Chipped teeth can be the result of trauma or a bite problem and should be addressed by Dr. Carole or Dr. Robin Thoman as soon as possible to avoid further damage or even tooth loss. Depending on the size and location of the chip or crack in the tooth, we will recommend restorative dental treatment to stabilize the health of the tooth and restore natural aesthetics to your smile.
We will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and look for any instability in your bite that may be causing tooth damage if trauma has not occurred. A TMJ related disorder, teeth grinding and malocclusion can allow undue pressure to be placed on teeth, leading to chips, cracks and worn teeth over time. Drs. Carole and Robin Thoman can address both tooth damage and any underlying dental problems as needed to help you get back to smiling beautifully.
Treatment for Chipped Teeth
Treating chipped teeth will depend on the extent of the tooth damage as well as the possible need for addressing any bite related concerns. We offer comprehensive care for your needs and will discuss all the recommended treatment with you for your consideration.
- Tooth bonding: Drs. Thoman and Thoman are experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists and can repair tooth damage using composite resin tooth bonding. Color matched to your smile and expertly sculpted to your teeth, tooth bonding will stabilize the integrity of your damaged tooth and can last for up to 10 years with good oral hygiene and dental care.
- Dental crowns: if there is concern about the structure and long-term stability of a damaged tooth, a dental crown can be placed to restore both function and aesthetics.
- Porcelain veneers: for patients seeking a more permanent and highly customizable solution for damaged teeth, we can place porcelain veneers. Highly durable and natural looking, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration and will last for many years with good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.
If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked or worn in appearance, contact our Indianapolis dental office to schedule a visit with Dr. Carole or Dr. Robin Thoman. We accept new patients and provide complete dental care in one convenient location.