It's surprisingly easy to chip a tooth. Although our teeth are built to withstand the daily force of chewing, chips can easily occur from a fall, biting down on something hard, or being hit in the face. Luckily, we offer veneers and other restorative dentistry options to bring your smile back to its former glory.
You might not even notice that you've chipped a tooth until you look in the mirror or notice a sharp spot in your mouth.
When you chip a tooth, it's important that you see a dentist to get the tooth repaired. Let’s explore what your options are for repairing a chipped tooth, so you can stay confident in your smile.
When you have your appointment, your dentist will examine your chipped tooth and discuss your treatment options. Some chips are relatively easy to fix, requiring only dental bonding or a veneer. More severe cases may require a filling or root canal, but this is not common.
However, it is important to cover all your bases by seeing a dentist as soon as possible.
At The Smile Centre, we take every case seriously, even if it seems like a minor cosmetic issue. We want to ensure that your smile is completely healthy as well as aesthetically pleasing.
One of the most common repair methods for a chipped tooth is dental bonding. During the bonding process, your dentist will roughen the area that's been chipped, allowing the composite bonding material to easily adhere to the tooth. Then, the bond will be set with a blue light.
Another option is reshaping the chipped tooth and covering it with a porcelain veneer. These restorative tooth coverings can be color-matched to blend seamlessly into your smile. Dental crowns are also an option, offering greater coverage for a chipped tooth to protect the nerves and root.
Don’t Let a Chipped Tooth Linger — We Can Help
Visit us at The Smile Centre in Sarasota, Florida to discuss your options. A chipped tooth is repairable, and our skilled team is always here to help. Please contact us online or call our dental office at 941-351-4468.