What do I do if I chipped my tooth?
Chipped, fractured, or cracked teeth should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid infection, further damage, or tooth loss. Although most chipped teeth cases don’t always generate pain, it is important to visit the dentist right away to avoid further complications.
Planning Your Treatment
At Fullerton Craft Smiles in Fullerton, CA, Dr. Krutav Patel and Dr. Kush Patel offer a full range of dental services to address a variety of dental concerns. If you have chipped a tooth, we suggest you contact our Fullerton dental office as soon as possible for the treatment you need. During your appointment, Dr. Patel will asses the severity and location of your tooth damage to determine the best treatment solution for your smile.
Dr. Patel will also determine if your tooth damage is caused by an underlying dental problem or a singular event. Once your consultation and examination are completed, Dr. Patel will decide whether dental veneers, dental bonding, or a dental crown is right for you.
Solutions For Chipped Teeth
Dental Bonding: dental bonding is a quick, effective solution for treating minor damage to the teeth. Dental bonding can be used to treat fractured teeth, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, and minor alignment problems. Dental bonding is performed using a tooth-colored resin that can be color matched and shaped to blend with your natural smile.
Dental Crown: A dental crown acts as a “cap” to cover the damaged portion of a tooth. A dental crown can also be used to address the following:
- Decayed tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to support a dental bridge
At Fullerton Craft Smiles, we use high-quality ceramic and porcelain dental crowns. Your dental crown will be color matched to blend with your natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, durable ceramic shells that are bonded to the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to:
- Address gapped teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Address misshapen teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
Schedule An Appointment
To schedule an appointment, call (714) 888-7008 or schedule an appointment online.