Options For Fixing Tooth Problems

If you have discolored, chipped, slightly crooked or otherwise damaged teeth, then you are in the position of choosing the best way to go about correcting those dental issues. Even though some problems may not cause you pain or make it difficult for you to eat, they can still cause you a lot of grief from an aesthetic standpoint and you'll want to do all you can to achieve a great looking smile for yourself. The information offered here will introduce you to a few different methods for permanently correcting minor to moderate problems with your teeth.

Removable veneers

If you have certain problems with the appearance of your teeth, such as chips, gaps or discoloration, then you may be able to correct those issues with removable veneers. These veneers will be made to fit right over your own natural teeth, but they will correct your issues so they won't be noticeable when you have them in. These removable veneers will come in one piece for your top teeth and one piece for your bottom teeth.

These veneers can be good for anyone who has a bad fear of having dental work done because they are simple to get and don't involve much work being done to your teeth. However, they are removable, and this means you do need to take them out in order to clean them and when you are going to sleep.  

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are permanent coverings that are designed to go separately on each tooth. They are made with porcelain material in the color that works best for your situation. Each veneer will be put on your teeth with a bonding agent that adheres them. The veneers are made in a dental lab that uses an impression of your mouth to ensure a proper fit and realistic look.

Veneers do require the dentist to prepare your teeth for them by grinding them down enough for there to be room for them to fit. They can fix a large number of problems like chips, gaps, slight crookedness, discoloration and even moderate breaks in some cases.


Crowns are also a permanent solution for many dental problems. They are made using an impression of your mouth, the same as veneers are. However, a metal crown will be cast and then porcelain material will be added to it to give it a natural look, unless you decide to go with an all metal crown. A bonding material will also be used to permanently affix the crown in place.

Once you choose the best method for you to fix your dental problems, you can get started on getting the smile you will be satisfied with. If you're looking for a dentist in your area, visit David Semrau, DDS.