How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Teeth frequently crack when they make contact with hard objects, especially when they are weakened by decay. If you discover that you have chipped a tooth, there is no need to be alarmed; an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist like Dr. Robert Rioseco can use a variety of methods to make strong repairs that look natural. It is important to contact a dentist promptly when you notice part of your tooth is missing—allowing the tooth to remain untreated can leave it vulnerable to developing severe problems that may be more painful and costly, as well as time consuming to fix.

The first step in fixing a chipped tooth is examining the injury and determining the health of the tooth. Depending on the degree of damage sustained, Dr. Rioseco will use either direct bonding, a porcelain veneer, or a porcelain crown to achieve restored form and function:

If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth, we encourage you to contact The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rioseco. He can examine the tooth and explain which dental treatments are most in line with your needs, priorities, and aesthetic goals.