Sometimes accidents can result in a damaged or chipped tooth. In these cases, it is important to explore your treatment options to address a chipped tooth or teeth as soon as possible. At Greenway Dental Care, Dr. Richard Keech provides comprehensive solutions for patients with chipped teeth.
Dr. Keech works with patients to assess their needs and build personalized treatment plans. If you are seeking treatment for a chipped tooth in Fayetteville, Arkansas, call (479) 217-3178 or request a consultation with Dr. Keech on our website.
Learn more about your treatment options and what to do immediately after you have chipped a tooth below.
What to Do if You Have a Chipped Tooth
If you have just chipped a tooth, contact Greenway Dental Care as soon as possible. Dr. Keech can help you restore your smile in no time. Before arriving at your appointment, cover any exposed areas of the tooth with a soft protective covering. If you are experiencing swelling, use a cold compress. To avoid tooth sensitivity, do not eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages, and do not chew near the chipped tooth or area of damage.
Treating Chipped Teeth
The type of treatment you receive for a chipped tooth depends on the damaged area and the extent of the damage. Some of the most common solutions for chipped teeth include:
Dental Bonding: Bonding addresses large chips and fractures in the tooth. Dr. Keech uses a tooth-colored filling material to add structure to the tooth. This material is shaped, molded, and cured to blend in with your natural smile.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are sometimes recommended for more extensive areas of dental damage. Dental veneers are composite or porcelain shells that are adhered to the front and sides of the teeth. Because they are crafted from porcelain ceramic, our dental veneers reflect light and look like natural teeth.
Dental Crowns: A dental crown can be used to address large areas of tooth damage. A crown acts as a cap that can cover a chipped or damaged tooth. Modern dental crowns are indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.