Enamel, the tough outer covering of the teeth, happens to be one of the strongest substances of the body. However, it does have its limits. Instances such as excessive wear and tear, forceful blow, injury, accident, and others may cause your teeth to chip. Your chipped teeth not only affect your appearance but also make it difficult to eat food properly. Therefore, it is essential to address the concern.
When you visit our dentist for the treatment of your chipped teeth, we may perform the following procedures and restore them:
Under this procedure, our dentist uses a composite resin material or porcelain to cement the surface of your teeth and shape it to their original form. After this, they also use ultraviolet light to harden and dry the material. More shaping is performed after curing it to fit in with your teeth. Bonding is a sought-after procedure for chipped or broken teeth and usually lasts up to 10 years.
Apart from dental bonding, our dentist may also recommend porcelain veneers to address your concern. Before attaching a veneer to the broken teeth, we will smooth away the enamel so that the veneer fits in properly. We will now take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab to create a veneer. In the meantime, a temporary veneer is attached.
Once the permanent veneer is ready, it will be bonded to your teeth to restore them and give you a natural appearance. A veneer is made using durable materials and may last upwards of 10 to 15 years.
This procedure is performed if you break a large piece of tooth or experience decay. Our dentist files away from the part of the remaining tooth and then covers it using a crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap designed to protect the teeth and enhance their appearance. It may be temporary or permanent. Dental crowns are made using materials like resin, ceramic, metal, porcelain fused to metal, etc.
A dental onlay is recommended when the chipping only affects a portion of your tooth. It is usually used to restore the cusp or biting surface of a tooth. Before starting the procedure, our dentist may administer anesthesia and then make room for an onlay to fit well. We will take a mold of your tooth which will be sent to the lab to create the onlay. It is further bonded on the tooth using dental adhesives.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pasadena, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Sprott. Please call us at (281) 991-6530 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.