Chipped Teeth

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Unfortunately our front teeth are exposed not only when we smile, but when we suffer an impact to the face or mouth. This can mean chipped teeth that can be unattractive, but also less functional and may be sensitive as well. Another common cause of chipped teeth is the use of your teeth as bottle openers, nut crackers, or in place of other tools.
Fortunately, chipped teeth can be treated with either dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

Dental bonding is preferred for people who are looking to have their chipped tooth corrected in one visit or who are primarily concerned with getting a less expensive treatment option.

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand are the preferred chipped tooth treatment for people who want a long-lasting solution to a chipped tooth. Porcelain veneers also tend to give a more attractive result and have the power to whiten a tooth that has become discolored as a result of the injury that chipped it.

When considering correction of chipped teeth, it's important to evaluate your bite. If your bite is not balanced, it can put disproportionate force on the chipped tooth and lead to early failure of the restoration. In this case, it may be best to consider TMD treatment before or at the same time as chipped teeth correction.

A cosmetic dentist can give you a personal recommendation about treating your chipped tooth or teeth. Please contact Terry Bass, DDS near Edmond, Oklahoma for an appointment.