A single chipped tooth needs care and repair to prevent tooth decay from forming in the chipped tooth enamel. This can often be accomplished by having your Alan L. Nix DDS dentist apply a single filling. However, there are some instances where multiple teeth can get chipped. This might be a result of grinding your teeth or an accidental blow to the face. Dr. Alan Nix can offer several options for repairing one or more chipped teeth.
Should a large chip compromise a significant amount of tooth enamel, your dentist will likely recommend restoring all of the tooth enamel with a dental crown. If one or more teeth are deeply chipped and are causing you pain, he might need to perform a root canal to remove the damaged internal structures of the tooth before fitting it with a crown.
If you have small chips on multiple teeth in your smile, we might be able to fit you for a set of porcelain dental veneers. These are porcelain shells that cover the faces of the teeth. They will effectively address the chips while also giving you a white and winning smile.
If you have chips on one or more teeth, you should call Alan L. Nix DDS at 972-563-7633 to explore your treatment and repair options in Terrell, Texas.