You’ve come back from lunch and you’re washing your hands in the bathroom when you realize that your tooth is chipped ever so slightly. You didn’t even realize that you’d broken it while eating your sandwich at lunch, so it hardly warrants an emergency visit to the dentist. It does however, noticeably diminish your smile, and you’re feeling very self-conscious about it. How do you fix a chipped tooth in Evansville? Your team at Maple Grove Family Dental has the answers!
A small chip or fracture can likely be fixed with dental bonding much like we’d restore a cavity caused by decay. We use the same material as a filling, which is composite resin. It can be shaped and custom shaded to match and restore your tooth back to normal function and aesthetics again. Bonding is a quick procedure that can typically be done during one appointment.
For larger cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. They’re comprised of a thin sheath of porcelain that fits over your tooth and covers imperfections such as:
- Stains and discoloration
- Small chips and fractures
- Misshapen teeth and size discrepancies
- Excessive wear
- Gaps and spacing between teeth
Veneers are durable and stain resistant, which means they don’t discolor at the rate of a natural tooth, and you won’t have to worry about whitening your teeth. They can be used to repair one or two teeth, but they’re best utilized to enhance an entire smile.
For a tooth that’s damaged, decayed, or fractured beyond the scope of bonding or veneers, a porcelain crown will be the recommendation. A crown fits over your remaining tooth structure to replace your entire tooth. It’s made of porcelain and customized to complement your smile. A crown give you back the same function you enjoyed before, so you’ll eat, chew, brush and floss normally and with ease.
Contact Maple Grove Family Dental
No matter what type of repair you’re facing, Dr. Melanie White, your dentist in Evansville, and her team are well equipped to help! If you encounter a chipped or damaged tooth, give us a call. You can come in and Dr. White will assess your situation and create a treatment plan that repairs your tooth within your needs and your budget. Sometimes we can even complete treatment the same day.
No matter how small your chip may be you don’t have to live with a compromised smile! Call us today to learn more and schedule your appointment.