Chipped Tooth Repair
There is nothing more painful than having a chipped tooth. Often these chipped teeth can cause a cosmetic issue as well. Having chipped teeth repaired is not an issue when you see the dentist right away so they can go through the proper chipped tooth repair process. This general dentistry treatment can get you feeling and looking as you should in no time.
You can get a chipped tooth simply from biting down incorrectly on the wrong foods if you have soft teeth. However, you can also get a chipped tooth from an accident or injury. No matter how it happened, it does need to be fixed properly at the dentist’s office and our dentists at Grateful Dental in Marietta, Georgia, can help you.
Repairs to Cracked or Broken Teeth
Depending on just how much damage there is to the cracked or broken tooth, the dentist has four options to repair it.
- Bonding – during this procedure, a composite material is used to make up the missing portion of the tooth and then it is ground back down to the original shape of the tooth. The tooth will look just like it did before it became chipped or broken.
- Veneers – a veneer covers the front of the tooth with a thin piece of porcelain so any crack or small piece that is missing doesn’t show.
- Crown – a crown is made of porcelain, just like a veneer, but a crown covers the whole tooth. This is better if the crack is especially large or if there is a larger piece of the tooth missing.
- Dental Implant – if the tooth is cracked or broken off past the gum line, it is best to remove the remaining piece or pieces of the tooth and replace it with an implant. You still have the appearance of a tooth there, but it is not your original tooth.
Grateful Dental will be able to help with any of these services if you have a chipped or broken tooth. Contact us to make an appointment right away so we can get started on making your smile as good as new.