A small chip in your tooth can happen at any time, for any number of reasons. Whether you’re playing in an intense sports game, you’re chomping on hard candy, or you’ve had an unfortunate tumble, if the result is a chipped tooth, it’s best not to ignore it. No matter how small the chip, a seemingly little problem has the potential to grow bigger without the proper care.
Dental bonding is a flexible solution that involves applying a composite resin to your teeth. The color is matched to your own tooth color, and when the resin hardens, your teeth will look as good as new.
A thin layer of porcelain is secured to the surface of the tooth, creating a natural-looking solution to your chipped tooth problem. Unlike dental bonding, which lasts for about eight years, veneers can give you an additional decade of durability.
If your tooth is badly chipped or you’re experiencing pain and tooth sensitivity, or both, a dental crown may be your best option. Crowns are a restorative process that can strengthen broken or chipped teeth. They are made of porcelain, and, like veneers, are blended to match the color of your teeth, creating a natural look.
A crack in your tooth that extends into the pulp requires more serious attention. This procedure requires your dentist to clear out any tooth decay within the root and remove the nerve. Though a root canal is often thought to be very painful, if done correctly, it can cause only minor discomfort. A root canal can be followed with the application of a crown.
A crack that extends below the gum line requires the extraction of the tooth. it can then be replaced with an implant, which is an artificial root inserted into the gum line to support replacement teeth.
Don’t let a chipped tooth take a bite out of your life. Call 212-288-4455 to request an appointment with the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today.