Everyone loves to indulge in sweet treats on Halloween. The unfortunate reality is that Halloween is not always very kind to your teeth; the effect that some candy can have is frightening! Although teeth are naturally durable, they are not indestructible. Hard, brittle candy has the potential to damage teeth by causing small chips. Biting into a hard piece of candy can cause small – and not-so-small – chips to develop in the enamel. Even small chips should be taken seriously. If this happens, take steps to see a general dentist like Dr. Richards to discuss your concerns. Dr. Richards can examine the chip and tell you what can be done to correct it. Porcelain veneers are one such example of a treatment that can address a chipped tooth.
If you have ever lived with a chipped tooth, you know what a challenge it can be. Chipped teeth can be especially sensitive or may feel “delicate.” Some chipped teeth have a texture that patients find irritating while others are self-conscious about the appearance of the broken tooth. Teeth can be chipped for a variety of reasons, such as:
Porcelain veneers are great solutions to chipped teeth. Often, the function of the tooth is not compromised by the chip, only its appearance. Therefore a cosmetic fix like a veneer is a good option. Porcelain veneers are made with high-quality dental porcelain which give the appearance of natural teeth. The veneer is fixed firmly to the damaged tooth and then shaped to suit the patient’s mouth. The result is a rejuvenated smile that looks natural.
If you wish to discuss porcelain veneers in greater detail, contact Dr. Richards in Corpus Christi, TX to schedule a consultation today.