Your tooth enamel is one of the strongest tissues in your whole body, yet it is common for people to have chipped or cracked teeth. Chipping of teeth may be for many reasons – accidents, injuries, biting on hard foods such as ice, etc., to name a few. The condition may not only reduce your tooth functionality but also lead to pain and affect your pleasing smile. Schedule an appointment with us if you have chipped teeth, and we will perform an appropriate dental restoration to increase their functionality.
How to Repair Chipped Teeth?
- Dental Filling or Bonding
If you have chipped a small piece of enamel, we will restore the condition by applying a dental filling. If damage has occurred to your front teeth, we will apply a tooth-colored composite resin to restore their appearance and functionality.
The procedure is straightforward. We will etch the surface of your teeth with a special liquid or gel. Next, we will shape the resin to match the appearance of your chipped teeth and apply it to them. After this, we will harden it using ultraviolet light. Excess material, if any, shall be filed down.
Veneers are considered a sought-after treatment to address your chipped or slightly broken teeth. They are thin, wafer-like shells that we place on the front surface of your teeth to match them with the remaining ones. Porcelain veneers are a great choice of material for the treatment. They are durable and last for as long as 10-15 years.
We will customize dental veneers according to the shape and size of your teeth and attach them using a dental adhesive. Your chipped teeth will regain their appearance and functionality.
Dental crowns or caps are a restorative treatment that we will perform if you have chipped a substantial portion of your teeth. They are also used in case of fractured, broken, and missing teeth. Besides this, they also enhance their functionality and aesthetic appearance.
We will take the impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab for the creation of crowns. They can be made in various materials – metal, porcelain, ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal. These days, same-day crowns are also available, and the procedure finishes on the same day of the consultation. Apart from treating chipped teeth, we also provide dental crowns after a root canal procedure to avoid the chances of reinfection.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.