Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made it easy to maintain a healthy-looking smile. Even teeth that have been damaged from trauma can be beautified. Below are five cosmetic dentistry applications that are designed to correct the appearance of damaged teeth. Their prices are included, but much of the cost may be covered by your dental insurance plan.
Veneers are thin sheaths of material that can be applied to the front surface of broken or discolored teeth. The veneers can be customized to correct the size, shape, or color of your teeth. They are usually made from porcelain but can also be fashioned from resin. Nevertheless, porcelain is less porous than resin, so it absorbs fewer stains and lasts about twice as long.
- Porcelain $925 to $2500
- Resin $250 to $1500
If your tooth has been dislodged, it can be replaced by a dental implant. Implants are secured with screws that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are covered by dental caps and function like natural teeth.
- $1500 to $7500
Unlike a tooth that is lost from decay, a portion of tooth may still remain when a tooth is violently broken near its root. Even a small portion of tooth provides sufficient surface area to affix a dental crown. The crown, which can be made of porcelain over metal, all metal or porcelain alone, encircles the exposed tooth entirely. Its color and shape is designed to blend with your remaining teeth.
- Porcelain over Metal- $500 to $1500
- All Metal- $600 to $2500
- All Porcelain- $800 to $3000
Blunt force trauma can chip the external layers of a tooth, exposing the dentin. Not only is the uniform appearance of your tooth sacrificed, the damage makes the tooth more susceptible to decay. Dental bonding material is made of resin that is hardened by a special dental light.
- $100 to $400
Although braces are often used for congenital misalignments, they also straighten teeth that have shifted from blunt force. The time needed to realign your teeth is based largely on the degree of misalignment.
- Traditional Braces- $3,000 to $7,000
- Invisible Braces- $4,000 to $8000
- Invisalign- $4000 to $7400
- Lingual Braces- $8000 to $10,000
If your teeth have been damaged from trauma, they can be restored. Contact a dentist like Family Dental Care to see how a cosmetic dental procedure can beautify your smile. Your teeth can look beautiful again.