Do You Have A Chipped Tooth?

burds broken toothOur 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

  1. True or False: Dental bonding can repair a tooth in one sitting.
  2. True or False: We can use veneers to reshape a tooth.
  3. True or False: A dental crown repairs severely damaged teeth.
  4. True or False: A persistent toothache could be a warning sign.

Answer Key

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.