If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, it can alter the look of your smile. In some cases, damage to a tooth can make you feel less confident about your appearance. Still, there are several cosmetic dental applications that can be used to correct a cracked or chipped tooth. Here are a few of them:
A veneer is a thin piece of dental ceramic material or resin that can be applied to the front of a tooth to correct its imperfections.
There are a number of issues of which dental surgery can resolve. These problems range from cleft palates to impacted teeth. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn about just a few of the oral problems that a qualified oral surgeon can help you with.
Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
During the developmental stage of the fetus, a problem can arise wherein the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow in tandem.
If you have decided to have dental implants put in to replace one or more of your missing teeth, then you should prepare yourself for the recovery process. Implants are a great option when it comes to tooth replacement because they are permanent replacements that look, feel and act just as real teeth do once you have become used to having them in. However, since they do require more extensive work to be done in order to get them, there is also more of a recovery time you will need to endure.
If you go to the dentist to get a cavity filled, there is always a chance that your dentist may suggest getting a root canal. This can happen if the dentist finds that the decay is located very close to the roots of your tooth. When decay gets into the roots, a root canal procedure will be necessary if you want to save the tooth. There is a chance, though, that the dentist might be able to save the tooth without performing a root canal, and this method involves using a bonding material to close off the path from the nerves to the roots of the tooth.
A feldspathic veneer, which is the traditional forms of ceramic veneers, is made by painting a tooth model with different layers of ceramic. The resulting product is then baked. The baking reduces changes the veneer in different ways (for example it may shrink), so the process is repeated to get it right.
Pressed ceramic veneers, a new form of veneers, is currently gaining traction in its use. The fabrication process involves waxing a tooth to form a particular shape of the tooth, melting out the wax, injecting it with ceramic, and putting it under high pressure.