Explore Options for Chipped Teeth
A chipped tooth can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness and can lead to dental injuries. Dr. Mays offers several effective dental solutions for chipped teeth to restore your smile and improve oral health. Our dental office in Cincinnati can revive your smile and protect your mouth from further injury from a chipped tooth.
Dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective solution for minor tooth chips. In this procedure, a tooth-colored resin is applied and shaped onto the chipped area, seamlessly blending with the natural tooth. The resin is hardened with a curing light, resulting in a strong bond. Dental bonding is quick, painless, and can be completed in a single visit. It provides an immediate aesthetic improvement and helps protect the tooth from further damage.
For more extensive chipping or cosmetic concerns, dental veneers are an excellent choice. These thin, custom-made shells are crafted from porcelain or composite resin and cover the front surface of the teeth. Veneers not only hide the chips but also enhance the overall appearance of the smile by improving tooth shape, size, and color. The process involves minimal tooth preparation, and the results are durable and natural-looking, offering a long-lasting solution.
When a chipped tooth is significantly damaged or weakened, a dental crown can provide comprehensive restoration. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that encase the entire damaged tooth, providing strength, protection, and aesthetics. They are custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Dental crowns can effectively repair chipped teeth, prevent further deterioration, and restore functionality, allowing you to bite and chew comfortably.
In cases where the chipped tooth cannot be saved or is missing, dental implants offer a permanent and reliable solution. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. A custom-made crown is then attached to the implant, providing a natural-looking replacement tooth. Dental implants not only restore your smile but also maintain bone health and preserve facial structure.
Schedule a chipped teeth exam
With the advancements in dental technology, you shouldn’t have to live with the appearance and discomfort of chipped teeth. Contact our office in Cincinnati or request an appointment today, and we’ll examine your damaged teeth and discuss treatment options to restore your tooth/teeth.