Treatment Options For Chipped Teeth

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Chipped teeth are a very common occurrence among children and adults. In fact, there are more ways than one on how it can happen. The most common reason is some kind of trauma to the tooth. Reconstruction can be determined depending on how big the damage is. Your dentist will inform you about the best procedure to correct the problem. Here are the common solutions for teeth reconstruction: Dental bonding, enamel reshaping, dental veneers or porcelain veneers. In some cases, it might be large enough to need a crown or even an extraction.

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Treatment Options For Chipped Teeth

  1. 1. Treatment Options For Chipped Teeth
  2. 2. Chipped teeth The St James Dental Group• Chipped teeth are a very common occurrence among children and adults. In fact, there are more ways than one on how it can happen.• The most common reason is some kind of trauma to the tooth. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  3. 3. Seeking a dental professional The St James Dental Group• Most people will seek a dental professional if a large portion of the tooth has fractured or if they feel pain or discomfort. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  4. 4. Seeking a dental professional The St James Dental Group• It’s an emergency; but a lot of people will ignore it if it’s a small chip, not realizing that it could be more damaging than it is actually showing. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  5. 5. Feeling self-conscious The St James Dental Group• Also in terms of cosmetics, broken or chipped teeth are not attractive. It makes you feel self-conscious about your smile.• If you see that you start to smile less, or cover your mouth when you smile, then you need to see your dental provider. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  6. 6. Reconstruction The St James Dental Group• Reconstruction typically, does not take long period of time to treat.• A single visit to your dentist can easily resolve it. In some cases, your dentist may find an underlying problem and advise you on further procedures needed. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  7. 7. You should not take it lightly The St James Dental Group• That is why you should not take it lightly if there has been an injury to your dentitions, whether small or large. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  8. 8. Treatment options available The St James Dental Group• Reconstruction can be determined depending on how big the damage is.• Your dentist will inform you about the best procedure to correct the problem. Here are the common solutions for teeth reconstruction: http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  9. 9. Dental bonding The St James Dental Group• Dental bonding. This is the best and most common way to reconstruct a minor chipped tooth. A tooth-colored resin is added to Dental bonding Whitening done prior http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  10. 10. Enamel reshaping The St James Dental Group• Enamel reshaping. This procedure is usually combined with dental bonding. A small portion of the enamel is taken off to smooth the small imperfections. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  11. 11. Dental veneers The St James Dental Group• Dental veneers. This is composed of a thin porcelain material. It is used when the chipped area is bigger and can’t be corrected by dental bonding. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  12. 12. Dental veneers The St James Dental Group• This is usually used on the front teeth, although sometimes it is used on bicuspids for aesthetic reasons http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  13. 13. Dental veneers The St James Dental Group• Veneers are bonded on the surface of the tooth and they restore the dentitions to even better than how your own teeth used to look like. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  14. 14. Root canal The St James Dental Group• Root canal. If you have pain, then most likely the chipped area is extended to the nerve and the nerve could be exposed. This situation calls for a root canal procedure. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  15. 15. Root canal The St James Dental Group• Sometimes you may not have any pain, but the nerve has still been affected by the injury and will need to have the root canal treatment done. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  16. 16. Tooth extraction The St James Dental Group• Tooth extraction. Sometimes there is no option but to extract. Most dentists do not like recommending teeth to be extracted especially if it is a permanent one. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  17. 17. Tooth extraction The St James Dental Group• If the fracture is in a way that tooth is not savable, then there is no choice. But, do not worry. Modern dentistry has come a long way. You can do an implant or you can do a bridge to replace the missing tooth. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  18. 18. Ask a professional The St James Dental GroupTreatment Options For Chipped Teeth Contact us http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Thank You! 323-771-7254 http://www.dentistcudahyca.com

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