Family First Dental Services: 3 Solutions for a Chipped Tooth

Almost everyone will chip a tooth at some point in their life. Continuous wear in a particular spot can weaken enamel until it breaks off. You might also bite down on hard food or be involved in an accident that chips and breaks your teeth. Whatever the cause, there are dental services that Family First Dental offers to repair chipped teeth so you can show off your smile again with confidence.

Dental Fillings

If only a small amount of the enamel is missing or if the chip is on the front teeth, fillings are one of the many dental services that can repair the damage in just one office visit. A dental filling seals the missing enamel with tooth-like composite resin. An adhesive substance is applied, then the composite resin is shaped on top of it to blend with the color of the natural tooth and to restore its shape. Once an ultraviolet light hardens the material, the procedure is complete.

Dental Crowns and Caps

Larger chips may require a crown, which is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the tooth root. Crowns are made to be long-lasting and are composed of metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic. Family First Dental can help you determine how to proceed.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are another dental service used for repairing chips on the front teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front of the teeth with a thick section that fills the chipped portion of the tooth. A single veneer can be used to repair a chip on one tooth, or the patient may choose to get veneers on all of their front teeth for a total smile restoration.

If you have a chipped tooth, schedule an appointment with Family First Dental as soon as possible. Our excellent team provides many dental services to restore the function and beauty of your smile. Call us (402) 644-3177 or check out our dental services page today!

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Last modified on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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