If you’ve recently lost or damaged a tooth, there are many ways to store or replace this tooth. It is possible to achieve new life for your damaged tooth. To learn more about how to repair or replace your lost or damaged tooth, just keep reading.
The first way to repair your smile is with a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers, which hide the chipped or missing tooth. Porcelain veneers can also help align teeth that are crooked.
The next way to replace a missing tooth is through a filling, inlay, or onlay. This is the oldest form of replacing a tooth and is still in effect after decades. Individuals can have their missing tooth filled with a mold, which can be made from either white filling to match your teeth or a toned metal. The more modern and common replacement is a white filling.
The next way to repair your smile is through dental bonding. Dental bonding is used to correct one’s teeth, and sometimes to fill cavities. With dental bonding, a skilled cosmetic dentist applies pliable composite resin to the area and molds it to the exact shape required. Dental bonding appears natural and can make your teeth look like new.
Next, dental crowns. A dental crown replaces the entire visible portion of a tooth. This allows for new strength, function, and appearance. Dental crowns are commonly used for those with a root canal or severe decay.
Finally, dental implants. Your lost or damaged tooth can be repaired with dental implants. This option restores the entire tooth, including the root. Dental implants look the most natural and can help prevent recession.
Get the smile of your dreams with help from Dr. Lattinelli. Visit our dental office for help with your chipped or missing tooth. To schedule an appointment, call 212-752-7188 today!