A chipped tooth is more than a cosmetic concern. Of course, it can detract from your smile, but it also leaves your tooth vulnerable to further fracture and opens it up to bacteria and infection.
At Fox View Dental, your Green Bay, WI dentist offers solutions to repair your chipped tooth while enhancing your smile and protecting your oral health.
Solutions for a Chipped Tooth
In some cases, if a chip is especially tiny, we can bond it with composite resin. Composite is the same material we use for tooth-colored fillings.
Your dentist spreads the composite over the chip and uses a special light to set the material. This is an inexpensive solution, and the composite is shaded to match your teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket that fits over a prepared tooth. The crown is always customized to fit your tooth, and it is colored and shaped to look like adjacent teeth.
Our quality dental crowns in Green Bay provide a safety zone between your chipped tooth and bite force, allowing you to enjoy meals without concern for further breakage.
Lowering Your Risks for Tooth Chips and Fractures
A tooth chip occurs for a variety of reasons. For example, it may be that you’ve bitten into something hard or bumped your tooth accidentally during physical activity.
We recommend not biting into hard candies or ice. We also suggest wearing a mouthguard if you play sports.
Additionally, if you grind and clench your teeth, a habit called bruxism, it’s important to wear a nightguard to prevent chips and fractures. Your De Pere dentist offers custom nightguards in our dental office.
Restore Your Smile with a Cosmetic Dentist in Green Bay, WI
If you have a chipped or fractured tooth, contact our dental office today for an appointment. We can discuss the options with you and help you make an informed decision for your smile.