Chipping a tooth is not a fun thing to experience. Maybe you were chewing on ice, biting into a hard candy, or maybe it happened because of falling or a sports injury. Whatever the cause, you probably want to restore your tooth as soon as possible. Our experienced dentists in Aurora can help you decide what is the best approach to rebuilding your tooth. The treatment options are determined mainly by how extensive the damage is, but the most likely treatment options are:
- Dental Filling. Fillings may be an option, especially if the chip is small.
- Dental Bonding. Chipped teeth are often repaired with dental bonding. Tooth bonding is a malleable material that hardens after our dentists place it on a tooth. Applying the dental bonding is a painless process for which most of our patients do not require an anesthetic. Other advantages are relative low cost and minimal preparation. The dentist caring for you will mold the bonding before it hardens, creating an ideal tooth shape that looks natural and attractive.
- Porcelain Veneer. If you have been considering porcelain veneers already, chipping a tooth may be the perfect opportunity to finally get them. Veneers are thin pieces of expertly crafted porcelain material. Veneers work by being placed over your teeth, concealing chips, stains and other flaws on the surface of the enamel.
- Dental Crown. When the damage to a tooth is extensive, then a tooth crown may be recommended. Fractured teeth, deeply split teeth or teeth that are generally vulnerable to further damage without protection may need a tooth crown.
There may be other options available to you as well. The only way to know for sure is to visit our experienced dentists for a consultation. It is one of our goals to make sure you know all of your options, as well as what to expect from each, so that you feel empowered to make informed decisions about dental treatment.
If you have a chipped tooth or are looking for an experienced dentist for other reasons, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at (303) 500-0653 to schedule a consultation and to learn more about us.