A tooth can be chipped from biting down on something hard or as a result of an impact. The chip might feel rough against your cheek or tongue, but the damage might not be severe enough to cause pain. However, without the right chipped tooth treatment, a chip can lead to more serious problems, including cracks, decay, and infection. We can help you find the best treatment for your chipped tooth and protect your smile. Treatment includes:
- Enamel contouring, which can be a great option for smoothing out minor chips and eliminating small rough spots
- Dental bonding, which uses tooth-colored composite materials to restore small areas of damage
- Dental filling, which might be necessary if the damaged area is larger
If the damage is more severe, we may recommend an inlay, onlay, or dental crown. These restorations cover a more significant area of the tooth and can protect the tooth better if it has been cracked, fractured, or if a cusp has been broken.
In most cases, a chipped tooth can be repaired in a single appointment, and you can use your tooth as soon as you leave our office. Call us to schedule your appointment with our expert in emergency dentistry in LA.