Our teeth are very strong, but that doesn’t mean chips and factures can’t occur. If you chip a tooth you may feel embarrassed about the appearance. However, a damaged tooth is also more likely to develop decay or even an infection. Fortunately, we have options for repairing damaged teeth. Do you have a chipped tooth? Then contact our team right away!
Repairing Chipped Teeth Quiz
- True or False: Dental bonding can repair a tooth in one sitting.
- True or False: We can use veneers to reshape a tooth.
- True or False: A dental crown repairs severely damaged teeth.
- True or False: A persistent toothache could be a warning sign.
- True. Dental bonding involves placing a composite resin onto the tooth in several layers. As the material cures under a light, the doctor reshapes and molds the material. The procedure takes one visit, repairing chipped teeth, masking discoloration, and closing gaps between teeth.
- True. Veneers are thin layers of porcelain placed onto the front of the teeth. Veneers are natural looking and used to address a variety of cosmetic issues, including chipped teeth. They can completely alter the appearance of the tooth, including shade and shape.
- True. If the damage is severe, then bonding may not be enough. Fortunately, we can prepare the tooth and place a crown, which completely covers the visible portion of the tooth. Dental crowns can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic and restorative concerns, protecting the tooth from decay and infection.
- True. If you chip a tooth and later notice persistent tooth sensitivity or toothaches, then talk to your dentist. This could potentially be a warning sign of decay. If so, the doctor can treat the issue before an infection develops.