You’re out to eat with all your pals sipping on an icy cold beverage. Your drink is empty so you start to chew on the ice cubes when you chip a tooth. What do you do?
- Make an appointment at Jackson Dental. With state-of-the-art technology and expertise, we can have your smile looking whole and natural again in no time.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever and rinse with salt water to relieve pain.
- Avoid eating hard foods and biting down on the tooth. Instead, choose soft foods that require little to no chewing.
Treatment for a broken tooth varies depending on how badly the tooth is damaged. Here are a few ways your dentist may repair it.
Bonding: Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material using high-intensity light.
Crowns: A dental crown is a cover or “gap” that can be placed over a tooth so that it looks natural.
Veneers: Dental veneers are slim, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. They can help treated chipped, broken, discolored or small teeth.
Dental Implants: If the tooth is not repairable, dental implants might be an option. These are artificial teeth that bond to the natural bone.
Don’t let a chipped tooth keep your smile from shining bright. Give us a call today at 573-243-5200.