Reshaping A Chipped Tooth To Restore Your Appearance

Your entire smile can be changed when an injury affects a single tooth. As durable as dental enamel can be, many people have found themselves staring unhappily at a tooth that becomes chipped after biting into something hard, or after experiencing a physical injury. If you have a chipped tooth, you can be relieved to know that our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to help you deal with it, so you can go back to feeling fully confident in your smile! We can examine the tooth, and determine how to best deal with the damage. By performing a bonding treatment, your dentist can subtly correct the shape of your tooth so the chip is no longer visible.

Reshaping A Tooth Through Dental Bonding

Dental bonding does not require a restoration to change your appearance. Instead, your dentist will use a composite resin material to make corrections. The material is applied to the surface of your tooth, then used to improve the appearance of your tooth. The material is durable, and does a remarkable job imitating your natural tooth structure. To ensure your tooth once again blends in with the rest of your smile, the material is tinted to match the color of surrounding teeth.

Reviewing Your Other Cosmetic Treatment Options

You have other options available to you when it comes to correcting a tooth that has been chipped, cracked, or altered by long-term wear and tear. You can discuss having a custom veneer crafted, and put in place to hide the damage. Veneers are strong enough to retain their shape and appearance for many years, and they can do expert work in correcting the look of a problem tooth. If your dental harm is more serious, it may be appropriate to place a dental crown, which can fully cover your tooth.

Can A Chip In My Tooth Be An Oral Health Problem?

It is possible that a chipped tooth will require more than just cosmetic dental work. Fortunately, this does not mean there is nothing that we can do to improve your smile! At our practice, we can create single-visit dental crowns that are able to provide cosmetic and restorative benefits. When your crown is made and placed, you can be delighted to see how your smile is improved, and you can  trust the tooth to hold up against biting and chewing pressure.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Dealing With A Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth can be unsightly, embarrassing, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be easily addressed! At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, you can enjoy great cosmetic dental care when you need to do something about your smile. For more information, or to learn more about the other services we provide, please contact our Rochester, MN dentist’s office at (507) 281-3659.