A chipped tooth can occur unexpectedly as a result of trauma, accidents, or biting down on hard objects. While a chipped tooth may initially appear to be minor, it’s essential to address it promptly to prevent further damage and restore the tooth’s appearance and function. Here are some treatment options that can help. 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to repair minor chips or cracks in the teeth. During the bonding process, a tooth-colored composite resin material is applied to the chipped area, shaped to match the natural contours of the tooth, and hardened using a special light. Dental bonding is a quick and cost-effective solution that can be completed in a single dental visit.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth and can improve its appearance and strength. Veneers are an ideal option for repairing more extensive chips or fractures and can also address other cosmetic concerns such as discoloration, misalignment, or uneven tooth shape. Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and closely mimic the natural translucency and texture of tooth enamel.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are restorations that cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline. Crowns are recommended for repairing large or severe chips, fractures, or damage to the tooth structure. Crowns not only restore the tooth’s appearance, but also adds additional strength and protection against further damage.

Tooth Recontouring

Tooth recontouring, also known as reshaping or enameloplasty, involves removing small amounts of enamel from the chipped or irregularly shaped tooth to improve its appearance and function. This minimally invasive procedure can help smooth out rough edges, adjust tooth length or shape, and create a more harmonious smile.

These treatment options are provided at our Panorama City dentist office. Call us today to schedule an appointment! 

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