When you’ve chipped a tooth, you need to quickly repair the tooth to restore its function before it suffers from additional damage. Plus, if you have a chipped tooth in one of your very front teeth, you can only imagine how that decreases your self-confidence.
Thankfully, when you reach out to a dentist in a timely manner, your cosmetic dentist may be able to provide a solution that improves function and aesthetics: porcelain veneers in The Woodlands. You won’t even be able to tell your tooth was ever damaged! Keep reading to learn more.
Addressing a Chipped Tooth
A chipped tooth can occur for various reasons, but it always happens when you least expect it. Whether a weakened tooth has finally succumbed to years or wear and tear or an injury has occurred, you need to act quickly to repair your tooth before it becomes worse or you risk losing the whole thing.
When the damage first occurs, be sure to keep any lost pieces just in case your dentist may be able to restore your natural tooth structure. You can take over the counter pain medication to help with any mild discomfort. Also, use a compress to help with swelling if you need to.
Once you’re able to see the dentist, we will examine the broken tooth to determine the best course of action. In many cases, patients just want to fix their aesthetic damage and porcelain veneers are a great way to do that!
Porcelain Veneers Could Be a Great Solution for You
Chipped and cracked teeth can be fixed using dental veneers. In fact, porcelain veneers can help patients mask more than one flaw, so if your tooth has extreme discoloration, you may be able to receive permanent teeth whitening and repaired structure!
How do they work? Porcelain veneers are false fronts that are bonded to the front side of the tooth to hide your dental imperfections. The veneer will be custom-made to meet your tooth’s exact specifications, which is bonded to the front of your tooth using a noninvasive procedure.
When you have a dental issue, you should always call your cosmetic dentist in The Woodlands first to explore your all of your repair options!
About Our Office
Dr. Taylor has always said that our biggest priority is taking care of patient’s health, but it’s just as important to feel good about how your smile looks! Feel free to call us today to schedule your consultation. You might be surprised to find that a cosmetic dental service like veneers can help to repair dental damage, like your chipped tooth.