Has there ever been a time that you needed something fixed, but you weren’t sure what solution was best? Maybe you’ve had a car that’s seen its days – do you buy another car, or do you fork over a large sum to get the car running for now? Or perhaps you’ve been looking into ways to get healthier but aren’t sure of the best route to take for the results you want – should you start the newest diet, try the latest fitness fad, or get a fitness app and increase your steps?

Maybe your smile has long been a predicament. If you’re not totally happy with your smile, it can be confusing to know where to start and what will give you the results you’re looking for. Our Edgewood, KY cosmetic dentists can transform even the most out-of-shape smile into a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show off! With a consultation at Edgewood Dental Care, you’ll get the answers you need to achieve the smile of your dreams. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the most common cosmetic problems and the treatment options our skilled dentists can provide.

What can fix my chipped or cracked tooth?
We have many solutions to fix chipped or cracked teeth! First, we’ll take some digital pictures and do an exam to determine the extent of your damage. Often, how much damage you have will help determine what solution is best for you.

Next, we’ll look at your options, which may include dental bonding, veneers, and dental crowns. All of these options can be done in one visit to our office! Dental bonding is a time-tested method for repairing cracks and chips. It’s inexpensive, quick, and reliable. For the procedure, we’ll match a dental composite material to your damaged tooth color, and then we’ll apply it and shape it to blend in perfectly with your tooth. After hardening it with a special light and polishing it up, your tooth will look like new!

The downside to bonding? Eventually, it can break down. Plus, if you want any teeth whitening or if the shade of that tooth changes, your bonded area will become more noticeable. Although dental bonding is a strong substance, it may not hold up if you sustain an injury to the tooth. Considering this, another route to take is veneers. These thin, shell-like coverings are made to match your teeth and are placed directly over the tooth in question. Veneers are stain resistant, long-lasting with proper care, and can protect your tooth from further cracking or chipping.

If your tooth has an extensive crack or fracture, we may recommend a dental crown. Also known as caps, these are made of high-quality porcelain and fit right over the tooth. We also match our crowns to your smile, so no one has to notice the difference between the crown and your real teeth! A crown does require us to remove a portion of your tooth so that it can fit over top of it, but with our CEREC same-day crowns, we can reduce the amount we need to take away because of the precision CEREC offers. Read more about our same-day crowns here.

I have a decayed tooth. What can I do?
If you have a decayed tooth, the resulting discoloration can ruin your smile. To hide the damage and give you a beautiful smile again, we can offer composite bonding, dental crowns, or implants.

First, we’ll need to get rid of all the decay with a thorough cleaning! We’ll remove the bacteria and infection so that your tooth (or teeth) is healthy again. If you have extensive decay, we may recommend a painless root canal.

If you choose composite bonding, we can mold it to the tooth so that the discoloration doesn’t show anymore. We’ll use the same process we described above. If you have more significant decay or needed a root canal, a crown may help protect your remaining tooth structure while improving your smile. If your decay is so destructive that we need to extract it to keep your mouth healthy, we can recommend a permanent implant and beautiful, lifelike crown to top it. Learn about our dental implants here.

Cosmetic Solutions for Every Problem
Cracked, chipped, broken, and decayed teeth aren’t all we can fix! Our one-stop cosmetic dentistry shop is able to provide you with any cosmetic dentistry solution you need to get a long-lasting, healthy, and beautiful smile! Make an appointment with us today to explore your options, and join us next time to answer more of your questions.

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