All it takes is one flawed tooth to disrupt the overall quality of your smile. Problems with dental damage can have different consequences. A serious tooth injury can create obvious oral health concerns, and it can put you at risk for losing a tooth. With that said, a “minor” chip in your enamel can still be a serious issue, particularly if it is in a visible area. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we offer services for chipped teeth that can improve your appearance. A conservative cosmetic dental procedure can put this problem behind you while minimizing changes to your enamel.

A “Minor” Dental Injury Can Be A Big Deal

If people can see that your tooth is chipped, it can cause a big disruption that hurts the quality of your smile. When it comes to the overall quality of your smile, it is hard to overstate the importance of symmetry. Even a small chip creates a difference that disrupts this, leading to a less attractive appearance. You also need to worry about the chip itself attracting unwanted attention. Of course, if you have not had the problem evaluated, you run the risk of ignoring a problem that is actually more serious than you realize, which can lead to bigger issues over time.

Choosing The Right Cosmetic Procedure

We can talk with you about using a porcelain veneer to restore your tooth, or we can make plans to move forward with tooth bonding treatment. The bonding treatment is less involved, and it can be completed in a shorter time. The application of composite resin will hide damage. This procedure can also help by changing the color of a dull or discolored tooth, hiding a crack, or reshaping a tooth that generally looks out of place when you smile. Porcelain veneers can take longer to place, and they can call for more preparatory work. The benefit to this approach is that we can provide more durable results.

What Can I Do About A More Serious Chip Or Crack?

If your tooth injury is more serious than you realized, it may be necessary to restore it with a dental crown. What makes this approach different is that a crown provides functional support as well as esthetic benefits. We will make sure that the crown fits properly, that it is secure when in position, and that it is up to the task of absorbing bite pressure.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Restoring Your Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth may not be a threat to your oral health, but it can still be a big issue for your smile. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can make plans to restore the tooth so that this is no longer a concern for you. We can also make plans to treat you if you have a more serious issue with a dental injury. If you would like to find out more, please contact Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227!