Chipped Front Teeth: What is the solution?
Chipped front teeth are a frequent occurrence. They are a cause of grave concern due unnatural appearance, as they mainly involve the upper central incisors, the most visible and aesthetically significant teeth in a person. They play a major role in the self-esteem of a person, and even a small chip may alter one’s image.
The Solution for a small chip: Re-contouring
If the chipped front teeth are small, simple re-contouring or polishing can be done to correct the chip and to make the tooth look like the tooth next to it. Re-contouring is one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures as it involves the removal of small amounts of tooth enamel to correct the chip on a tooth. It is relatively quick and easy procedure.
The Solution for bigger chipped front teeth: Bonding
If your chipped front teeth are little larger and can not be fixed by recontouring, then bonding can be done. Bonding is a quick, convenient solution when a custom color tooth-colored resin has hardened with a special light, fills in spaces and gets rid of chips, creating a smile that looks entirely natural.
The Solution for a huge chip: Porcelain Veneer and Porcelain Crown
Porcelain veneer may be a better option. They are as thin as the contact lens and can be bonded directly to the tooth with minimal drilling, correcting chips and adding strength and durability. They’re crafted of high-grade porcelain that looks natural, blends beautifully with the surrounding teeth, and is resistant to staining or discoloration
Solution for a severely fractured tooth
A crown is basically a covering that covers the entire surface of the tooth. Because of crowns can be used for severely fractured or damaged teeth. There are different types of crowns, but porcelain crowns are the best looking, Porcelain crowns can be colored to match your current teeth. Besides the fact camouflage wonders, they highly durable and will last many years.
If you have a severely fractured tooth, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible not only for aesthetics but to prevent dental pain as any delay will increase the risk for a more extensive treatment such as a root canal (endodontic treatment.)
Consider our Lincoln dentists Dr. Jodi Day or Brad Alderman to take care of your chipped front teeth. Please call if you have a chipped front teeth emergency because we can get you scheduled and in right away.