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How To Fix a Chipped Tooth

It is not ideal to have a chipped or cracked tooth, but there are many treatments that can improve damaged teeth fairly easily. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, our team offers a variety of restorative dental procedures that can be personalized for your needs. Whether the damaged tooth was caused by a fall, accident, natural decay, poor hygiene routines, and/or eating hard foods, our highly-skilled dentists can find the optimal solution for restoring your smile.

Generally speaking, either porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or cosmetic bonding can be ideal treatments for repairing chipped teeth. For more serious cases when a tooth or multiple teeth are too damaged to be saved and require more attention, patients may benefit from other treatments like dental implants, dental bridges, implant dentures, or full mouth reconstruction. The best way to determine which restorative solution is best for your needs and goals is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

Porcelain Veneers

A highly popular and sought-after dental treatment to fix chipped teeth is porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin custom-made porcelain shells that cover the front surface of the tooth to effectively hide chips or cracks. Porcelain veneers can be fully customized to achieve your desired tooth color, shape, size, and length to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. In addition, veneers can provide natural-looking results that can last for many years without the need for frequent replacements.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns can treat weak or damaged teeth, even in more severe cases. A crown is a small cap that encapsulates and protects the entire tooth, restoring its appearance and functionality. Just like veneers, crowns can be customized to match the surrounding teeth. By restoring the structural integrity and function of the tooth, crowns can be great long-lasting solutions for chipped or broken teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

If patients come to our practice with less severe cases of chipped teeth, we may recommend cosmetic bonding. Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to repair chips, cracks, and other unwanted tooth problems, overall improving the appearance, function, and stability of the patient’s smile. Additionally, the resin is tinted, sculpted, and polished to blend with the other natural teeth. While the results are not as long-lasting as veneers or crowns, cosmetic bonding is still a viable and efficient option for addressing damaged teeth.

If you are looking for solutions to restore a damaged, cracked, or chipped tooth, we highly encourage you to contact our practice today to schedule a consultation. At your appointment, our dentists can evaluate your tooth’s condition and determine which restorative treatment can best meet your needs and goals.