Chipped teeth can understandably cause a sense of panic, but the good news is that cracks, fissures, and breaks in the enamel often don’t require complex or lengthy treatment to address. While porcelain veneers are typically the longest-lasting solution to restore chipped teeth, Scripps Center for Dental Care also offers other aesthetic options to repair tooth damage and mend flaws in your smile. Depending on whether your needs are more cosmetic or restorative in nature, our team of experienced dentists can treat your concerns with dental bonding, single-unit composite veneers, or porcelain crowns.
If you would like to learn more about how you can achieve instant, stunning results through our tooth-restoring treatment options, please contact our La Jolla dental practice today.
Advantages of this type of cosmetic care include minimal or no tooth preparation, instant results, control and shape, and a reduction in cost because no lab fees are generated. Among the limitations is a lack of long-term durability; restorations completed with direct freehand dental bonding last only about half as long as porcelain veneers and other restorations. Nonetheless, direct freehand bonding is an excellent option for patients who are not quite yet ready to invest in the cost of porcelain veneers.
Our team includes both Fellowed and Accredited cosmetic dentists by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry who are recognized leaders in the field. They are widely recognized for their artistic and technical skill with respect to direct freehand dental bonding and have earned a reputation for consistently beautiful transformations achieved with this procedure. To view some of the outstanding direct freehand dental bonding results achieved by our team, we invite you to visit our smile gallery.
Porcelain crowns are generally reserved for more restorative issues related to the integrity of a tooth rather than aesthetic concerns. Dental crowns are “coverings” placed over the top of a weakened or damaged tooth to add support, strength, and protection, sometimes eliminating the need for an extraction. Crowns can be used to cap a dental implant, reinforce a tooth after a root canal, anchor a dental bridge, or simply help restore a fragile tooth. These sturdy dental “caps” are crafted from durable and realistic-looking porcelain, which allows the restoration to blend in harmoniously with the rest of your smile.
For more information about dental bonding and composite resin, or to schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our practice.