Once your tooth is chipped, it can remain visibly flawed, and it can be vulnerable to further harm. In other words, this is a problem that you should not ignore! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can make plans to effectively restore your injured tooth so that you no longer have to worry about its effect on your smile, or on its potential for suffering more damage. We can provide a custom dental crown that actually matches your enamel while providing the right support to make biting and chewing easier. When appropriate, we can also discuss treating dental injuries through more conservative cosmetic procedures.

How Concerned Should I Be About A Chipped Tooth?

If you have any kind of noticeable damage affecting your tooth, you should be concerned. When this kind of injury is not dealt with, there are several potential complications that you should know about. One is that further damage can occur, which can hurt your tooth’s health and appearance further. There is also the potential for the problem to lead to an infection, something that can have lasting consequences for you. Even if you think the problem is not serious, you should see your dentist so that the damage can be evaluated.

Receiving Your Custom Dental Crown

When a dental crown is needed to restore a tooth, we can provide one that covers it and keeps it safe while also preserving your smile. There are different material types that we use during care. A porcelain crown can be ideal when you have problems in a visible area, while back teeth that are harder to see can be protected with harder porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. The placement process requires two appointments. Your first visit gives us a chance to measure your tooth and determine what shape and size your crown should be, and to determine its appearance. We can also provide preparatory to make sure that the restoration fits. Once you return, you will have your permanent crown put in place!

Covering A Chipped Tooth Through Cosmetic Treatment

For milder damage that still attracts unwanted attention, we can recommend cosmetic dental services. Through the placement of a veneer or tooth bonding treatment, we can hide chips, cracks, and other conspicuous problems. While these services are only focused on changing your appearance and not your bite strength, they offer a more conservative approach to smile improvements.

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

Through the placement of a dental crown to restore a chipped tooth, we can help you recover from physical damage. This procedure can preserve your appearance as well as your bite strength, and it can offer lasting protection. If you would like to find out more, or if you have any questions about any other oral health matters, please contact Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227!