Remove Chips, Cracks and Fix Broken Teeth with Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns and Bonding
Cupertino Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Huang Enhances Smiles with Expert Care
If your teeth are chipped or broken, there are three options to restore your teeth to its natural beauty:
- Bonding - Ideal for smaller chipped or broken area. Bonding can only be effectively applied to natural teeth. Doctor can bond almost any tooth that has at least 2/3 of remaining healthy tooth. Bonding material is bonded to the tooth wherever the tooth is chipped or broken. The tooth is cleaned and treated with an adhesive to which the bonding material attaches to the tooth. The bonding material replaces the missing part of the tooth and is tooth colored in appearance.
- Porcelain Veneers - Ideal when a chip or break is too large and cannot be predictably bonded. The best candidate for porcelain veneers has consistent and good color natural teeth. If the surrounding teeth are poor in color, then multiple porcelain veneers may be required to get the best cosmetic result. The area where the tooth chipped or broke is smoothed. The remaining front surface of the tooth is reduced slightly to accommodate the veneer. When the porcelain veneer is placed it replaces the missing chipping or broken area of the tooth. It has the same color and appearance of a natural tooth.
- Porcelain Crowns - When a tooth is chipped or broken and a veneer is not strong enough, then a crown is necessary. If the tooth that is chipped or broken is an existing crown, then you will need to replace it with a new crown. The procedure involves reducing the tooth in order to accommodate a new crown. After it is reduced, the patient will wear a plastic tooth colored temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready for cement.