I Chipped My Tooth. Now What?

July 3, 2018

Accidents and injuries can seemingly come out of nowhere. One minute you are watching a movie eating popcorn, and the next minute, you are in a whirlwind of panic because you have chipped a tooth. Tooth damage, especially a chipped tooth in the front of your smile, can feel like a disaster. The good news, however, is that there are ways to deal with tooth damage. In more severe situations, restorative treatments may be required to restore your smile’s health and appearance. In many situations though, some form of cosmetic dental treatment will be enough to get your smile back to usual. Your dentist in Olathe, KS, is prepared to help you face a chipped tooth or any kind of tooth damage you may need to deal with.

How Deep is the Damage?

If tooth damage goes beyond the surface of the tooth, it could be problematic for the internal structures and health of your tooth. The first thing your dentist will do will be to assess the damage. If it is deep and severe, your tooth may require a root canal treatment to disinfect and restore the tooth. In this situation, a dental crown may be necessary to protect the tooth. In less severe situations that still go deeper than the surface, a filling may be the way to restore the tooth.

Getting Your Tooth Back To Normal

Your dentist’s top priority will always be your health and the health of your smile. But the secondmost important priority will be making you feel comfortable and confident in your smile. A chipped tooth’s appearance can be restored using cosmetic bonding. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a bigger chip. Whatever method is used, a chipped repair can usually be repaired to look like a natural tooth.

We Can Help Repair a Chipped Tooth

Any form of tooth damage should be dealt with as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.