Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they are bonded to the tooth.
Another process called bonding can accomplish some of the same things, but it does not last as long. Material that looks much like the enamel on your teeth is used during a bonding procedure. The material is shaped to the tooth, and when it becomes hard it is polished.
In addition, dental contouring and reshaping can correct chipped, cracked, crooked, or even overlapping teeth. This procedure can alter the shape, length, or position of teeth.
Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, possibly with release of biting pressure, or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. It is sometimes difficult to determine the extent of a cracked tooth and early diagnosis is important if your tooth is fractured. When a crack reaches the tooth root, root canal treatment is frequently needed to treat the injured pulp. A crown will bind and protect the cracked tooth. A cracked tooth that is not treated will progressively get worse, eventually resulting in the loss of the tooth.
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