Walnut Creek area dentist can repair chipped teeth
At Dental Care of Walnut Creek, patients can repair their smile when problems occur with a quality dentist. In fact, our team of dentists work together to assist individuals with a wide range of issues that may negatively affect one’s oral health and wellness. When chipped and broken teeth are a concern, a cosmetic dentist can provide a solution.
Repairing chipped or cracked teeth may be done in more than one way. This is where it is important to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with a dental professional. This professional can take the time to assess the specific situation and the needs of the patient and develop an appropriate treatment plan to help restore the smile. Chipped teeth are often addressed with composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns.
Composite resin bonding
This is a material that appears as a clay and can be molded onto a tooth. Once put in place, a specialized light can harden it which allows the dentist the ability to file it down and polish it to the shape it needs to be. This is a fast and easy way to restore a tooth that has been broken. In fact, it is affordable and done in just one dental appointment.
Teeth near the front of the mouth that appear broken or cracked can benefit from the placement of a porcelain veneer. This is a thin facing that is bonded over the front of a tooth to disguise problem areas and can last a decade or longer for patients taking good care of their smile.
Crowns are best for teeth near the back of the mouth, such as the molars, as they can withstand stronger chewing and biting forces than a porcelain veneer.
Drs. Kain Yi, Max Greenfield, Karam Abdou, Howard Liu, and Richard Marasco are all dentists in the area of Walnut Creek, CA who can offer quality care and attention for patients at Dental Care of Walnut Creek. The practice is conveniently located at 1111 Civic Drive #145 and can be reached with a phone call to (925) 937-9017.