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What’s the Best Way to Fix Teeth that are Worn Down?

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San Francisco and Marin CA

As you age, your teeth may wear down or become flat on the surface. While this may seem normal, it isn’t, and it shouldn’t be ignored. Teeth may become slightly worn over a lifetime, but if your bite collapses because your teeth are worn down significantly or it’s noticeable and causes you embarrassment, cosmetic dentistry can help. Today on the blog, our expert cosmetic dentists talk about how to fix worn down teeth. Explore which treatment options may be right for you.

Dental crowns

Reinforce and protect your worn-down teeth with dental crowns. Crowns are also known as “caps” because they fit over the entire tooth down to the gum line. This common restoration is made of porcelain that matches your adjacent teeth. The porcelain mimics the look of natural tooth enamel, although it is durable enough for daily chewing and eating. Additionally, crowns are ideal for repairing teeth with extensive damage, cracks, or fractures.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers enhance your smile by concealing common dental issues like teeth that are crooked, gapped, or overlapping. Veneers are also crafted from high quality porcelain that can be chosen in a variety of shades to match adjacent teeth. However, if you’re looking for an entire smile makeover with veneers that cover all the teeth visible when smiling, you could opt for a whiter shade of porcelain to give your overall smile a brighter look.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding can be used in similar instances as porcelain veneers, although bonding can be a little less expensive. Dental bonding uses a composite resin material that is pliable initially, as the dentist molds and shapes the material onto your tooth. Then, a special curing light sets the bond so that the results look like a real tooth. Bonding can also be chosen in various shades and is quite durable and long lasting. Patients often opt for bonding when they have minor tooth imperfections or only need one or two teeth corrected.

Cosmetic dentistry is as natural looking as real teeth

At Glen Park Dental, our goal is to craft attractive yet natural results that surpass our patient’s smile goals. With skill and expertise, our dentists can design the perfect smile makeover for you and ensure that your results are completely natural looking. If done with top quality materials and precision, cosmetic dentistry should not look bulky or obvious. Instead, you can expect incredible results that look like you were born to have naturally perfect teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Marin and San Francisco, California

Feeling down about the look of your smile doesn’t do much good for your self-confidence. But thankfully, cosmetic dentistry exists and can transform any smile, no matter how badly worn your teeth may be. Using a combination of treatments, our dentists can design a smile makeover that surpasses your smile goals and helps boost your confidence. To find out which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you, we invite you to contact Glen Park Dental by calling (415) 585-1500 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help you take the first step toward a rejuvenated smile.