Chipping or fracturing a tooth is never a pleasant experience. After all, keeping your smile looking great takes a lot of work, and to have all of that undone by a chip or crack is frustrating.
So if you do find yourself in a situation where you end up with a tooth getting injured, Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula recommends you consider some of the procedures below as options for fixing your chipped or broken teeth.
This is one the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in the country. It’s very affordable and can be completed in one visit with Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula. It works by using a pliable resin that’s applied to your teeth, shaped, then hardened and polished until it matches the size, shape, and color of your surrounding teeth. However, for larger fractures or cracks it’s not as effective.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the surface of your teeth. They take a couple of appointments to complete, but once they’re in place your teeth will look brand new. Veneers cover chips and fractures, in addition to instantly whitening your teeth.
Crowns are another very popular option for fixing chipped teeth, especially if the tooth is chipped near it’s biting surface. Crowns are just caps for teeth and are put in place with cement. They take a while to complete as well since they have to be made at a dental lab. However, they’re great at restoring the look, function, and feel of natural teeth.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call today at 215-660-3636.