You can start your day with confidence in your smile, but that positive feeling can evaporate the moment you chip your tooth. Even a relatively small amount of damage in the right location can be a big problem for your appearance. The chip itself can make a tooth look less attractive, and the damage can make your smile less symmetrical. This can be a frustrating experience, but it is one that your Riverside, CA dentist is ready to address! Through cosmetic dentistry, we can restore the appearance of a tooth with a conservative procedure. In addition to restoring your smile by addressing a chipped tooth, we can help you if your physical injury affects your oral health.
Even A Small Chip Can Be Hard To Ignore
An injury that leaves a visible chip in your tooth can be a serious cosmetic problem even if the health of your tooth is not a concern. Small chips and cracks create imperfections that interfere with the symmetry of your smile. They also draw unwelcome attention, making the problem feel more significant than it might be in reality.
Restoring Your Chipped Tooth Through Cosmetic Dentistry
Through a cosmetic dental procedure, we can restore your smile by taking care of a chipped tooth. A bonding and contouring procedure can make corrections by reshaping a tooth to hide damage, and by covering a chip or crack with composite resin material. Because no restoration is needed under this approach, your work can be completed in as little as one visit! We can also have a custom porcelain veneer crafted and bonded to your tooth. Veneers are thin, but they are durable enough to ensure that your restored tooth maintains its appearance for the long term.
What If My Tooth Is Seriously Injured?
One concern around a tooth injury is that the matter might lead to oral health issues. If your tooth continues to hurt after the injury occurs, or if there is a fear that your enamel could suffer further damage, we can recommend treatment with a dental crown. A crown completely covers your tooth above the gum line and keeps it safe against further damage. It is strong enough to allow you to bite down on it without issues, so you will not have to worry about changing your dental function after treatment.
Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Restoring Your Chipped Tooth
At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, patients who are worried about a chipped tooth can come to us to discuss treatment options. To find out how we can help you, or to contact one of our other locations nearest to you, reach us at the following:
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.