How to Deal with Dental Chips and Stains

Dealing with a less-than-ideal smile? That’s something we can handle.Veneers

Do you feel confident in your smile or do little imperfections and flaws make you feel self-conscious? If it’s the latter, then our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists - Dr. Jeffrey Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon - are here to the rescue. Dental chips, stains and discolorations can do a number on your smile, but simple cosmetic procedures can turn this all around for you.

Dental Bonding

If you only have a small discoloration or chip that bothers you but isn’t that significant, then our Costa Mesa cosmetic dentist may recommend dental bonding. This simple, non-invasive dental technique can be performed in just one visit and only requires us to apply a tooth-colored resin over these areas of the tooth and then shape the resin so that it blends in with the rest of your smile. The bonding resin is chosen to match the shade of your teeth and can cover everything from stains and chips to improving the overall length of a worn-down tooth.

In some cases, dental bonding can be used in conjunction with tooth reshaping, a painless procedure in which we shave off very small amounts of enamel to buff out small chips and cracks and to improve the shape of a tooth.

Porcelain Veneers

In situations in which your imperfections are too much for bonding to handle the next best option are dental veneers. These tailor-made porcelain shells are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to alter the appearance, whether you are looking to hide discolorations and chips or you want to close gaps between teeth.

Before you can get traditional dental veneers, teeth will need to be prepped beforehand. This means removing some enamel from the front of your teeth so that there is enough room for veneers to fit in front. You can get veneers in about 2-3 visits.

Are you ready to find out more about these procedures and how they can help you? If so, there has never been a more perfect time to call Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA. Turn to us for a consultation today!