You’re right in the middle of lunch when you know something bad has just happened. As you move your tongue across your mouth, you feel it…a sharp, jagged edge in one of your front teeth. There’s a chip and you have no idea where the piece of your tooth went, or how it even broke off. But you do know that you need to see our dentist in Ontario ASAP.
For chipped teeth, Vista Dental Care frequently uses two types of treatments to hide the flaw: a full coverage dental crown, or a cosmetic dental veneer. What’s the difference, you ask?
Crowns Offer Protection and Repair
Moderate to severe chips will need to be repaired with a crown. Your crown will cover the entire visible portion of your tooth, all the way to your gingiva. It not only recreates the structure of the tooth, it also protects it from additional wear. For enamel that has been structurally compromised, a crown helps to preserve the longevity of the tooth.
Veneers Hide Aesthetic Woes
Unlike a crown, veneers only cover the front surface of your tooth. They’re predominantly used to hide unappealing teeth, by creating the appearance of a brand new smile. If your tooth is chipped, a veneer could be appropriate as long as there is not a significant amount of damage.
The best way to find out if you need a crown or veneer is to have your tooth examined by an experienced dentist. At Vista Dental Care, our Ontario, CA team is happy to review all of the options available to help you preserve your smile’s beauty and health. Contact us today to get started!
Posted on behalf of Vista Dental Care