There are many different ways that you can chip a tooth. Accidents happen. You might get hit by an external source at such a high velocity that your tooth can’t withstand the impact. You may bite down on something hard at just the wrong angle. If your teeth are not healthy, and suffer from internal decay, you’ll be at an even higher risk for breaking a tooth. If this should happen, your Riverside, CA dentists at Riverside Dental Group can help repair the problem.

Slightly Broken Teeth

Breaks can be as small as a barely noticeable little chip, or big enough to change your entire appearance. If you break a tooth to enough of a degree that your tooth enamel is damaged, you will likely need some sort of repair. This may be in the form of a filling, or dental bonding if the break is small enough. Both of these are done with composite materials that will offer strong results with a cosmetic look. The material can be layered and color matched to blend in flawlessly with your existing teeth. If your front tooth is broken, this will definitely be the way to go so that you can continue to flash your gorgeous smile without embarrassment.

Severely Broken Teeth

If a large enough piece of tooth chips off, your Riverside, CA dentist will likely recommend a dental crown (sometimes referred to as a cap). The reason this would be a good option is that it will offer full restorative function and can also be made from tooth-colored materials if you are seeking aesthetic continuity in your smile. Metal crowns can still be used for back teeth if strength is a concern. If there are multiple chips and breaks on visible teeth, porcelain veneers may be an option to cover over all of the flaws at once in the least invasive possible way.

Riverside, CA Dentists Offer Help for Broken Teeth

If you are in need of a consultation for a broken tooth, contact your Riverside, CA dentists. We can provide you with x-rays, cleanings, exams, or meet any of your other comprehensive dentistry needs. Whether you are interested in preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry services, we have you covered. We can also meet your orthodontic needs. Call our 92504 dentist office at (951) 689-5031. We are proud to serve patients in Riverside and the surrounding communities.