Your smile is so important as it is the first thing that most people look at when they first meet you. Taking care of your smile can mean the difference between making a new friend, getting the job you want, or enjoying the holiday party with people you do not know well. Research shows that individuals with a healthy, white smile have more self-confidence than individuals who struggle with dental problems such as decay, periodontal disease, broken or cracked teeth. Here are 4 suggestions that Dr. Strutz as for individuals who have cracked or broken teeth.
1. Schedule a consultation in order to determine if a crown is right for you. A crown fits over the remaining portion of your existing tooth, protecting it from breaking further.
2. Veneers are sometimes an option depending on how many teeth are impacted and how significant the cracking or chipping.
3. Dental bonding. A material that matches your current tooth color is applied to the cracked or broken tooth and can restore it to its natural look.
4. A dental implant. This may be an option if the tooth is cracked below the gum line and other restorative options are no longer possible.
Four different ways you can improve the health of your smile. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.