Options available to Dublin, CA area patients for fixing chipped teeth
Patients in the Dublin, CA area can visit StarBrite Dental for general or cosmetic dentistry treatments. In addition, we provide a wide selection of restorative solutions. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing problems within the smile that may be resulting in poor function or aesthetics. When these issues arise, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team can assess the smile and provide effective treatment options.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is a dedicated dental professional who provides care and attention to new and existing patients at StarBrite Dental. She serves individuals in and around the community of Dublin, CA. When it comes fixing broken or chipped teeth, patients have a number of ways to address the situation.
Composite resin bonding is a popular choice for patients who need to repair a chipped or broken tooth. This material is like a clay that is applied to the tooth and shaped in place. Then, it is hardened with a special light and filed down by the dentist. It is smoothed out and polished to match the existing enamel and patients can leave the practice in the same day with a brand new look!
Another option for covering imperfections such as broken teeth is with the use of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are restorations made of ceramic. They are fabricated to match the color, shape, and size of the natural teeth to help them blend in perfectly. They do take longer to prepare than dental bonding and are irreversible, so patients need to make sure they are ready for using porcelain veneers for years to come.
Every dental situation is different which is why it is so important for patients to speak with a dental professional who can provide several different options for each scenario. We encourage patients to have a thorough evaluation done in our practice and then discuss the possibilities for treatment. Not every situation has a “one size fits all” solution so we work within individuals to determine what is best for their specific needs.