My teeth are chipped and worn. What cosmetic treatment helps?
Our Amherst dental office offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to repair cracked, chipped or worn teeth. Depending on the severity, we can use inlays and onlays, crowns, or veneers to restore your smile to its full beauty.
Inlays and onlays can be used to repair chips and cracks, fill in gaps between teeth, or reshape crooked or broken teeth. Both inlays and onlays use tooth-colored composite to give you a natural, nearly-invisible restoration for your chipped teeth.
If the tooth is severely cracked or chipped, a dental crown may be your best option. Dental crowns fit over the entire tooth, restoring it to a natural, healthy appearance as well as providing protection and strength. Crowns cover the tooth in a protective "armor", helping to prevent further breakage.
Veneers are an ideal solution for both chipped and worn teeth and can be used on a single tooth, your front teeth, or all of your teeth. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that fits onto the tooth, hiding any imperfections and giving your smile an instant facelift.
If your teeth are excessively worn, it's important to discover the cause of the wear so it can be prevented from happening in the future. We don't want you to damage your beautiful restorations! Once the cause of your tooth wear is resolved, we can proceed with the cosmetic treatment of your choice.