If your tooth is chipped, cracked, broken, or sustained any sort of damage, you have lots of treatments available that can help restore the tooth and prevent an extraction.
In this short blog post, let’s go over some of the most popular ways to restore a damaged tooth, and see which one might be more beneficial to you: dental bonding and dental crowns.
Dental bonding is a reconstructive procedure that uses a special resin to reshape a tooth. It’s commonly used in cosmetic dentistry to:
The resin is applied directly on the damaged tooth and shaped by the dentist. Then, it is hardened using a special light.
Bonding is an accessible way to restore a mild to moderately damaged tooth, and results can last around 5-10 years.
Dental crowns are small caps that go over a damaged tooth. They are commonly used to restore a tooth after severe damage when the tooth has lost a lot of tissue.
For example, dental crowns are often needed after a root canal procedure. If the dentist needs to remove a lot of tissue, what’s left may not be enough to provide enough support when chewing. A dental crown can effectively fix that.
Both dental crowns and dental bonding are effective ways to deal with a damaged tooth. But to understand which one you need, it's worth looking at them side by side:
If you are dealing with dental damage, Dr. Stephen Woodall can help you access top dental care to restore your smile!
Find out if dental crowns or bonding is right for you by scheduling an appointment at Stephen Woodall Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry online!
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