5 Ways to Fix Broken Teeth

Lumineers and porcelain veneers in Baltimore MD. with Byron DesbordesHave you recently chipped or broken a tooth? Anyone can chip a tooth and Dr. Byron Desbordes has a variety of ways to treat your problem tooth.

1. Dental Crowns

Crowns are caps that resemble your natural teeth and are placed onto a damaged tooth to protect it from further damage and restore its’ appearance and function. Often recommended by family dentistry experts to repair chipped teeth or a broken tooth, crowns have become one of the most common restorative dental treatments available today. 

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers or dental veneers are thin, porcelain coverings that are secured onto chipped or damaged teeth to repair them. Many patients feel they provide the most attractive and natural results which has made them very popular in recent years. With proper care by the patient and regular visits to Dr. Desbordes veneers can last up to 30 years, with no need for frequent replacement. Porcelain veneers often cost a bit more than other dental procedures, but their ease of installation and attractive, natural appearance makes up for this for most patients.

3. Dental Bonding

Bonding is a common procedure used in family dentistry to repair decayed and discolored teeth, however it is also an effective way to restore the appearance and function of broken and chipped teeth. Composite bonding is so popular because it can last for up to ten years, requires no anesthesia, and can readily matched to your teeth’s natural color.

4. Dental Implants

When a tooth is too damaged to save and must be extracted, a dental implant may be the best route.  Your implant is designed to match your natural teeth will be used to replace the extracted tooth. This procedure is usually more expensive than other options and is often more expensive. However, it is rated highly in patient satisfaction surveys as implants are permanent and require only the same care as your own natural teeth.

5. Root Canals

Once a tooth has been chipped or broken or it will almost always need a root canal therapy to replace the compromised root, followed by a crown for protection and to restore the natural look. For the root canal procedure, Dr. Desbordes will simply remove the decayed portion and the nerve of the tooth. Even though many people dread root canals, expecting them to be painful, most patients experience little or no discomfort.

To get the dental care you deserve, schedule an appointment with Dr. Desbordes today by calling 410.216.4023 or schedule an appointment online.