If you think chipped tooth only occurs on children, it’s time to burst that bubble. Chipped tooth is also a common dental problem amongst adults. Our enamels are strong but when extreme force is applied, they could chip or break.
The condition is usually ignored by many, but if left untreated, this can cause further dental health complications. No matter how minor the damage is, you should immediate action from the professionals. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC can provide you with quality solutions for repair of chipped tooth. We are proudly serving Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, Livonia, West Bloomfield and surrounding areas.
Treatments for Chipped Tooth
Our dentists will recommend the best solution for your chipped tooth, depending on its location and the severity of the damage. Here are the common dental treatments for chipped tooth:
Cosmetic dental bonding aims to match the natural color and shape to restore the uniformity of teeth. This is a common solution for chipped tooth. Bonding is also used to fix other dental issues such as decayed teeth, discolored teeth, gap teeth and change the shape of the teeth. The procedure does not require the numbing the tooth with local anesthetics, unless the damage is caused by cavities. To bond a tooth, the dentist will roughen the surface and allow the material to adhere to it. An adhesive material will then be applied followed by a tooth-colored resin that will be molded to look like natural teeth.
Veneers are porcelain covers that is bonded to the front surface of the tooth, hiding your chipped tooth. Veneers can last for many years with proper care. But if you always grind your teeth, this won’t be recommended as you will eventually damage the veneer.
Cracked and damaged tooth could worsen and cause infections that are harmful to the health of a person. A dental crown is a cap that supports a filled tooth for it to withstand pressures of chewing. The crown prevents the tooth from further damages and possibility of tooth loss. Also, it improves the appearance because it looks like a natural tooth. Modern dental crowns are durable and secured, so the risk of crown loosening is reduced.
The procedure includes removing the tooth structures to prepare the area for the crown. Impressions will then be made to achieve exact measurements for the fabrication of the teeth. The crown will usually take time to arrive so a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth if the permanent crown is not yet ready.
Let us help you improve the appearance by solving the problems of chipped tooth! Book your appointment with us at Roman Shlafer, DDS,PLLC for your Chipped teeth treatments in Farmington.