Hard foods, falls, sports accidents, and tooth decay can all cause teeth to chip or break. Luckily, there are a variety of solutions to get your broken teeth back to their original condition. Our team at Schweitzer & Schweitzer, PC provides many restorative options for patients who want to repair chipped teeth and rehabilitate their smile. For the convenience of our patients, our practice also has an onsite dental laboratory where our dental restorations and implant prostheses are carefully and beautifully fabricated.
For minor chips or cracks, esthetic bonding or a tooth-colored restoration may be recommended. If the damage is more severe, a dental crown may be a more suitable solution. Placing a dental crown, which is a tooth-shaped cap, on top of the affected tooth can prevent further injury or decay. The process is highly-personalized, and our practice offers different types of crowns to suit each patient’s needs. For example, we have all-ceramic crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, Zirconia crowns, and more to choose from. Depending on which type of crown you receive, you may have to replace them within ten years, or they may last a lifetime.
Another solution to fix a chipped tooth is with a porcelain veneer. They bond to the front side of the affected tooth to mask dental concerns including chips, cracks, gaps, stains, discoloration, and worn-down teeth. Similar to dental crowns, porcelain veneers are fully customized to blend in with surrounding teeth. They can also preserve the natural tooth structure, strength, and stability. With proper care and treatment, dental veneers can last up to ten years or more.
If you recently cracked or broke a tooth, it is important to schedule a consultation with a dentist immediately so they can comprehensively assess the damage. The best dental solution for your situation will depend on the severity of the chipped tooth. If you would like to learn more about our restorative solutions, or to book an appointment with one of our experienced prosthodontists, please feel free to contact our office today.Previous Post