Old Settlers Dental | Round Rock, TX

I'm Frustrated with My Chipped Teeth. What Can I Do?

May 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. John Zavala, DDS
frustrated with chipped teeth | round tock tx dentist

It’s important to protect teeth, but sometimes day-to-day life causes them harm, often in the form of chipped teeth. You might bump your tooth on something, causing an unsightly scar in your tooth’s enamel. Which is why we recommend never using your teeth to open packages, bottles, or to chew on pens or pencils.

Perhaps the most common way to chip teeth, however, is because of a nighttime teeth grinding habit that chips away at the enamel.

Let’s Repair Those Chipped Teeth

A cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Round Rock, TX dental office will determine your options when it comes to regaining your smile. Here are some of the cosmetic improvements we offer.

Cosmetic dental bonding – Composite, made of microscopic glass particles and resin, is the durable material we use in tooth-colored fillings. It is with this versatile material that we can make small repairs to teeth, including filling in chips in teeth.

While cosmetic bonding cannot solve more significant cosmetic concerns, it is a reliable way to make small repairs with a natural result.

Dental veneers – If teeth are worn or short, dental bonding might not offer the stability necessary to achieve your goals for your smile. Porcelain veneers completely cover the front of your teeth with a strong restoration to improve the length and shape of damaged teeth.

Porcelain crowns – Posterior (back) teeth with damage need extra strength to withstand the forces of chewing. Dental crowns will ensure both aesthetic and function for a completely renewed smile.

Protecting Your Teeth and Dentistry

If you do grind your teeth, we may recommend a nightguard to protect your new smile. We will evaluate your need and come up with a cosmetic dentistry plan for you in our Round Rock, TX dental office.

Give us a call to book an appointment.

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