Even though a hard covering of enamel protects your teeth, there are times where it can't prevent your teeth from getting damaged. Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene, you can still get your teeth cracked or chipped. You can damage your teeth in an accident or if you get into a fight, or even if you are eating hard candy. If you have cracked or chipped your teeth, learn about the procedures involved in repairing such teeth.
At Oak Endodontics & Implant Dentistry, we have the best endodontists working with us who can guide you to choose the best procedures for repairing cracked or chipped teeth. Here are your best options:
The dentist can quickly repair a small chip in the tooth with a dental filling. The dentist will choose to perform bonding on the tooth if you have damaged a front tooth. In this procedure, an adhesive material will be applied to the area that has been chipped, and UV light will harden this filling to form a new tooth that looks natural.
If there is a large part of the tooth damaged, your best option would be to get a dental cap. The dentist will examine the teeth and shape the cap into the tooth to make it look as natural as possible.
A dental veneer is another excellent option for repairing chipped or cracked teeth and will make the teeth look better and brighter. Your dentist will decide whether you are a candidate for dental veneers for repairing your cracked or chipped tooth.
Most people will get a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth at some point in their life. However, the methods mentioned above can repair and restore the teeth to their natural condition. If you want to learn more about how cracked or chipped teeth are repaired at Oak Endodontics & Implant Dentistry, get in touch with us. Schedule an appointment by calling at (703) 272-4389 today.