Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body – even tougher than bones – many things can cause chipped and cracked teeth, including sports accidents and tripping.
There are various methods for fixing a chipped tooth, but most involve a visit to a dental clinic. The type of treatment will depend on where the chip is, if the tooth is badly damaged, and your general dental health.
To find out more about the various procedures to fix a chipped tooth, carry on reading.
Dental Filling or Bonding
A dental filling is a straightforward procedure used to fix a chip in tooth enamel. When the damage cannot be seen, for example, at the back of a front tooth or on teeth that aren’t visible when you smile, a dental filling is the usual technique used for repairs.
If the chip is on your front teeth, then a technique known as dental bonding may be used instead. To bond a tooth, the dentist will roughen its surface using either chemicals or gel before applying adhesive material mixed with resin on top. The dentist applies this pliable substance, which is then shaped. Over a short period of time, the material hardens to form a shiny new layer.
Your local dentist will perform these procedures in a dental office, typically in one visit lasting around 30 minutes. Fillings and bonding are among the cheapest techniques you can use to fix a chipped tooth at a dental clinic, with the average price around $200.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are known as indirect fillings and can also be used to fix a chipped tooth. These restorative procedures are used where damage is too large for a filling but too small for a crown. They provide a natural-looking, conservative solution that is durable and commonly used on the large teeth at the back of the mouth.
Inlays fill the area between the cusps of the tooth while, Onlays cover the cusps and the biting surface of the tooth.
A laboratory will have to make these restorations, so you will require two visits to the dentist—one to take impressions of your teeth and the next to have the restorations fitted. They cost anything between $250 – $1,500 each.
Dental Crown or Cap
A dental crown (also referred to as a ‘cap’ because it fits over the tooth) is another dental treatment that can repair chipped teeth. Crowns have a variety of uses in terms of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They are used in bridges and dental implants to replace teeth and cover chips, cracks, and damaged teeth. They also add strength to teeth that are weakened due to large areas of decay.
Dental crown procedures are relatively invasive to teeth as much of the tooth’s structure has to be removed for the crown to sit comfortably. The process is, therefore, permanent.
It generally takes two visits to the dentist—the first to take impressions of the teeth and the second to fit the custom crown. If you want a dental crown to fix your chipped tooth, be prepared to pay around $1,000 or more.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin covering the tooth’s front surface. With this solution, you can have a chipped tooth fixed and restored to look whole again.
During the procedure, the dentist will remove a layer from the tooth’s front surface so that the veneer will fit in line with your other teeth. This veneer process takes two visits to the dentist to make impressions and then the veneer(s) fitting. Veneers are among the most expensive dental procedures for fixing chipped teeth and cost upwards of $1,000 per tooth.
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While snap-on veneers don’t fix a chipped tooth, they do disguise it and allow you to transform your smile into one that looks like you’ve spent thousands of dollars on it. The beauty of using clip-on veneers is that you can wear them when it suits you.
We offer a choice of veneers suitable for daily or occasional use. Your teeth have no permanent changes made to them, and you don’t have to undergo any uncomfortable or time-consuming dental work. Furthermore, priced from $299, they are an inexpensive alternative to expensive dental clinic treatments.
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