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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How Can my Chipped Tooth be Fixed?

Although tooth enamel is a tough mineral casing, it can chip and break through trauma or misuse. Chipped and broken teeth are more susceptible to further damage or infection and should be fixed immediately.

If the chipped teeth are visible when you smile, one excellent solution is to apply porcelain veneers. If the damaged tooth is in the back and out of the smile line, a porcelain crown may be used. Regardless of where the tooth is, a porcelain inlay or onlay could fill the chip invisibly. The choice of solution would depend on the size of the chip as well as the location of the tooth.

Our CEREC technology
The porcelain color is matched to your natural tooth color and the chosen restoration can be placed in one visit. Most cosmetic dentists would need you to come for two visits, but our CEREC technology is a chairside system that digitally images your teeth, designs the needed restoration, and mills the porcelain to make it.

From your dental chair, you can see the computer monitor, and can watch your dentist using the software to plan and shape your veneers, crown, or filling. You will know ahead of time how it will look. Be sure and give this porcelain restoration the same good daily care that you give your natural teeth, and it will serve you for many years.

If you are in the Chicago area and need to fix a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth, please call or email us, and we will set up a consultation for you. We hope to work with you soon.

posted by Patti at 12:59 PM

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