3 Ways To Deal With Chips

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

There’s not just one way to deal with a dental chip. Instead, there are multiple ways! What are chips considered, you wonder? Well, they’re esthetic damage (which means they don’t immediately threaten your oral health). You may find them unsightly. They may irritate your tongue if they’re sharp. They can even worsen over time. As for how to deal with them before they get worse or cause your confidence to slip, we offer up a few cosmetic care options. You’ll find that addressing the damage and restoring your smile’s brilliance is quite easy.

#1: With Dental Bonding Or Contouring

If you have a chipped tooth, one of the easiest ways to quickly address the issue is either with dental bonding or contouring. This type of cosmetic care treatment allows you to fill in the missing tissue (bonding) or gently smooth the problem away (contouring), so your tooth appears uniform and feels good again.

#2: With Veneer Placement

Perhaps you wish to fully camouflage the problem at hand. If you’re interested in covering up chips and you’d also like some additional improvements (like a whiter smile, better texture, improved size and shape, and more) then porcelain veneers may be the cosmetic care treatment for you!

#3: With Porcelain Crowns

Perhaps your teeth are dealing with some serious chipping and other severe esthetic damage. In this case, veneers, which are very thin and slightly translucent, may not offer the substantial coverage you’re looking for. Instead, porcelain crowns may be the better option. Learn more by scheduling a consultation with our team.

Address Chipping So Your Smile Looks Lovely

Remember that we offer cosmetic dentistry to address your esthetic concerns, such as chips. Schedule an appointment today with Hilltop Family Dental by calling (510) 758-7222. We are proud to serve patients from Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and more.

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