually made from porcelain, are cemented to the front surface of the teeth to prevent people from noticing the cracked tooth. They can be color matched to the remaining natural teeth, making them difficult to notice.

Dental implants

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth by fusing titanium posts to the gum tissue where the tooth used to be and attaching an artificial tooth to the post to replace the missing tooth. A dentist will recommend undergoing the procedure if they feel that the cracked tooth cannot be saved with other cosmetic dentistry procedures because the tooth will have to be extracted before the implant can be placed.

Bonding

This smile makeover procedure requires the use of tooth-colored materials being bonded to the tooth to repair the tooth and improve its appearance. It is commonly used to fix cracked teeth if the damage is not too extensive. The procedure involves drilling the tooth to remove some parts then applying the composite material to the surface of the tooth and sculpting it into the right shape.

Dental fillings

This procedure involves using fillings to fill holes in the tooth and to protect the cracked tooth. The type of dental filling used to fix the cracked tooth depends on the location of the tooth. Fillings made from gold are the most durable, but they are expensive and also very noticeable, which is why they are usually used to fix cracked teeth in the back of the mouth. Amalgam fillings are also durable and used on the back teeth because of the color. Porcelain and composite resin fillings are used to fix cracked teeth that are visible because they can be colored to match the natural teeth and look real.

Conclusion

Smile makeovers can fix most cosmetic dental problems, including cracked teeth. If you have a cracked tooth and feel you need a makeover, talk to your dentist to go over your treatment options.

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