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What to Do When You Chip a Tooth

The Preston Sherry Dental Associates can help you figure out what you should do about fixing a chipped tooth. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to suit every need.

First of all, decide what bothers you the most about the chipped tooth. Is it…

  • How it looks?
  • The feel of a sharp edge?
  • Sensitivity?

We will explain your most suitable options and discuss how each one could benefit you.

Enamel Reshaping – The dentist uses a gentle drill to smooth out a very shallow unevenness in the enamel. This process is so easy that you don’t need anesthesia!

Bonding – This treatment is a special filling for a front tooth to reshape it for closing up gaps, smoothing out edges, and filling in missing corners. Bonding is typically done in a single appointment. Anesthesia may not be needed.

Veneers – Porcelain veneers are another treatment option that are both lasting and beautiful. They replace the entire front of a tooth for dramatic cosmetic enhancement.

Crown – When a fracture has gone deep beyond the enamel layer, a crown reinforces the entire tooth and lets you continue to use it for normal biting, chewing, and speech.

Root canal therapy – In cases of extreme damage where the tooth is cracked down to the center, a root canal saves the tooth by filling in the nerve chamber. This lets you preserve it for several years, rather than having to get it pulled.

Tooth Fracture Repair in Dallas, TX

Why repair a chipped tooth? Maybe you don’t mind the look and don’t feel any sharp edges with tongue, but your damaged tooth will probably weaken over time and get worse.

Call Preston Sherry Dental Associates to schedule a visit if you have a chipped tooth. We’ll help you patch it up the right way!