Dental bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored resin material to your teeth to repair any damage, such as chips or cracks. This material is then hardened with a special light, and shaped and polished to match the rest of your teeth. Dental bonding is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to fix damaged teeth.
Dental crowns are a type of restoration that covers your damaged tooth. Your dentist will first remove any decayed or damaged parts of the tooth and then place a crown over the remaining tooth structure. Crowns are often used for more severe cases of tooth damage, such as when a large portion of the tooth is missing.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front of your teeth. They are often used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, stained, or slightly chipped. Veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin, and can be a more long-lasting solution than dental bonding.
Root canal therapy
If your tooth is severely damaged or infected, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. This procedure involves removing the damaged or infected tissue from the inside of your tooth and then filling the space with a special material. After a root canal, your dentist may recommend a crown to protect the tooth and restore its function.
If you have a missing or severely damaged tooth, a dental implant may be the best option for restoration. Dental implants involve surgically placing a metal post into your jawbone, which acts as a replacement for the tooth root. A crown is then placed on top of the post to create a natural-looking tooth.