Fix a Chipped Tooth With An Emergency Dentist in Hernando County, Florida
Accidents happen and while no accident is fun, dental accidents can be extremely painful and debilitating. One minute you’re happily chewing on ice or a hard candy, the next you’re in excruciating pain because you have a chipped tooth! Ouch!
Depending on the level of chipping, you may get by for a while without being treated by a professional, but even the smallest chip can make it much more difficult to chew, talk, and function properly. Save yourself the discomfort and long-term issues with your teeth by calling The Dental and Denture Care Center in Brooksville today to schedule your appointment. If you need urgent care, we have emergency dental services available.
Have You Ever Wondered How A Chipped Tooth Is Treated?
Take a look at some of the options below:
Enamel and Bonding
Chipped teeth can range from tiny chips to an entirely cracked tooth. For smaller chips a procedure called “enameloplasty” is usually a good choice, all this requires of your dentist is to smooth the tooth down, much like using a nail file to smooth a small chip on your fingernail. Chips that are a bit larger are usually fixed with a process called “bonding.” Bonding a tooth requires your dentist to use an adhesive to attach a resin that is colored to match your tooth. Ultraviolet light is then used to cure the resin.
Crowns & Bridges
If your chip is larger than 50% of the tooth, this can be treated with permanent or temporary crowns. Permanent crowns can be made from porcelain, resin, metal, or ceramic and are designed to strengthen the tooth, making it structurally sound. If you are missing more than one tooth, dental bridges are often used to fill the space to keep the rest of your teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Root canals are needed when the chip in the tooth is large enough to reach the pulp which contains nerves and blood vessels. This level of injury is extremely painful and requires a visit to the emergency dentist at The Dental and Denture Care Center. In this case, it is essential that the tooth gets fixed before infection sets in. During the root canal procedure Dr. Juan C. Fabrega will remove dead pulp tissue and seal the tooth.
If you have multiple chipped or uneven teeth, The Dental and Denture Care Center can help you with that too! Dental veneers or “laminates,” are the perfect custom-made solution for a beautiful smile. During your veneer procedure, Dr. Juan C. Fabrega will first remove the enamel from the tooth. Next the veneer, a thin tooth-like shell, is slipped right over the natural tooth and bonded to the exterior of the tooth creating a durable and permanent surface. Veneers can be used to fix chipped teeth or gapped teeth.
Talk To Us About Repairing A Chipped Tooth Today
Chipped teeth and dental emergencies don’t have to sideline you from living life to the fullest. The Dental and Denture Care Center, serving Brooksville and Spring Hill communities, is here to help you create and maintain a radiant smile and good dental health. Call us today at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here to schedule your appointment to fix those chipped and uneven teeth. Emergency and after-hours emergency dentist appointments are also available for serious tooth injuries. Our team of dental experts are here to give you the best smile of your life and we are here to help.