Don’t stress over a chipped tooth

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?

  1. 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.
  2. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever and rinse with salt water to relieve pain.
  3. 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.