Chipped Cracked and Worn Teeth

Special thin layer of porcelain, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth.


Another process called bonding can accomplish some of the same things, but it does not last as long. Material that looks much like the enamel on your teeth is used during a bonding procedure. The material is shaped to the tooth, and when it becomes hard it is polished.

In addition, dental contouring and reshaping can correct chipped, cracked, crooked, or even overlapping teeth. This procedure can alter the shape, length, or position of teeth.