Dental Veneers Can Restore Your Teeth After an Accident

Dental VeneersIf you have been in an accident, dental veneers can restore your teeth to their former appearance and functionality.  Teeth are made of strong enamel and minerals.  Overtime those minerals wear away, and teeth become more susceptible to becoming damaged.  This can cause them to chip or crack when bumped or hit.  It is important to eat a healthy diet, use toothpaste with fluoride, and have regular teeth cleanings in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Unfortunately, even those that practice excellent oral health care can have their tooth injured.  Things like car wrecks, sports injuries, on the job injuries, and slip and fall accidents are difficult to avoid.  They happen to millions of people every year, and these accidents can often cause injuries to the teeth and gums.  Many patients visit the emergency room after having their tooth injured, but ER doctors are not trained in how to deal with this type of trauma.  If you are okay physically, call a cosmetic dentist to schedule an immediate appointment to fix your damaged tooth and your smile.

Restorative dentistry is an important aspect of dental work today.  Instead of automatically pulling teeth that have been injured, we do our best to save the natural tooth which is typically less painful and better for the body.  Dental veneers are one tool that enables us to do so.  A veneer is a thin material that is placed on top of the existing tooth so that the root system stays intact, but the functionality and appearance of the tooth are restored.

Dental veneers can help with the following problems:

  • Correct chips and cracks.  If you were in an accident, there is a high chance that your tooth could have been slightly damaged. A veneer will correct this for you, allowing you to eat and speak like normal.
  • Cover severe stains.  If your tooth was somehow stained beyond repair, a veneer can be placed over the top to cover it completely.
  • Gaps.  Many people have small gaps in their teeth but don’t want to wear braces.  This procedure can close the gap in a matter of months, instead of years.
  • Uneven teeth.  Teeth that are uneven can look unsightly.  Veneers can correct this problem.

For people that want to fix a tooth that has been damaged, there are several ways of doing so.  Dental veneers are among the best and work in most situations.  We encourage patients also to consider other teeth or smile problems that they are currently having.  If you are having one tooth repaired it may be wise to do the other one or two that you dislike so that your entire smile looks natural and beautiful.  The process is the same, and multiple teeth can be completed at one time.  To find out if dental veneers are right for you, contact Texas Dental West.  We will conduct a thorough dental exam to determine if this is the best procedure to help you achieve your goals.  If not, we will recommend something else.

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