When you chip a tooth, you really don’t have an excuse to not get it fixed. The different options are affordable, quick, and help restore the integrity of the affected tooth.
But how do you know which of the solutions for chipped teeth is right for you? Well, the first step – aside from contacting Dr. Singh and Dr. Sheth at Gurusharan Singh Seven Days in Indianapolis, Indiana – is to do the research necessary to inform yourself about your options.
These are just a few of the options you have.
Dental bonding is a popular choice for those with smaller chips or cracks. It’s a process where a resin is used to fill in the cracks, or in the case of a chip, is used to recreate that part of the tooth. Once our dentist gets the resin into the right position so it looks completely natural, the resin is hardened with a UV light. It’s then polished to match the exact color and texture of your surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns might be the most popular method for fixing broken teeth. If your chip is particularly large, you may want to look into crowns. They’re essentially caps that fit over the top of a broken tooth, restoring both its looks and function.
This is a bit far for a chipped tooth, but if your tooth was damaged severely, an implant may be a good choice. The chipped tooth is removed, a titanium post is inserted where the tooth was, and covered with a crown to make it look like a real tooth.
You have a lot of choices to help deal with any kind of chipped tooth. To learn more, call us at 317-893-2700.