Can you name one of the hardest surfaces of your body? It’s a no-brainer; the answer is simple: enamel. Teeth are one of the hardest parts of your body. However, chipped teeth are a common occurrence in a dental clinic. Falling, receiving a blow, or biting down on something hard – particularly if you have decay, can cause chipping. Now, you are left with a jagged tooth that aches profusely. Nonetheless, it’s not the end; modern dental technology allows us to overcome these challenges. Here are a few dental treatments for your chipped tooth.
Dental Fillings Or Bonding:
Bonding is a simple procedure with estimated costs ranging from $100-$1,000. The cost usually depends on the complexity of the procedure.
For bonding, the dentist normally doesn’t numb the tooth. The bonding material used by the dentist is a tooth-colored composite resin that can last up to a decade. Firstly, your dentist will use a gel or liquid to roughen the tooth, as this allows the tooth to adhere well to the bonding material. Then the dentist applies the bonding material to the tooth, over which the tooth color resin is applied. Once the resin is in place, the dentist will shape it to match the tooth’s structure. After the shaping is completed, the dentist uses a UV light to dry and harden the resin. Nonetheless, shaping can still occur after the resin has been dried, ensuring that the dentist shapes the resin to perfection.
Dental Veneer is a shell designed to cover your whole tooth with a thicker section to replace the chipped part of your tooth, especially your front teeth. It’s comparable to the sheath of the sword. A veneer is crafted from resin or ceramic that matches your tooth color. Veneer fabricated from quality material can serve you for about 30 years.
The dentist will scrape away a minimal enamel layer to make space for veneers, usually less than a millimeter. The dentist will then send an impression of your tooth to the laboratory to fabricate a veneer that will fit sublimely. Until then, the dentist will send you off with a temporary veneer. Later, in your next appointment, the dentist will again roughen and place the veneer on using an adhesive.
Dental Crown Or Onlays:
Onlays are the filling placed to reconstruct the shape of a crown. This is often done with molars, where strength is the requirement. However, at times, the tooth is badly damaged, or extensive decay hinders the reconstruction of the tooth. In such a scenario, the dentist will replace the crown of your tooth. Dental crowns are made from various substances such as ceramic, resin, or metal. The metal crown is the strongest. The price of the dental crown heavily depends on the crown material used.
Thanks to innovative dental treatment, chipped teeth will stop no one from smiling wide. Dentists at Brenham Family Dental will reconstruct your chipped tooth so flawlessly; that you wouldn’t be able to notice a difference. Hence, ring us at 979-421-9685 to know how we can help you out.