You were enjoying a snack of crunchy chips or nuts when you suddenly realized that something on your tooth went missing.
Perhaps you were playing what was supposed to be a tame round of catch with your child when the ball out of nowhere came flying towards your mouth.
Whatever the cause may have been, you’re left with an unsightly chipped tooth.
What are your options?
The strongest way to repair a damaged tooth is to cap the entire thing with a durable crown.
Crowns provide structural support and seal out bacteria, so they’re the best option if your tooth has severe damage.
Dental crowns are designed to look just like natural teeth. If you get one, no one will ever know that your original tooth was chipped.
Bonding is a fast, economical, and conservative option. As long as the damage isn’t extensive and doesn’t involve the tooth nerve, patching up the gap with a little dental resin may be all you need.
For the smoothest look, go with a veneer. Veneers are made of porcelain and slip over the front of a tooth like a glove. They’re slim and lightweight, so they don’t provide the coverage or support of crowns. But this makes them perfect for fixing up cosmetic issues.
Cosmetic Dentist in Jamaica Plain and Malden
At both of our locations for Atlantic Dental Partners you will find a skilled and compassionate dentist to care for your chipped tooth. We know how much anxiety such a little nick can cause so we’ll be quick to see you and let you know your options. Call us today to schedule.
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