There are so many ways we can chip or crack a tooth, but whether it is via accident, injury or even doing something foolhardy with the teeth (tearing open a package or trying to open a bottle), it has to be repaired. Fortunately, L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington DC has many cosmetic dentistry options for chipped teeth.
As your chosen dentist in Washington DC, we would encourage anyone who has sustained a chipped tooth to understand that it is more than an esthetics issue. Chipped teeth are compromised teeth. That little nick taken from a front tooth may seem irrelevant, but it can cause that tooth to become wildly sensitive to temperatures or it could easily become infected. No one wants pain or the risk of tooth loss, and so it is wise to just explore the viable cosmetic dentistry options for chipped teeth, and get the repair.
The most common cosmetic dentistry solutions would include:
This is a lot like it sounds and is simply a remarkably strong, but thin, shell of porcelain crafted to look exactly like the original tooth. Your damaged tooth is prepared and the strong veneer is bonded to the surface. It will look and perform like the tooth and is one of the fasted and most long-lasting cosmetic dentistry options for chipped teeth.
Whether you were able to save the broken piece or it was lost when the tooth was chipped, you can turn to bonding as another functional solution. This too is a super strong material, dental resin, and it is formed into a replica of the missing area of the tooth. It is colored to perfectly match what remains of the tooth and then shaped and buffed to create a fully functional solution.
If you want the most durable of the cosmetic dentistry options for chipped teeth, the crown is for you. This requires that some of the tooth be removed and then a durable porcelain shell is made to fit over the original tooth. This protects the entire tooth and is identical to the original.
Learn More About Chipped Tooth Solutions During an Appointment
Though many argue that a chipped tooth adds character to a smile, it compromises your oral health. There are many reliable cosmetic solutions, and if you are ready to figure out your, just give us a call at our Washington DC office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
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