Do you have a chip in one of your front teeth? Are your damaged teeth impacting your comfort? Whether you have a single chipped tooth or multiple damaged teeth, we can provide treatments for multiple areas of tooth damage in our Owings Mills, MD office. Treating tooth damage can improve the smile’s appearance and function, restoring the shade and structure of the enamel. Discover more about our treatments for dental injuries, breaks, chips, and cracks in teeth.
How to Treat a Damaged Tooth in Owings Mills
Damage to one tooth can impact the whole look of the smile. We provide multiple cosmetic and restorative treatments to treat one or more damaged teeth in our office:
Dental veneers are thin, shell-like cosmetic treatments that we bond to the front of the enamel. Patients with broken, chipped, or irregularly shaped teeth benefit from veneers. Dental veneers can also address gaps between teeth, slightly crooked teeth, and dental injuries. Because we use porcelain ceramic material to create veneers, they blend in with the shape and shade of natural teeth. Color-matching veneers also benefit patients with tooth damage because dental injuries can expose the dark layer of dentin beneath the enamel. Additionally, veneers can protect teeth from further damage.
Like veneers, tooth bonding treatments can cover the front of the tooth enamel. We can also apply bonding material to the top or bottom of teeth that require more structure. Our office often recommends bonding for smaller breaks or chips in the tooth enamel. Bonding is made of a biocompatible, tooth-colored material that we color-match to blend in with the natural shade of teeth. Patients who do not want to commit to veneers also benefit from bonding treatment because they do not require as much tooth preparation. Bonding is also easily reversible.
Dental crowns can cover larger areas of damage, like tooth fractures and breaks in the enamel. Crowns fully cover single teeth like a cap to strengthen them and protect them from further damage.
We customize each dental crown to look and feel natural. Traditional dental crowns are usually made of metal materials. However, because modern dental crowns are made of porcelain ceramic, they look like natural teeth. We color-match the dental crown to blend in with natural teeth. Additionally, dental crowns benefit patients who receive root canal treatments and have worn or weakened teeth.
If you have damaged teeth and want a more balanced smile, contact (410) 697-6290. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Ed Lazer online. Please let us know if you have any questions about your treatment options for worn or damaged teeth.