There’s often nothing more frustrating than a chipped tooth. One moment your tooth looks fine. The next, there’s a chip and your previously pristine smile now has an eyesore that seems to be the only thing you see when you look at your reflection in the mirror. What are you supposed to do now, you wonder? Ignore it? See us for help? Of course! Your Temecula dentist is happy to fix the current problem (and offer tips for preventing chips in the future).

How To Fix Your Current Chip

If you have a chipped tooth and you’re not too happy with how your smile is looking, your Temecula dentist reminds you that it is absolutely time to come to our practice. Attempting to make it better at home will not work (and you may end up making matters worse). Remember that our cosmetic care is comprehensive in nature, which means we will consider a host of possible solutions to make your tooth look like the chip never happened in the first place. Among the possible options are dental bonding, dental contouring, and veneers. Don’t know what you’ll need? We will help you figure it out.

How To Avoid Chips In the Future

Now, whether or not you’ve ever had a chipped tooth, preventing future chips is something everyone can feel motivated to learn about. Your Temecula dentist reminds you that in general, it’s all about protecting your teeth from excess force or sudden impacts. This might equate to one or more of the following:

  • Don’t eat foods you know your teeth cannot easily break apart (like hard chips, pretzels, cookies, crackers, and more)
  • Be careful in situations when impacts are possible, such as on rollerblading, biking, or during sporting events (wear proper protection, such as a helmet or athletic mouthguard)

Keep Your Smile Chip Free With Our Care

Remember that you can easily avoid chips and just as easily treat them, so you may maintain a beautiful smile. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.