Let's say you wake up one day and notice that your front tooth is cracked. Unfortunately, this is a reality for some patients. Others may have been in an accident or a contact sport and cracked a tooth. While that may seem catastrophic, we are here to help you and have several cosmetic options for your tooth. It is quite possible that after your tooth is fixed your smile may even be better than it was before.
Cosmetic Options for a Cracked Front Tooth
Since the crack on your front tooth is visible when your smile, we need to carefully consider any cosmetic options. Conversely, if the crack on your tooth was on a molar, we may use a porcelain onlay to improve the tooth structure of your cracked tooth.
We may suggest using a dental veneer on your front cracked tooth. A dental veneer is a custom shaped piece of porcelain or resin used to cover your tooth. This permanent treatment is bonded to your tooth and will drastically improve the appearance of the tooth. With surprising accuracy, we can match the color of your existing teeth. When we use a dental veneer, the crack will no longer be noticeable. Additionally, veneers can last up to 30 years.
Another cosmetic treatment to consider for a cracked tooth is a crown. A crown is a tooth-colored cap that fits around your tooth and is custom made to match your existing teeth. We work hard to make sure your crown fits precisely in your mouth.
We Want to Help
We look forward to discussing different cosmetic scenarios with you. If you do need a crown or dental veneer for your cracked front tooth, we can guide you toward the best decision. We will work with you to have your beautiful smile restored.