Reshaping A Chipped Tooth

It only takes on small change in your smile to radically affect your confidence in how you look. One reason is that a person’s smile is often a prominent feature, and can attract considerable attention from others. Another is that symmetry is an important feature, so one change can cause issues with its overall look. Because of these issues, and because dental injuries can change your bite function and oral health, you should have them evaluated. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can talk with you about addressing a chip, crack, or other form of damage with an effective treatment. That may mean cosmetic dental work, but in some cases it can be necessary to use a dental crown to provide the right support.

One Chip In One Tooth Can Dramatically Change Your Smile

A single chip in a tooth can seriously alter your confidence in your smile. After all, the damage disrupts its symmetry, making it look awkward and less attractive. It can also give off the impression that you have poor oral health, and it can attract an undesirable degree of attention. The good news is that an injury is treatable. Depending on what state your tooth is in, we will look at options that include cosmetic work with veneers or the placement of a custom dental crown. While a crown requires more preparatory work and more changes to your tooth structure, we can make sure that your tooth is supported and that you have the support required to make biting and chewing possible.

Planning Treatment To Hide Dental Damage

Through the placement of a porcelain veneer, we can hide dental damages while only making conservative changes to your tooth structure. Veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to cover the front surfaces of teeth. Upon placement, they can hide chips and cracks, restore a tooth’s overall shape, improve on its size, and even hide problems with poor spacing. For people embarrassed by discoloration, this can also help to cover up blemishes and make sure your smile color is uniform.

With a custom dental crown, we can take on dental injuries that make it harder to bite and chew, as well as those that leave your enamel in a vulnerable state. Because we use CEREC technology to produce our crowns, we can have them ready for our patients in as little as one visit!

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Treatment For Your Chipped Tooth

With the right approach to smile care, we can address problems with teeth that are misshapen due to naturally occurring flaws, or due to past dental damage. What can surprise you is how much good a single procedure can do for positively changing your appearance and—when necessary—your oral health. If you would like to find out more, please call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.