Sometimes it seems to take very little to chip a tooth, such as biting into a piece of hard candy or bumping into a wall. Depending on the location of the tooth, you may feel self-conscious about showing your smile until you can visit O.C. Dental Specialists for dental restorations. You can be rest assured that we will offer you the best solution for your chipped tooth and complete the procedure in as little time as possible.
Conceal Your Chipped Tooth with a Dental Veneer
A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of ceramic that your dentist affixes to the front of your tooth to disguise chips, cracks, and other minor cosmetic issues. It’s especially ideal for front teeth that show every time you smile. Our laboratory technician creates the shell for the veneer in advance of your appointment. We also offer a composite resin veneer that bonds to your tooth directly.
Consider a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are a good option for more extensive cracks or chips that affect the functioning of the tooth. For example, you could have cracked a back tooth by biting into something hard and now you experience pain every time you chew with that tooth. In this case, you would need to have the chewing surface restored with a crown. It goes on over the top of your tooth and is virtually indistinguishable from your other natural teeth.
Bonding is an Economical Choice
Bonding is often a good option for minor chips and cracks. It involves your dentist placing composite materials directly on your tooth while taking care to match the shade of your tooth as closely as possible. It’s less invasive and costly than other types of dental restorations as well.
It’s important to seek immediate dental help when you chip a tooth. We will discuss all options with you as well as provide a cost estimate.