If you've recently chipped a tooth and are wondering how to replace a broken front tooth, you're in the right place. Depending on the size of the chip, there are several ways to repair it. If only a small portion of the tooth enamel has come off, the dentist can repair the damage with a filling. If the repair is on a front tooth or can be seen when smiling, the dentist will likely use a procedure called bonding, which uses a composite resin the color of the tooth.
To repair a small splinter, Dr. Huynh will perform a procedure called enamel plasty, which means we will simply smooth the area with a small polishing tool. Performing this procedure is safe and does not harm the tooth at all, because it does not pass through the enamel (the outermost surface of the tooth).If the chip is larger, your dentist may recommend a dental crown or veneer. A crown covers the entire visible part of your tooth and is usually made of porcelain or ceramic.
Veneers are thin shells that cover only the front of your teeth and are made of porcelain or composite resin. Adhesion is an excellent option if the chip has occurred in a small area of the tooth or if it is located on one of the upper front teeth. Bonding is a common repair method for broken or chipped teeth, especially small or less complicated chips. Your chipped tooth may not be an “emergency,” but the best way to proceed is to ask a professional to examine it. If you have fallen on your face, if you have received a blow or a blow to your face, if you have used your teeth to open some type of container (dentists want you to never do it, but many of us do it anyway), or even if you have bitten something especially hard, you can break or chip a tooth. If you have a chipped tooth and are looking for the best dentist in Mesa to fix it in a way that feels like it never happened, then come see Dr.
Huynh. There are a variety of ways to treat a broken tooth depending on the severity of the chipping or breakage, ranging from simple joints and veneers to caps or crowns and fillings. In the meantime, take an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, to reduce pain and inflammation, apply ice to the affected area on the outside of the cheek or face, and consider using temporary dental adhesive material or dental wax to cover the uneven edge of the tooth and prevent irritation of the tongue and gums until can go to the dentist to have your tooth repaired.