Chipped tooth repair is a dental procedure aimed at restoring the appearance, functionality and health of a tooth that has suffered a chip or fracture. Whether caused by trauma, biting on hard objects or natural wear and tear, chipped teeth can be effectively repaired through various dental treatments to ensure a seamless smile and optimal oral function.
Evaluation and Diagnosis
The first step in chipped tooth repair is a thorough evaluation by our dentists. We will examine the extent of the chip, assess any underlying damage and determine the most appropriate treatment option based on your specific case.
For minor chips, dental bonding is a popular and minimally invasive treatment. The dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to the affected area, carefully shaping and bonding it to the tooth. This procedure not only restores the tooth’s appearance but also provides strength and protection.
Veneers are thin porcelain or composite shells that are custom-made and bonded to the front surface of the tooth, effectively concealing the chip and creating a natural, uniform smile.
For more extensive chips or fractures that compromise the structural integrity of the tooth, a dental crown may be necessary. The dental crown is made from a sturdy, white material to match your natural tooth color, and is used to cap the tooth.
Chipped tooth repair restores the tooth’s appearance, eliminating any aesthetic concerns and enhancing self-confidence. Additionally, repair treatments protect the tooth from further damage, preserve its functionality and maintain proper oral health.
Contact Taylor Dental & Implant Center at 405-722-4400 to learn more about chipped tooth repair in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen M. Taylor, Dr. Jim O. Taylor or Dr. William Reed.