Toluca Lake Dentists Restore Chipped and Cracked Teeth

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 19, 2016

Minor dental damage may put a damper on your smile in the short term, but the good news is that it is easy to deal with these issues thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry. 

Our Toluca Lake dentists provide the restorative treatments that you need in order to achieve a whole and blemish-free smile again.

Let’s say that you have developed a few minor cracks or chips in your smile. These may occur due to dental trauma or accident, or they may just pop up due to weakened dental enamel. In just one appointment our dentists fill in cracks and chips with dental resin. Resin, which is shaded to match the patient’s tooth, hardens to form a strong, attractive, and stable restorative surface.

If your tooth is more significantly damaged our dental team may craft a dental crown in order to restore your tooth. A crown essentially rebuilds the diminished part of the patient’s tooth, so that the tooth can function optimally again. If your tooth is fractured, for example, or if our dental team needs to remove infected material from your tooth, we’ll finish treatment by placing a crown to make the affected tooth whole again.

Another way to address dental damage is to use LUMINEERS to cover the patient’s natural dental structure. Porcelain LUMINEERS are exceptionally thin—they simply fit over the patient’s dental enamel in order to transform the patient’s smile. Once in place, LUMINEERS are sturdy and allow you to jump back into your regular routine.

I dental team will help you weigh the pros and cons of each treatment, so that you can choose the dental option that works best for you. When you are ready to get started please reach out to our Toluca Lake dental team—we look forward to speaking with you!