Have you ever chipped a tooth? Don’t feel bad, chipped teeth are a common cosmetic repair that we see in our practice.
The reasons for a chipped tooth range from accidents to people who grind their teeth so severely they cause breakage How we repair the damage depends on the size and location of the chip, which tooth is chipped and the overall oral health of the patient.
Options for repairing a chipped tooth include bonding or dental veneers. For a tooth that is badly chipped or cracked a full dental crown may be needed.
For smaller chips dental bonding may be sufficient. A tooth colored restoration material is bonded to the damaged surface and carefully sculpted to look just like your original tooth. The technique has some advantages and is less expensive but it is also subject to staining and may not last as long as a dental veneer.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of ceramic material that are created in a dental lab. They are matched to your tooth color and provide a very lifelike appearance. The dental veneers are bonded to your natural teeth and allow for the correction of chipped, discolored or misshapen teeth.
If you have chipped a tooth please contact Rothfus Family Dental in Medford, OR today at 541-858-7994 to discuss your treatment options.