at Oasis Family Dental, will tell you what you should expect if you require treatment for a chipped a tooth.
Dental Bonding or Contouring
Tooth chips that are miniscule enough to have not cracked through your tooth enamel can usually be repaired with a filling or dental bonding. Both procedures use the same material. Fillings are generally called for on your back teeth. Bonding is more of a cosmetic procedure. This will usually be the procedure that’s good for your front teeth that are visible when you smile. Tooth-colored composite resin can be applied to the chip either way. A bonding approach will involve more shaping and blending for as good of a cosmetic match as possible. For tiny chips, sometimes contouring will suffice. This involves using abrasive materials to shave a small amount of your tooth off to restore a symmetrical appearance.
If a big enough chip comes out of your tooth, your Temecula dentists might recommend a dental crown to restore the form and function of your damaged tooth. Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic. Metal crowns were the standard for many years because of their advantage of strength. However, metal restorations have definitely gone out-of-style as more tooth-colored options have become available. Porcelain and composite-resin crowns can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth. They can also be shaped to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
Chipped Tooth Repair from Temecula Dentists
Do you have a chipped tooth you’d like to repair? Visit your dentists in Temecula for any of your comprehensive dental care needs. We also offer multi-specialty dentistry. Call our 92591 dentist office at (951) 695-2290 to make an appointment. We serve patients in Temecula and all surrounding communities.