Nobody becomes particularly elated about taking a look in the mirror and noticing a chipped tooth. However, many patients don’t really know how to respond to this type of smile damage, if anything needs to happen, or what options exist for a quick fix. The good news is that you don’t have to wonder any longer! Check out our questions and answers and come see us for the repair you need.
Questions and Answers
Question: Is it common to get a chipped tooth? Is there something I can do to better protect my teeth?
Answer: It’s fairly common to accidentally chip your tooth. Fortunately, you can better protect your smile by remaining cautious when you bite into something (if it’s too hard, don’t bite into it), by wearing a mouthguard during athletics, by using fluoridated toothpaste, by treating bruxism if it is a problem for you, and by keeping up with visits with our practice.
Question: How do I know if my chipped tooth is something that I need to do something about or if it’s just a cosmetic problem?
Answer: If it’s a very small chip, you will probably not need to do anything about the issue (that is, of course, unless you want to repair it with cosmetic care like dental bonding). The best way to find out for sure is to see us.
Question: So, I can fix the chip if I’m not happy with it?
Answer: Yes, dental bonding will repair the chip when we place composite to replace the missing tissue (don’t worry, it will match your tooth). Or, if you’re planning on receiving veneers for additional concerns, you will enjoy the fact that it will camouflage the chip.
See Us For Chipped Tooth Repair
Remember that if you chip a tooth and feel unhappy with the way it looks, you can always come see us for cosmetic care to get your tooth looking beautiful and complete again. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.