San Francisco Dentist Provides Effective Treatments For Cracked and Chipped Enamel

Cracks and chips in your dental enamel are not only unsightly, they can actually lead to more serious oral health problems down the road. If you notice that your enamel is starting to look compromised, it is best to seek treatment for emerging issues before they become more serious.

The good news is that our San Francisco dentists have the treatments you need to reclaim a healthy and whole tooth after sustaining dental damage.

Dental bonding is a fast and effective treatment option that is commonly used to fill in cracked enamel and rebuild chipped away portions of the tooth. This treatment involves our dentist applying customized dental resin to the tooth, and molding it so that it blends seamlessly with the surrounding tooth structure. Once our team has cured the dental resin, it is hard, durable, and resilient. Dental bonding can usually be completed in just one dental appointment.

Individual porcelain restorations can also help you repair your smile effectively and efficiently. These cosmetic restorations are applied directly to the patient’s natural tooth—they end up covering all of the patient’s visible tooth. Every dental veneer is customized in shape, size, and shade to blend with the patient’s existing natural teeth. Porcelain veneers allow you to eat and drink your favorite things, and jump back into your normal routine. Once they’re bonding in place you can care for your smile normally by brushing, flossing, and undergoing semi-annual professional dental cleanings.

Prompt treatment for damaged enamel can make your smile look whole and healthy again, and help to prevent the cracks from becoming larger and more severe over time. Our San Francisco dentists are here to give you all of the information that you need about restorative dentistry options. Give us a call to schedule a consultation—we look forward to speaking with you!