Chipped Tooth Repair in Boca Raton, FL
From smashing a cup into your teeth while you are drinking to chomping into a nut, at Ericsson Dental, a chipped tooth is one of the most common dental issues we see, and one of the most common issues that we repair.
In most cases, a chipped tooth doesn’t hurt, but is rather a nuisance. It can leave you feeling self-conscious and wondering if people are staring at that awkward chunk missing from your tooth every time you open your mouth. In more extreme cases, a chipped tooth can actually expose the nerve, which can result in searing pain in the mouth, in addition to the self-consciousness that the damage can cause.
Whether the damage to your tooth is minimal, yet unsightly, or you are experiencing pain, if you live in Boca Raton, FL, your first order of business is to call Ericsson Dental to schedule an appointment. Dr. Ericsson and his staff specialize in full mouth restorations and provide emergency dental services that will repair the damage to your chipped tooth in no time. Dr. Ericsson prides himself on providing pain-free results for all of his patients, including those who have chipped a tooth.
Procedures for Repairing a Chipped Tooth
Once you realize that you have chipped a tooth, you should schedule an appointment with Ericsson Dental as soon as possible. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner the damage can be repaired; which not only restores your confidence, but also prevents the on-set of additional damage.
During your initial appointment, Dr. Ericsson will assess your chipped tooth to determine how extensive the damage is. He and his staff will then determine the best treatment option to repair your chipped tooth and restore the beauty of your smile.
Depending on the extent of the damage, Dr. Ericsson will perform one of the following procedures to correct your damaged tooth:
- Dental Filling or Bonding – If only a small portion of your tooth has been damaged, Dr. Ericsson will likely recommend repairing the damage with a dental filling or bonding. For a chipped tooth located in the back of your mouth, a filling should repair the damage. If the chipped tooth is located near the front of your mouth, he may suggest bonding, which will not only prevent further damage, but will also improve the appearance of your smile.
- A Crown or a Veneer – Should the damage you sustained to the chipped tooth be significant, Dr. Ericsson will likely recommend repairing the damage with a either a crown or a porcelain veneer. These dental procedures are more permanent and form a more impenetrable bond between the tooth and irritants that can cause further damage to the tooth, such as food and beverages.
No matter how minor or severe your chipped tooth may be, you can count on Dr. Ericsson and the entire staff at Ericsson Dental to repair the damage that your tooth has sustained and restore the beauty of your smile.