Ragged-looking teeth can bring down the appearance of anyone's smile, even if your teeth are white and well-aligned. If you're tired of seeing the ends of your teeth look ragged, then you should be happy to know that there are ways to get help. Here are a few ways your dentist can vastly improve the appearance of your teeth in a short amount of time.
Veneers are a great way to improve the look of teeth that are still functional and healthy. Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are designed to look and feel like real teeth. They're mounted to the front of your existing teeth, giving them a perfect appearance. Getting veneers will allow your teeth to look straight, even, and smooth-edged. Your real teeth won't require any drilling, as veneers are just attached with professional dental sealant, so it's a great choice.
Getting your tooth filled or bonded may be all you need to fix your ragged teeth. While fillings are typically used to make up for holes in teeth that are made by cavities, it's not its only use. Dentists can use a small amount of filling material to patch up teeth that have been worn down, or had a part break off that's changed the look of the tooth. Since your tooth is healthy and doesn't have a cavity, you don't need to worry about drilling. Your dentist will simply clean your teeth and begin putting the filling on the edge that's ragged until it's nice and smooth.
Crowns are a good option if your teeth are ragged and not as healthy as they should be. If your enamel weakens enough or your teeth have become significantly shortened due to becoming ragged on the edges, crowns are your best bet.
Crowns provide the immediate appearance boost that veneers do, except that crowns wrap over and all around the tooth. In addition, they help to protect your teeth from future damage, so that the wear and tear doesn't become so deep that a root canal is a necessity.
If you need a crown, your dentist will tell you. Unless you're already in pain from your ragged teeth, there's no easy way to know if you'll need a crown without consulting a dentist, so talk to a pro.
Cosmetic dental services can help to improve every facet of how your teeth and smile look, including if your teeth are ragged on the edges. If you're tired of your teeth looking less than their best, talk to a dentist to get started on one of these three solutions.