Fixing a Chipped Tooth

Accidents happen, and if you've chipped a tooth, you know the discomfort it can cause. A damaged tooth can cause pain, reduce functionality, and hinder the appearance of your smile, but your dentist, Dr. Sheela Neral, has offices in Farmington Hills, and Sterling Heights, MI,  where you can make an appointment to repair your chipped tooth with a dental crown or veneers.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps, custom made in our Farmington Hills, or Sterling Heights, MI office, and they cover the damaged portion of your tooth. Your dentist will buff the surface of your tooth to accommodate a crown, which is secured using a permanent adhesive so your crown is durable and functional and fits seamlessly.

By concealing the chip in your tooth, a dental crown improves the appearance of your tooth, so it looks attractive and natural and also improves its functionality. You will be able to bite, chew, and brush easier, and won't feel the discomfort or pain of a jagged or damaged tooth.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers may be a good option if you have multiple chipped teeth. Veneers, custom made to fit your mouth, are attached to the front of your natural teeth using strong cement. Veneers cover your entire set of teeth so they match perfectly and look straight, even, and attractive. Like a crown, veneers require no removal and are essentially permanent.

Do I need to fix my chipped tooth if it isn't uncomfortable?

Even if you aren't bothered by the appearance of a chipped tooth, you should have your dentist examine it as it could weaken your tooth or lead to bacterial growth and decay. Your dentist may need to take an x-ray to examine the degree of the damage so they can determine the best solution.

Don't let a chipped tooth go untreated. Make an appointment with Dr. Neral by calling our Farmington Hills, MI, office at 248-888-0364 or our Sterling Heights, MI, office at 586-268-1040.

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