Repairing a Chipped Tooth: Your Options Explored | Dentist in 38501

Dentist Cookeville

Chipping a tooth can be an unwelcome experience, but rest assured, there are several ways to address it. At Westside Dental Studio, we tailor our recommendations to suit your individual needs. Here are three potential solutions we may offer:

  1. Dental Bonding: For minor cosmetic chips, dental bonding is often a quick and effective solution. During the bonding process, we roughen the remaining enamel on the tooth to enhance adhesion. Then, composite material is applied and shaped to replace the chip before being hardened with a dental curing light. With proper care, bonding can last up to ten years.
  2. Porcelain Veneers: In cases of more extensive damage or if you’re seeking to address both aesthetic and structural concerns, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Veneers cover the front surface of your teeth, providing a natural appearance and strength comparable to that of natural enamel. After preparing the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel, we take the impression to craft a custom veneer. Once ready, the permanent veneer is placed, providing a beautiful, long-lasting solution.
  3. Dental Crowns: For significant damage or when a large portion of the tooth is missing, dental crowns are often recommended. These “caps” cover the entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, and function. Crowns are particularly beneficial when there’s pain while chewing or drinking due to damage or decay. They offer a durable solution to preserve the tooth’s integrity and prevent further issues.

If you’ve chipped a tooth, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Westside Dental Studio. We offer a range of solutions tailored to address your specific oral health needs. Our team will work closely with you to create a personalized plan for restoring your smile and ensuring your dental well-being. Schedule an appointment with us today to explore your options and take the first step toward a healthier, happier smile.

Westside Dental Studio
Phone: 931-303-0004
233 N Peachtree Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501