There are many ways that you can chip your tooth, from a hard fall or some extra crunchy food coming up against some weakened enamel. While small chips don’t usually hurt, they may still cause some discomfort since the edge on the chipped tooth can be sharp. For larger chips, there may be more pain if you’ve damaged the nerve inside your tooth. No matter the size of the chip, there are ways that you can fix the chip completely, so you have a perfect smile again.
At Mapleridge Children and Adult Dentistry, we offer tooth restoration solutions that can fix chips, to the patients of Liverpool, NY and the surrounding communities. With treatments such as dental bonding, dental veneers, or crowns, you’re smile will be as good as new. Check the information below to learn more about these options for fixing chipped teeth.
A treatment method called bonding is typically used to fix small chips in teeth. Your dentist will use a special composite resin to form a filling, which will fill in the space where there is missing enamel in your tooth. Once the resin is in place, an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin for a fast and effective fix for that chip. The resin is made to blend in perfectly with your natural tooth enamel, so your smile will be looking perfectly natural!
Veneers are less of a tooth restoration, and more of an effective cosmetic treatment that has a bit more versatility. Beyond just repairing chips in teeth, veneers can also cover up other imperfections such as discoloration. A veneer itself is a small, thin shell that is placed over the surface of your natural teeth, while retaining the look of a natural smile. They are custom made to fit on your teeth, so they fit comfortably, while hiding that chip in your teeth.
Dental crowns are a comprehensive form of tooth replacement, creating a custom-made covering for the entire tooth for that perfect smile. Crowns are often used for larger chips and extensive damage to the tooth, where simple bonding or veneers won’t do the trick. Your dentist will first grind down your natural tooth, which will now act as a support for the new crown. The crown is designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth, so you can show off that beautiful smile and no one will know that you ever had a chip in your tooth.
If you have a chipped tooth, just contact us at Mapleridge Children and Adult Dentistry and we’ll help restore your smile to its former radiance. We offer professional tooth restoration and cosmetic dentistry treatments to patients of all ages from Liverpool, NY and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions about how you can fix your chipped tooth, just schedule your appointment with us, and our friendly dental team will create a treatment plan just for you. We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter smile!
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