In a perfect world, each of your teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. Unfortunately, most of us will need to restore a tooth at some point. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we can help.
A tooth can be compromised by decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.
Here are four different options for repairing a damaged tooth:
- Dental Bonding: Bonding is used to fix minor cosmetic problems like small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A composite resin is applied and shaped as necessary.
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are permanently attached to the front of natural teeth. Dental veneers can cover chips, cracks, and gaps, or the alignment of a tooth.
- Crowns: A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Dental crowns are often necessary for a tooth that has had a root canal, with severe decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge.
- Dental Implants: Implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. Once dental implants fuse with the bone, they can support one or more artificial teeth.
At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we offer complete restorative and cosmetic dentistry. People from North Athens, East Mooresville, and South Cullman also come to us for general dentistry. Contact us today!