Let’s face it, cracked teeth aren’t much fun. In the best case scenario they’re unsightly, especially if they’re in your smile line and in the worst case, they can be extremely painful. In the latter instance, the first thing you should do is to visit an emergency dental clinic in Manchester where they can access the situation and get you out of pain. But what if, you have a slight noticeable blemish or crack, how should you approach your cracked teeth treatment? This is where porcelain veneers can help.
As far as cosmetic dental treatments go, porcelain veneers (otherwise known as ‘dental veneers’ or simply, ‘veneers’ are one of the most popular. They are in fact very thin, shell-like layers of dental porcelain which sit over the tooth to hide it. Treatment is quick and minimally invasive and at the end of it, you’re left with a whiter, brighter, unblemished smile. That’s all well and good, but how does the process work for cracked teeth?
First of all your teeth are inspected and cleaned to ensure no infection is present and of course, we’ll also discuss with you our options for repairing it. Don’t worry though, because cracked teeth treatment using veneers is a well-versed treatment that delivers great results.
Next a mould will be taken of your tooth, so that your permanent veneer can be made. In the meantime a temporary veneer will be fitted. During this period, your problematic cracked teeth will need to be prepared and that means shaving a fraction of a millimetre or so of enamel of the tooth surface. This is so that the veneer sits perfectly flush with the rest of your smile and blends in perfectly. At the end of the session, you’ll be given a temporary veneer to wear until your permanent veneer is ready. Do note that the temp won’t be as thin as your permanent veneer so it may feel a little awkward at first but the idea is to protect the tooth from day one. Besides, it gives you a chance to ‘try before you buy’ and at this point, any adjustments can be made so your permanent fittings, will be absolutely correct.
When you get the call, usually about two weeks later, you’ll return to our practice and we’ll carefully remove the temporary veneer and cover over the cracked teeth or tooth with the permanent version. Once stuck in place, we’ll shape and polish it to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
The results – if we say so ourselves – are so lifelike that no-one need ever know that you’ve had cracked teeth treatment 🙂
If you have cracked teeth and want to do something about it, then contact our emergency dental clinic in Manchester and ask us about porcelain veneers. To find out more book a consultation by calling us on 0161 485 7376 today.