You may find the gift of Valentine’s treats a “sweet” gesture, but an unlucky bite into a hard candy can put you in a sour mood. While our teeth are protected by a remarkably strong enamel material, it is possible to chip or crack a tooth when you bite into something hard. In addition to causing you pain, this can make you understandably nervous about your appearance. At our Austin, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help individuals who need to do something about a chipped tooth. After evaluating the tooth, we can recommend treatment with a dental restoration, or we can suggest cosmetic dentistry if appropriate.
Chipping A Tooth Can Be Painful And Scary
Chipping a tooth can be painful, but discomfort is only one problem you might have to worry about. If your chipped tooth is in a visible area, it can be hard to hide, which means your smile can be changed for the worse. Even if the tooth is not in a place that is easy to see, you should make care a priority. It is possible that your tooth structure will experience further harm over time, and you may be at risk for a tooth infection!
Arranging A Cosmetic Procedure To Restore Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is not always appropriate when treating a chipped tooth. With that said, if it is appropriate, it can effectively restore your smile with minimal work. Your dentist may be able to hide damage and reshape your tooth through a cosmetic bonding procedure. Instead of placing a permanent restoration on the tooth, we can use a composite resin material to improve on the way it looks. We are also able to help with the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers only cover the front surface of a tooth being restored, so minimal changes to your enamel are required.
We Can Place A Same-Day Dental Crown To Restore Your Chipped Tooth
If your treatment calls for more than just cosmetic care, we can recommend a same-day dental crown produced at our office. The CEREC technology we use to produce our crowns can have a custom restoration ready for you in one day, and we can make sure it is the right color, shape, and size to look natural when you smile!
Your Austin, TX Dentist Is Ready To Help If You Chip Your Tooth
At our Austin, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help you if you chip, crack, or otherwise hurt a tooth. We can provide cosmetic and restorative dental work for different dental troubles, and we can offer important preventive services to help you maintain healthy and attractive teeth. To find out more, please contact Austin General Dentistry at 512-346-5540 to schedule a visit.