Protecting A Vulnerable Chipped Tooth

As soon as you chip your tooth, you can be keenly aware that your smile is not going to be the same. While you can be less sure about the impact this harm will have on your oral health, you can be understandably worried about the impact of an injury on your well-being, too. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can provide you with beneficial treatment to cover damage and address any potential active problems. The severity of chipping can determine how we respond to it. For a less serious injury, we can recommend a more conservative cosmetic dental procedure. If the issue is more serious, we can instead discuss restoring your tooth with a custom crown.

Dental Damage Can Be Uncomfortable And Embarrassing

Any dental injury, even a relatively minor one, can cause you embarrassment and concern. The embarrassment over visible chips, cracks, and other damages are certainly understandable, as flaws can command attention and hurt your overall confidence in the way you look. You also need to worry about the impact that this harm will have on your tooth structure. Without treatment, the damage can worsen, and that can lead to more issues with both your appearance and well-being!

Using A Custom Veneer To Hide Chips, Cracks, And Other Dental Injuries

When appropriate, we can make your treatment more conservative by using a porcelain veneer to cover a tooth that is chipped, or one that is damaged in some other way. What makes this different than treatment with a crown is that a veneer only has to cover the front surface of a tooth. That leaves the surrounding structure unchanged, reducing the amount of preparatory work required. Once in position, your veneer can help your tooth contribute positively to the appearance of your smile once again.

Why Injuries Sometimes Require Dental Crowns

If an injury is serious enough to affect your oral health, we can place a custom dental crown made with our CEREC technology. With CEREC crowns, we can actually cut down on the time it takes for your procedure, as we can have a lifelike, custom-made restoration ready in just one appointment! We use digital technology to carefully measure teeth and design crowns that will be used to cover them. Because these crowns are made with a lifelike ceramic, this work takes care of your smile as well as your oral health.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Restoring Your Chipped Tooth!

Talking to your dentist about a chipped tooth can lead to important treatment. It can lead to lasting results from a procedure that is surprisingly conservative, and it can ensure you have no issues after your appointment. To find out more about how we can help you, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.