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Chipping a tooth isn’t a pleasant experience. For one thing, it hurts! But on top of that, chipping a tooth means that your once award-winning smile is now not-so-great. What can you do to fix it? Are you going to have to live with a chipped tooth the rest of your life, or are there other options available?

Luckily, the answer to that question is yes. Dr. Steven Rodriguez & Associates are committed to providing great services for chipped teeth at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester in Manchester, Michigan. Let’s take a look at the options you have for caring for chipped teeth.

Bonding
Dental bonding is a popular choice for those with smaller chips or cracks. It’s a process where a resin is used to fill in the cracks, or in the case of a chip, is used to recreate that part of the tooth. Once our dentist gets the resin into the right position so it looks completely natural, the resin is hardened with a UV light. It’s then polished to match the exact color and texture of your surrounding teeth.

Crowns
Dental crowns might be the most popular method for fixing broken teeth. If your chip is particularly large, you may want to look into crowns. They’re essentially caps that fit over the top of a broken tooth, restoring both its looks and function.

Implants
This is a bit far for a chipped tooth, but if your tooth was damaged severely, an implant may be a good choice. The chipped tooth is removed, a titanium post is inserted where the tooth was, and covered with a crown to make it look like a real tooth.

You have a lot of choices to help deal with any kind of chipped tooth. To learn more, call us at 734-428-8000.