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Cosmetic Dentistry

3 Ways to Repair a Broken Smile

It’s that time of year when the great outdoors is calling! The mild San Mateo weather is a great backdrop for activities like skateboarding, hiking, and off-roading – and for outdoor sports like softball and basketball. Summer sports and seasonal activities can be tough on teeth, though, with accidental injuries that include chips, cracks, and breaks.

If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve damaged a tooth (or teeth), we can help. San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry repairs broken smiles! Here are a few common injuries and dental issues, and ways we can repair your “broken” smile.

Cracked Teeth

Did you take an elbow to the face during a pick-up game? Now you’re left with a cracked tooth.

It may not seem that urgent, but repairing that crack as soon as possible is a good idea. Leaving the crack unattended may cause pain when consuming hot/cold food and beverages, and it may possibly lead to an infection of the pulp (the tissue inside your tooth behind the enamel and dentin).

Our solution? At San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer bonding, an easy and non-invasive process that uses a tooth-colored material to fill in cracks and chips.

By the way, you can crack your teeth chewing on ice after the game, too!

Chipped and Broken Teeth

Did you take a tumble on the hiking trail? Now you have a chipped (or broken) tooth.

jagged edges of a broken tooth may cause injury to your tongue or inner cheek, and it may also lead to infection. We have a fix for that!

Depending on the size of the chip or break, porcelain veneers may be the answer. For a larger break, a dental crown can be fabricated to match the shape and color of your teeth.

Missing Teeth

Did you sustain an injury that knocked out a tooth? Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, and they look and feel just like natural teeth.

When sports, outdoor activities, or just normal wear and tear affect the look of your smile, consider cosmetic dentistry. You’ll experience dramatic results that will boost your confidence and make you want to smile even more!