If you chip your tooth, you may be more concerned with your appearance than with the actual health of the tooth. It is possible that the damage is only cosmetic, which means restorative dentistry is not needed. With that said, you can also fail to recognize just how much trouble a “minor” injury can cause. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can examine a chipped tooth and see how it should be addressed. If the harm to the enamel is serious enough, we may need to restore it with a dental crown to keep it safe. For a relatively minor injury, we can instead move forward with cosmetic dentistry to give you back your confidence in your smile.

A Chipped Tooth Can Be More Than Just Trouble For Your Smile

When you have a chipped tooth that is difficult to hide while you speak, or whenever you smile, you can be eager to take care of the problem. You may be less concerned about damage if the tooth is not important to your appearance. This does not mean you should only make a dental visit a priority if you have concerns about your smile! You should have a tooth examined even if you are not concerned about the way you look. You may discover that the damage has left a tooth vulnerable, which means it could become infected or suffer more physical trauma.

Restoring Minor Chips And Cracks Through Cosmetic Work

If a review of your tooth does not reveal any reason to worry for your oral health, we can recommend cosmetic treatment to restore the way it looks. Through tooth bonding services, we are able to restore the shape, size, and color of teeth with composite resin. This process can be completed in just one appointment, as we do not have to create a custom restoration for your tooth. We also have the option of placing a porcelain veneer on your tooth to hide a chip. Veneers are the more durable treatment option, making them easier to count on for long-term improvements.

Restoring A Tooth So That You Can Safely Bite And Chew

If a tooth is at risk for more damage, or if it is vulnerable to infection, we can make plans to restore it with a custom dental crown. A crown can still help you feel better about your smile – when appropriate, we can recommend restorations made from lifelike materials. When a lifelike crown is placed, it can restore the appearance of your tooth while also giving it the functional support it requires.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist’s Office About Restoring A Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth is something that should not be ignored. By visiting our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office to discuss your injury, you can make sure your chipped tooth is properly cared for! To find out more, reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227.