A chipped tooth can take away your confidence in your smile, interfere with your bite function, and make you worried about long-term oral health issues. In other words, even a small amount of damage to your tooth structure can feel like a big deal. At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, we have several procedures that we can recommend to take care of a tooth that has been chipped. If the problem only affects the way you look, we can talk to you about cosmetic dentistry to treat the matter with minimal changes to your tooth structure. If we are worried about the health of your tooth because of your injury, we can discuss treatment with a dental crown to keep your smile safe.
Even A “Small” Chip Can Seriously Hurt Your Smile
A tooth injury does not have to be significant to create long-term problems. When people can see your chipped tooth, they may focus on it at the expense of your overall smile. This can affect their impression of you and draw attention away from your appearance. If you do not feel confident in your ability to bite and chew with a chipped tooth, the change in your jaw movement can put stress on your joints and muscles, which can lead to pain and problems with teeth grinding. The sooner you act to have a problem addressed, the less likely you are to experience complications that can affect your quality of life.
What Are My Treatment Options For Restoring A Chipped Tooth?
Through the placement of porcelain veneers or treatment through dental bonding, we can restore a patient’s smile if they have a chipped tooth. Veneers are placed over the fronts of teeth. To make sure they fit properly and remain in place, a small amount of preparatory work can be done on your tooth structure to make space for your restoration. The porcelain material that we use to create these veneers is strong enough to stay in good shape, something that can surprise patients when they see just how slim they are. We can also talk to you about restoring your tooth through a bonding procedure. Dental bonding does not require the placement of any restorations. What we will do instead is restore the shape and general look of your tooth with a composite resin substance.
We Can Address Many Different Cosmetic Concerns
There is more to cosmetic treatment than the restoration of teeth that are chipped or otherwise damaged. We offer work to deal with discoloration from teeth stains, procedures that can address naturally occurring flaws with the shape and size of teeth, and even issues with poor smile alignment! During an initial appointment, we can talk to you about the different services we provide, and recommend what treatment might be most effective at dealing with your smile concerns.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Restoring Your Chipped Tooth
Your Seattle, WA dentist’s office is ready to help patients who are bothered by a chipped tooth. To learn what we can do for you, please call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist at 206-789-2555.