Chipping a tooth can happen to anyone at any time. There are several incidents that can cause this to happen such as a direct hit to the mouth, using your teeth to open packages and other items (this is a huge no-no) or chewing on bones, nuts, ice and other items that are very dense and difficult to bite through. Whatever the reason, It can cause you immediate pain and at least, make you feel very self-conscious depending on the location of the tooth that's been chipped.
Fixing a chipped tooth as quickly as possible is important. You want to ensure the chip doesn't cause further problems or get worse if you keep chewing things before it has been properly repaired. Make an appointment as soon as possible when you experience a chipped tooth.
A cracked or chipped tooth can often be fixed by a process called dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored plastic adhesive that Complete Family Dentistry- Coconut Creek will shape and polish to match the surrounding teeth. Dental bonding is relatively painless and is usually performed without anesthesia. The bonding material is applied to the teeth and shaped to fit and an ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden it into place. A dental bonding procedure on one tooth takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and we do this procedure during the week as well as on Saturdays in our Coconut Creek office.
It may take a day or two before you're able to see your dentist and explore a restoration. In the meantime, you can care for your chipped tooth by taking over-the-counter pain medication to keep the pain and swelling to a minimum. Remember, our office at Complete Family Dentistry in Coconut Creek has Saturday hours to meet your chipped tooth and other emergency repair needs.
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