Chipped or injured teeth are typically considered a dental emergency. We offer many cosmetic services,and have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry. If you have a chipped tooth, you may wonder howquick you can get the tooth fixed. Luckily, there area few different treatment options to retore yourtooth back to normal.
We encourage anyone who has chipped their tooth to contact our office right away. We offer a flexibleschedule, and can get you in as soon as possible. In the meantime, we recommend patients can take over the counter pain medication to alleviate any pain. Eat soft foods,and avoid biting down on the damaged tooth.
How Can We Repair a Chipped Tooth?
Depending on the severity of the damage will determine what treatment option is best. Ifthe chip issmall a single visit to our office may only be needed. If the tooth is badly damaged, additional treatmentand multiplevisitsto our office may be required.
Bonding or Filling
We can apply atooth-coloredcomposite resin to help repair yourtooth. Bonding is a simple procedureand requires no local anesthesia. To prepare the tooth we file down the area and apply an adhesive. Theresin is then applied on top to restore your tooth. Bonding is the color of your natural teeth,andcanbeformed to match theshape of yoursurrounding teeth. An ultraviolet light is used to cure or harden thebonding material.
Dental veneers can restore teeth that are chipped or broken. Veneers are a thin shell of compositematerial or porcelain that is placed over your tooth. They are customized to match the color and shapeof your teeth, and look natural. The veneers are placed on your teeth using a cement material.
If your tooth is severely damaged a dental crown may be necessary. We will prepare the tooth by filingaway the area so the crown fits snug over your tooth. Crowns protect weak teeth from breaking downfurther, and look natural in the mouth. Crowns can be customized to match the size, shape, and color ofyour natural teeth. Typically, crowns are placed after a root canal. If your tooth is damaged down to thepulp area, and there is an infection, a root canal may be necessary to save your tooth.
Looking f or a Cosmetic Dentist?
If you are interested in finding a cosmetic dentist that provides quality and affordable dental care youcan trust, contact us today. Chips in your teeth can be serious, and we encourage you to be seen rightaway if you have an injury to your tooth.
To schedule your appointment with us, please contact us today, and our friendly staff will be happy toassist you!