Options for Repairing Chipped Teeth

Options for Repairing Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can quickly turn a good day into a not-so-good one. It can seem scary at first, the way a chipped tooth can so instantly, and dramatically, transform your smile. The good news is that thanks to the advancements in modern dentistry your dentist, can restore your smile. There are several options for repairing your tooth including veneers in Fayetteville, GA. The severity of the injury can impact what your doctors prescribe, so contact Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez of Dental Traditions if you have a chipped tooth.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding refers to tooth-colored material that is applied as a liquid in very thin layers but is hardened using UV light. It is used to hide minor imperfections in your teeth. This means your dentist has a lot of versatility in shaping your tooth back to its natural appearance.

Dental Crowns

Composite bonding is great for minor chips, but if a lot of tooth structure has been lost your dentist may suggest a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped protective cap that is bonded on top of your injured tooth. 

Veneers in Fayetteville, GA

Veneers are thin shells attached to the front surface of a tooth. They can be used to fix cracks and chips and repair other imperfections. Like crowns, veneers in Fayetteville, GA, are bonded onto your teeth, but they are thinner so they don't provide the same level of strength.

The choice primarily depends on how much damage your tooth has endured, so the first step toward repairing a chipped tooth is coming in for a consultation with Dr. Richardson, Dr. Robinson, and Dr. Alvarez. Reach the office of Dental Traditions by dialing (770) 487-9797.