We provide our Holland Landing patients with the right option for repairing a chipped tooth based on the location and severity of the problem.
It can feel a bit disheartening to have a chipped tooth, but rest assured that it can happen to anyone and generally does at some point during one’s lifetime. It can be caused from an accident, biting down on something hard, or having weakened enamel from wear at one spot. Here at Amberwood Dental Centre, we offer a variety of solutions that take into account the location of the chipped tooth and the degree to which it has been damaged.
Dental bonding is one treatment we can use for a chipped tooth and is most commonly used on a small chip to a front tooth. This procedure can be accomplished in one office visit and entails using a tooth-like composite resin that adheres to the rest of your tooth securely. This is a completely painless procedure that doesn’t even require the use of numbing medication.
If you have a larger chip on a front tooth, we might recommend the application of a porcelain veneer. This can cover a larger surface than dental bonding and can also be used to disguise other issues, such as a gap or a crooked tooth. This process is usually done during two visits as it is a bit more involved.
If you have significant decay or a molar that is chipped, the best solution may be a crown. Crowns come in various materials and we would discuss your options during your visit. Crowns also take more than one visit to accomplish.
In any case, you won’t have to deal with a chipped tooth for long as we’ll work with you to get yours repaired as quickly as possible. It is important to get a chipped tooth taken care of promptly so that more damage to the tooth doesn’t occur. We’re confident you’ll see why our Holland Landing, Ontario patients trust their smiles to us. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.