Repairing a Chipped Tooth: Your Path to a Flawless Smile | Dr. Ashley Fagan

A chipped tooth can be more than just uncomfortable; it can also be embarrassing. But fear not, as there are several solutions available to fix this issue. At La Luxe Dental, we assess each case individually to recommend the most suitable solution for your needs. Here are three options we may offer:

  1. Dental Bonding: This is an excellent choice for minor cosmetic chips. During the bonding process, we roughen the remaining enamel on the tooth to enhance the adhesion of the composite material. The composite is then shaped to fill in the chip and hardened with a dental curing light, instantly solidifying the material. With proper care, bonding can last up to ten years.
  2. Porcelain Veneers: For more extensive damage or fully cracked teeth, veneers may be the ideal solution. Veneers are also recommended if you’ve chipped a tooth multiple times or desire to enhance its color. These thin porcelain shells cover the front surface of your teeth, providing both a natural appearance and strength comparable to natural enamel. The process involves removing a small amount of tooth structure, taking impressions, and placing temporary veneers until the permanent ones are ready. Once the permanent veneers are applied, you’ll enjoy a flawless smile.
  3. Dental Crowns: When a significant portion of the tooth is missing or damaged, dental crowns are an effective solution. Crowns, or “caps,” restore the tooth’s shape, size, and function, preventing further damage from decay or exposed nerves. This option is particularly suitable for teeth that cause discomfort while chewing or drinking.

If you’ve chipped a tooth, don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer personalized treatment plans to address your specific needs and restore your oral health. At La Luxe Dental, we’re committed to helping you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.

La Luxe Dental of Washington DC
Phone: 202-918-1204
1050 First St NE Ste 101
Washington , DC 20002

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