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Chipping your tooth can be quite the unenjoyable experience, but it is bound to happen at least once in your lifetime.

First: Get to the Dentist

First things first, make a dentist appointment when you chip your tooth. There is no reason to panic, but it is always a good idea to get to the dentist soon after a chip or break in your teeth. If you are in a lot of pain after the chip, you can take over the counter pain meds and ice your cheek to minimize swelling. It is also a good idea to rinse out your mouth and try to keep your mouth clean by brushing lightly or using mouthwash.

Evaluating your Chipped Tooth Repair

After you get to the dentist, the dentist can assess the damage done and evaluate the best procedure and amount of time it will take to fix your tooth. Usually, though, it won’t take long for a dental professional to perform a chipped tooth repair, but it’s best to have it done soon after the incident to minimize your pain and get your teeth back to their best state. However, if your tooth is severely damage and broken completely, it may take a few office visits and a lengthier procedure at the dentist.

Picking the Procedure for You

Once your dentist has evaluated the damage to your tooth, he/she will discuss and determine the right procedure for fixing your tooth. Here are 3 options your dentist may consider for your chipped tooth repair:

    1. Porcelain Veneers
      Porcelain veneers are a great fix for chipped teeth that impact your look as much as your bite. Basically, porcelain veneers are used as a cover over your teeth and are aimed to look natural and smooth, much like your teeth before the chip.

 

    1. Dental Bonding or Filling
      A great way to fix a small chip is by using dental bonding or filling. Dental bonding is used to cover an easily seen tooth by covering the tooth with a white composite by adhering it to your tooth. It is also made to look like your teeth and hardens instantly to your tooth.

 

  1. Crowns
    Crowns are another kind of porcelain cover for your chipped tooth. Unlike veneers, a crown is used for big chips and covers the entire tooth while also correcting the shape of your tooth.

At Angleton Family Dental, we are here to help you with your chipped tooth repair. We are dedicated to helping you and your family with your dental needs! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!