Dental wear and tear can create flaws that cause your smile to appear less healthy, and less uniform. Some wear and tear occurs over time simply because your teeth have a tough task – simply put, biting and chewing creates friction that leads to changes in their shape. Older patients can accumulate more of this damage, and people who struggle with habitual teeth grinding can create an excess amount of this harm. Fortunately, your New York, NY dentist’s office can talk to you about making beneficial cosmetic improvements to your smile. There are several approaches that can result in a smile that looks younger, healthier, and more appealing overall.

Using Cosmetic Dental Work To Hide Dental Damage

There are several different approaches to improving your smile that your dentist can take. Porcelain veneers and porcelain inlays/onlays use permanently placed restorations to cover up signs of damage, and any other visible flaws. With veneers, the front of your teeth are completely covered, and any unsightly issues are hidden. Inlays and onlays cover portions of teeth, so that you can address visible damage without having to use a full crown.

Using bonding and contouring work can lead to smile improvements that avoid the use of lab-made restorations. Dental bonding procedures use a resin material to improve the appearance of teeth. Contouring can help even out minor chips and cracks, leading to a better appearance.

Excessive Wear And Tear On Teeth Could Be A Sign Of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can lead to dental damage. If the habit is addressed in time, you can only exhibit superficial problems. However, if this issue goes on for too long, you could wind up with a serious chip or crack in a tooth. This can call for restorative dental care, as the harm could put your oral health at risk.

Dr. Schwartz Can Help You Address Cosmetic Problems Caused By Visible Wear And Tear

If you want to do something about those unflattering signs of wear and tear, talk to Dr. Schwartz! Our practice is proud to offer treatments that cover up unattractive flaws, and help people in the New York area flash their best smiles! For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz today at 212-582-6617 or emailing