Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Chipped Teeth

Posted: July 20, 2020
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A couple sits together smiling on a pier benchIt’s more than just a pretty smile! Our goal is more than helping you create a dental plan to achieve your smile goals. We work to build your confidence through a healthy, beautiful smile while providing you the experience of a lifetime. Chipped teeth can really make you feel embarrassed to smile. Usually the chip occurs for some unexpected reason, like a trip and fall or biting down on hard food. It can be painful when it happens, and then you are left with the aesthetic flaw of a damaged tooth. Sometimes, a tooth is chipped due to significant wear from grinding or clenching. Fortunately, there are several ways to restore the tooth, which will protect it and correct its appearance. Whatever your smile concerns are, we can solve them!

Smile Makeover

A Smile Makeover will address discoloration, wear, a collapsed bite, chipped or cracked teeth, gapped teeth, uneven and misshapen teeth, and gummy smiles. In many cases, smile revisions are just as functional as they are cosmetic (it’s truly a win-win!). Every smile makeover at The Smile Centre is completely customized specifically for you, depending on your unique facial features and aesthetic goals to give you the utmost natural results!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped ceramic pieces. They are custom made to the shade and style of your choice, then placed over the surface of teeth to conceal all of the flaws beneath. The veneer creates a new tooth surface, so the chip will be hidden. Porcelain veneers are versatile and correct multiple flaws at once, including stains, gaps between teeth, worn teeth edges, and misshapen teeth.

Tooth Crowns

Dental crowns fit over the top of a tooth like a cap. Dental crowns are most often used to protect weakened and vulnerable teeth that are fractured or badly decayed. In some cases, a crown may be suggested for large chips or fractures, or if the chip is accompanied by other damage. Dental crowns provide increased stability when a portion of the tooth is damaged from cracks, wear, or fractures. Sometimes, an old filling will cause the tooth to crack or fracture, which allows decay to seep through the failed filling.

Dental Bonding

Teeth bonding refers to a process in which our dentists apply composite resin material to the area of the chip, which makes it possible to rebuild the tooth. The composite resin is matched to the color of your teeth. The bonding process is fast, inexpensive, and painless. It is well-suited to small chips. It is often recommended to have your teeth whitening prior to bonding if you are unhappy with the color of your natural teeth. The bonding material will be matched to your teeth.

Customized Answers for Your Smile

When you can smile without holding back, you tap into that next level self confidence you never knew existed. Don’t overlook the value of restoring your chipped teeth. Smiling freely and confidently is important to your overall self-esteem. To get started, visit our dentists to discuss which cosmetic dental treatment may be right for you. To schedule a consultation to learn more, contact our Palm Aire location at 941-351-4468, or our South Trail office at 941-366-3636. If you live near Venice, reach that location at 941-497-5451.