How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Noblesville IN General DentistA chipped tooth usually isn’t fun to live with. It can make you look immature or unprofessional and may even feel sharp on your tongue or cheek.

Repairing a damaged tooth will help you keep your confidence and dignity in tact. Even more important, it will protect your tooth so that it doesn’t break down any more.

When the time comes to fix a chip in your tooth, what are your options?

Bonding

The first step to consider is dental bonding. Bonding is simply where a small amount of white filling material is molded to your tooth. This creates a smooth surface that’s continuous with the rest of your tooth.

Veneer

Veneers are a very popular cosmetic option. They don’t support much weight, so they work best on upper front teeth. A veneer basically replaces a thin outer layer of enamel from the front of your tooth with some porcelain that masks any imperfections.

Crown

If you chipped your tooth badly enough, then it may need the more comprehensive support that a crown can offer. Dental caps cover the whole tooth up to the gumlines and can be placed anywhere in the mouth.

Which Restoration Is Right for You?

Several factors come into play when you’re deciding on a solution for a chipped tooth:

  • How badly your tooth is damaged
  • Which tooth got chipped
  • How long-term of a solution you want
  • Your budget and/or what insurance covers

You’ll need the help of a Noblesville dentist to figure out exactly what your tooth needs.

Schedule an appointment at Noble Smiles Dentistry for an examination. Our dentist will explain your options so that you can make the best decision.

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