Chipped Tooth? Don’t Fret
Our teeth are considered to be the hardest part of the human body, even stronger than bones. However, they are still not invincible. Accidents do happen, and when you experience a chipped tooth, it can create panic. Teeth certainly do not have regenerative powers to grow back or heal themselves, but there are still many effective solutions your dentist can offer or a broken or chipped tooth. Options in cosmetic dentistry can restore your natural tooth and create a flawless smile after a tooth trauma.
Chipped teeth are reported as the most common dental injury. A chipped tooth can occur from a variety of causes, from an injury or fall to a tongue piercing or even hard foods can chip the edge of your tooth. Your first action step for a chipped tooth is calling your dentist. Many dentists, such as Gilreath Dental Associates, offer emergency dental care and can give you a same day appointment to restore your smile. You chipped tooth may or may not cause pain depending on the size of the chip and if it affected your tooth nerves or blood vessels.
The procedure your dentist chooses to fix a chipped tooth depends on the type and severity of trauma that caused the fracture. Your dental appointment may be as simple as filing rough edges from a tiny chip. Your dentist may also suggest dental bonding to correct your chipped tooth, which involves tooth-colored composite resin to fill in areas that were chipped or re-attach broken tooth pieces. If you have lost a larger portion of your tooth or if your trauma occurs on an incisor tooth, then porcelain veneers can be a great way to cosmetically restore your smile to new. With veneers, you should expect a multi-visit process to ensure your veneers have the most custom fit and closely matched color. Dental crowns are yet another option for chipped teeth. This effectively covers a damaged tooth that is severe.
Whatever your dental restoration may entail, you can rest at ease that there is in fact an effective dental remedy available for that unpredicted chipped tooth event. Gilreath Dental Associates carefully explains all treatment options with each patient to make sure your chipped tooth is fixed in the best manner possible and your smile is restored with natural, healthy results.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates