Broken Teeth Repair in Irvine, CA
Although enamel is the hardest substance produced by the human body, its strength has limits. If you fall, take a blow to the face, or bite down too hard on something, your teeth can easily chip or break. A small piece of tooth enamel can usually be repaired with a dental filling. If the damage is to a front tooth your tooth can be repaired with bonding using a tooth-colored composite resin. Bonding is a simple procedure that typically does not require numbing the tooth. If a larger piece of tooth breaks off or if the tooth has a lot of decay, you may need to have the remaining tooth prepared for a dental crown. If a break or chip has left a large piece of the tooth missing, composite filling material can be used to build up the tooth to hold the crown. You can also choose to repair a broken front tooth with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are natural looking and durable, and quickly can make your broken tooth look whole and healthy again.