At a particular point in your lifetime, the probability of chipping a tooth is high. Consistent wear in a specific spot can make the enamel weak until it eventually breaks off. Biting down on hard food, or getting caught in an accident may also chip and break the teeth. Irrespective of the cause, Newmarket Dentist offers a couple of options that are suitable for repairing chipped teeth, offering you a chance to smile with confidence.
Dental BondingTreating a chipped tooth will rely upon the degree of the damage, and whether the chip is noticeable anytime you smile. In the case that only a small part of the enamel is missing, or the chip can be found on the front teeth, the damage can be repaired with dental bonding. All you need is a single visit to the dentist. Additionally referred to as "filling," due to the fact that the missing enamel will be filled with tooth-like composite gum, dental bonding remains a speedy and effortless procedure in which no numbing medication is needed. The chipped region is scratched in order to make the bonding material adhere safely. An adhesive material is then applied. The composite resin is then shaped, on its top. This makes it blend with the tooth, restoring its shape. To complete the procedure, ultraviolet light is used to harden the material.
CrownsWhen there are bigger chips, or chipped teeth with rotting, or chips that can be found on the molar teeth then you may need a crown. The crown is a tooth-shaped cap covering the tooth root. Crowns are designed to be durable and are made out of metal, porcelain molded to metal, ceramic, or resin. We can assist you in determining the perfect choice which best takes care of your needs as regards to cost, appearance, and durability. Typically, installing a crown may require two office visits. If necessary, the first visit may require a root canal to be performed. This helps in building up the root structure. Hence, the crown will be supported. Then, an X-ray will be taken, with any additional teeth removed. Furthermore, impressions of the tooth that received the crown and the opposing tooth will be taken by the dentist. This ensures that the crown lines up properly. You may have to be wearing a temporary crown for the time being, while your permanent crown is being made. During the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and replaced by the permanent crown. Your teeth will perfectly line up, and you are guaranteed that they will appear and function just like they were earlier.
Porcelain VeneersAnother alternative for repairing tooth chips is Porcelain Veneers. Veneers comprise of thin porcelain shells covering the rear part of the tooth with a thick segment which fills the chipped part of the tooth. A chip on one tooth can be repaired using a single veneer. The patient may also decide to replace all front teeth with veneers. This is ideal for an entire smile restoration. You only need two visits to the dentist. Aside from repairing chipped teeth using veneers, it can also be used in disguising gaps, stained or crooked teeth. This helps in improving your bite. The surface layer of the teeth will be removed during the first visit. This helps in creating space for the veneer. Your teeth become color matched, and the veneer will be made by taking molds. After this, temporary veneers will be placed until the next visit. The temporary veneers will be removed during the second visit. They will be replaced with the permanent ones, cemented errantly using ultraviolet light. If your teeth are broken or chipped, schedule an appointment with Newmarket Dentist immediately. Within a short period, you are guaranteed to get back the beauty of your smile, as well as the function of your teeth. All it takes is an office visit, so give your local dentist a call today to get more info.
* Newmarket Dentist provides general information only. Our aim is to provide the most accurate information possible, but we do not take responsibility for any errors. In order to get the best results it is important to consult with your dentist or health care professional for further information, diagnosis or treatment.