Spring Break! How to Deal With a Broken or Cracked Tooth

Categories: Porcelain Veneers

We hope everyone enjoys Spring Break! But a break in your tooth from careless behavior is no fun. A big cosmetic dentistry Don’t is to never use your teeth as a bottle or wrapper opener. Did you know chewing on pens, ice, or popcorn kernels can also crack your teeth?

If you suffer a broken or cracked tooth, you and your dentist will decide what works best for you. Your Los Angeles dentist may use bonding to quickly fill the crack with enamel-like composite, sculpt it into shape, harden and polish it into your billion dollar smile. However, bonding isn’t as strong as natural teeth and may last 5-7 years.

For a more durable solution, porcelain veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin laminates that are permanently fixed to your teeth. They’re increasingly popular and nearly as strong as natural teeth. Keep in mind that porcelain veneers may last a lifetime, while weaker composite resin veneers last only 5-7 years.

Have a fun-filled, safe Spring Break! That’s plenty to smile about!