at Oasis Family Dental are here for you with multiple procedural options if you should chip a tooth.
Bonding and Fillings for Smaller Chips
Tooth chips are sometimes small enough to not crack through your tooth enamel. This is great news as the damage can be dealt with cosmetically. A material called composite resin should do the trick. Fillings made from composite material are generally called for on back tooth chips. Dental bonding utilizes the same material but is considered a cosmetic procedure usually reserved for front teeth. Tooth-colored composite resin adheres so completely with your tooth enamel or dentin that it “bonds” or literally becomes a part of the tooth. The material is often dyed to exactly match surrounding teeth.
Dental Crowns for Bigger Chips
When the chip on your tooth is too large for composite resin, a dental crown can restore the form and function of your damaged tooth. Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, but the most common for front teeth is porcelain. Porcelain offers ta very tooth-like appearance. With your back teeth, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns might serve as a better choice for withstanding the heavy chewing action that occurs with molars.
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.