Cracked or chipped teeth affect more than just your smile and self-confidence. With a cracked tooth, you may experience pain while chewing or heightened sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. Severely cracked teeth can even fracture completely, leading to infections in the tooth pulp, gums, and jaw. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to fix cracked teeth and restore the look and function of your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that cover your natural teeth, concealing common cosmetic issues such as chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, overlapping, or discrepancies in tooth shape or size. Made of strong, durable porcelain, veneers are stain-resistant, incredibly natural in appearance, and custom-made to fit your mouth.
If you have cracked teeth, the process for getting veneers typically entails two visits to our office. During the first visit, we will prepare your affected teeth by shaving some of the enamel down so the veneers will be able to fit on top properly. We will also take impressions of your mouth in order to design your custom set of veneers. When the veneers are ready, you will come back to the office so we can bond them in place using dental cement.
How Do Veneers Fix Cracked Teeth?
Porcelain veneers cover up your cracked or chipped teeth, improving the look of your smile and boosting your self-confidence. But just as important, veneers restore the full function of your teeth. You will no longer have pain while eating, and the risk of your teeth fracturing further and causing infection is eliminated. Porcelain veneers look and act just like your natural teeth, and you can care for them in almost the exact same way. With proper care and maintenance, your veneers should last up to fifteen years.
Contact our office to learn more about getting veneers for cracked teeth.