Today you have more options than ever before to fix chipped teeth. The solutions for treatment are numerous, and you might even find yourself facing a tough decision. Between the different purposes, materials, and costs involved in different solutions, it’s hard to pick just one.
But you don’t want to put off getting chipped teeth fixed. That’s why we believe it’s important for you to be educated on the solutions before it happens. That way, if you do chip a tooth, you’re that much more prepared to work with Dr. Singh at Dr. Singh in Burbank, California to fix it. Let’s look at a few of the solutions.
Dental bonding is a popular choice for those with smaller chips or cracks. It’s a process where a resin is used to fill in the cracks, or in the case of a chip, is used to recreate that part of the tooth. Once Dr. Singh gets the resin into the right position so it looks completely natural, the resin is hardened with a UV light. It’s then polished to match the exact color and texture of your surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns might be the most popular method for fixing broken teeth. If your chip is particularly large, you may want to look into crowns. They’re essentially caps that fit over the top of a broken tooth, restoring both its looks and function.
This is a bit far for a chipped tooth, but if your tooth was damaged severely, an implant may be a good choice. The chipped tooth is removed, a titanium post is inserted where the tooth was, and covered with a crown to make it look like a real tooth.
You have a lot of choices to help deal with any kind of chipped tooth. To learn more, call us at 818-842-0709.