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Chipped Teeth in Sugar Land

Posted by Dr. Mark Mann

Mar 15, 2013 9:06:00 AM

chipped teeth in Sugar Land

Visibly damaged teeth will make you want to hide your smile, but with Mann Dental Care, your Sugar Land dentist can repair your them and return vitality, health and confidence to your smile. Delaying dental treatment can create numerous problems for you:

  • pain and difficulty when chewing food;
  • increased chance of decay and infection;
  • heightened chance of major restorative procedures such as root canal therapy.

To avoid these issues, it is imperative to seek treatment as soon as possible. Mann Dental Care offers emergency dental treatment for a variety of dental complications. Here are four ways your dentist can repair chipped teeth and revamp your smile:

1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers is one of the perfect choices to repair a tooth that has been chipped. Made from porcelain ceramic, it is the preferred choice as it shows better stain-resistance than composite-resin veneers, and most resembles your natural teeth. The application of porcelain veneers is an incredibly simple three-step process:

  • your Sugar Land dentist will gently reduce enamel from your then apply temporary acrylic veneers;
  • molds are then made and sent to a dental technician, who will customise the veneers;
  • porcelain veneers are then bonded on and polished for your now seamless smile!

2. Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are another option to restore teeth that have been chipped. Crowns are exactly what they sound like – small caps that are bonded to the top of your teeth. Porcelain crowns are used to restore less severely chips. The teeth are prepared in a similar fashion as they would be for porcelain veneers, however, instead of a full-tooth 'jacket', a crown is placed atop the tooth to mend the chip, then polished to match your surrounding teeth.

3. Dental Bonding 

Dental bonding for works via a dental resin applied to the tooth that is then 'cured' by blue-light. The resin bonds to the tooth and is then reshaped to resemble your natural tooth and return symmetry to your smile. Dental bonding can usually be completed in one visit, depending on the severity of the fracture enamel. It is best suited for minor imperfections where there are no major structural issues.

It is recommended that you seek a consultation with your Sugar Land Cosmetic Dentist to discuss whether dental bonding is the right restorative procedure for your damaged teeth.

4. Dental Implants

If the issues with teeth are more severe, dental implants might be your best choice for repair. Dental implants work by a metal cylinder that is placed into the bone socket to provide a stable platform for an artificially sculpted tooth. Dental implants for severely damaged teeth are one of the more sought-after treatments due to their ability to bind to the jaw bone and maintain the health and structure of the tooth. 

A broken tooth should be attended to immediately to avoid issues such as decay and infection, and to maintain the oral health of your teeth and gums. And if fear is an issue, all restorative procedures can be completed with sedation. 

If you have teeth that have been chipped, let us know which restorative procedure you'd like more information on and we'll deliver!

Topics: Dental Emergency Services, General Dentistry Services, Cosmetic Dentistry Services

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