Chipping a tooth can be painful and frustrating, and in order to fix this problem, you’ll probably need to take a trip to the dentist. With nearly 20 years in practice, Dr. Todd Mabry has extensive experience treating teeth that have become damaged in a variety of ways, including minor to severe chips. When it comes to treating your chipped or cracked tooth, there are four primary options: tooth-colored filling, dental bonding, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers. Each has a wide range of benefits and can effectively treat a chip, depending on its location and severity.
Our team will be able to walk you through the pros and cons of each treatment when a comprehensive dental plan is created at your appointment. Continue reading to learn more about how dental treatments can treat your chipped tooth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings & Dental Bonding
Tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding are common fixes for chipped or cracked teeth. Generally, these options are considered for less severe cases of damaged teeth. Using a tooth-colored composite resin, a filling can repair the area where the tooth has been chipped to restore your smile. Cosmetic bonding, on the other hand, is often used to repair a tooth that’s visible when smiling. The ceramic material is then hardened by ultraviolet light.
Dental crowns can be a great option for those who are dealing with damaged teeth. Crowns are often made from porcelain, which makes them long-lasting and durable. This restorative dentistry option is ideal for patients who need to address significant damage to their tooth. The crown is able to cover the entire tooth which also offers increased protection against further damage and mimics the function of regular teeth in a natural way.
Porcelain veneers are often the go-to option for patients with moderate chips or cracks in the visible teeth at the front of their mouth. Using a small piece of porcelain, the veneer effectively covers the front portion of your tooth where the damage is located. The veneers are also color-corrected to match the tone of your surrounding teeth so the adjustment looks as natural as possible. Made from strong porcelain material, veneers can last for many years while providing functionality and durability.
Contact our practice today if you need to treat a chipped tooth or want to know more about our other services!Previous Post