Several treatment options are available for people who have chipped, cracked, or worn teeth.
The most commonly used correction methods include veneers and bonding. These options present durable, cost effective alternatives to more expensive crowns and involve bonding a porcelain or resin material to a damaged tooth. The restoration is then sculpted and polished to the desired shape. These methods can be used to fill in cracks, even out chips, or build up worn down teeth. They can also be used to close gaps or disguise discoloured teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.
Direct bonding is a relatively straight forward though precise procedure that can usually be accomplished in a single visit. Indirect veneers are custom made and thus stronger and longer lasting, but the process requires more time and more than one appointment. Caring for either bonded teeth or veneers will still require good oral hygiene at home and regular examinations by your dentist.