Your teeth are made from the strongest substance in your body. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean they are invincible. Your teeth can suffer damage or injury from time to time. One of the most common types of dental damage is a chipped tooth. While you may be concerned about the aesthetic consequences of a chipped or broken tooth, it can also put you at a greater risk of decay and infection. At Short Pump Family Dentistry, we offer excellence when it comes to chipped tooth repair. Regardless of your age or the severity of the damage, we are equipped to provide prompt and seamless solutions to restore your smile.
Whether you had a bad fall or you bit down on something too hard, a tooth can crack, chip or even break off under excessive pressure. When the outer enamel layer of a tooth is compromised, however, the tooth is more vulnerable to sensitivity, decay and other problems. It can also be painful to tolerate as your tongue or cheek rubs against the sharp or jagged edge of a chipped tooth. Therefore, it is important to let us know as soon as possible if you’ve damaged a tooth. We reserve time in our daily schedules to treat dental emergencies.
Depending on the location and depth of your tooth damage, Dr. Tse will recommend a natural-looking and lasting repair. Minor cracks and chips may be restored with simple dental bonding, which includes applying tooth-colored composite resin to quickly rebuild your tooth structure. More substantial fractures may require a full dental crown or root canal if the tooth nerves have been affected.
Regardless of what your smile repair entails, you can trust us for comfortable and personalized care every step of the way. We are experts at addressing your dental needs, but we also tend to your concerns beyond your oral health. Short Pump Family Dentistry offers services to ease your schedule as well as protect your budget.
To schedule chipped tooth repair for yourself or a member of your family, call (804) 326-5426 today to schedule an appointment with Richmond’s most trusted dentist.