A Few Ways Teeth Get Chipped That Restorative Dentistry Can Fix

Tooth Bonding 3 in Racine, WI at North Bay Dental

It seems like just about everyone chips their teeth at some point or another. There are some situations where you may know your teeth could be at risk and then there are the unexpected accidents that can occur. If you’ve chipped your teeth, regardless of how, call North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326 for a restorative dentistry treatment to repair your damaged teeth!

With the help of our highly-skilled team, Dr. David R. Reesman and Dr. David Kemper have repaired countless smiles at our Racine, WI dentist office over the years. With our help, you could potentially:

  • Feel so confident about your fixed pearly whites that you may smile more than ever before
  • Make your best first impressions
  • Enjoy compliments about your smile from friends and family

Because every situation is unique and each patient has their own smile goals, we offer a few different options for repairing chipped teeth. So you can make an informed decision, we will discuss the various procedures that you have to consider and answer any questions you may have. Here are some of the treatments we use to repair and conceal chipped teeth:

  • Tooth bonding – this quick and painless procedure uses a tooth-colored material to rebuild the natural shape of your teeth in as little as one visit to our office
  • Dental crowns – in the case of severely chipped teeth, we can completely cap the damaged tooth with a crown that is color-matched to the rest of your chompers
  • Dental veneers – while typically reserved for cosmetic dentistry purposes, dental veneers can also be used to cover up chips and even strengthen teeth

To accommodate your busy schedule, we provide some flexible hours, including staying late until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Put Your Trust In Our Restorative Dentists To Fix Chipped Teeth

Nobody intentionally chips a tooth. Because chipped teeth occur due to accidents, the universe seems to be coming up with new ways of damaging smiles all the time. Regardless of how you chipped your tooth in the first place, we should be able to help you get it back to a healthy, beautiful shape.

Sports or other physical activities are possibly the most common cause of chipped teeth. If you chip a tooth accidentally while staying active, we’ll repair it for you and can even provide a custom athletic mouthguard so you can prevent a similar problem from occurring in the future.

Car accidents can also lead to chipped teeth, even in minor examples. You can even chip teeth when slamming on your brakes to avoid a collision.

Another common cause of chipped teeth is accidentally biting down on a hard food like an unpopped popcorn kernel at the movie theater. Chewing ice can have the same result.

If you are grinding your teeth due to stress, a TMJ disorder, or some other reason, you can also chip your teeth.

Something as simple as using your teeth to open a package or bottle or carry a small item can lead to damaged teeth.

What is meant to be a harmless practical joke, like a friend popping out from behind a corner to scare you, could also have unintended consequences that’ll send you to the dentist.

A tooth that has become weakened by cavities and other instances of tooth decay is also vulnerable to further dental damage compared to healthy teeth.

Going out with friends and unwinding after a stressful week with drinks at a bar or a party is a prime environment for chipping teeth as well. You’ll be taking a sip from a glass bottle, someone will lose their balance or greet you a little too enthusiastically and WHOOPS!

Playing sports isn’t the only situation where your children can chip their teeth. Playgrounds, trampolines, and bouncy houses are all common sites of damaged smiles for teens and children.

Regardless of the story behind your or your family member’s chipped teeth, we will help you get your smile back.

If there’s any chance of discomfort during a given procedure, we will numb your tooth with an anesthetic before we get started. We can also provide dental sedation to relieve your dental anxiety and offer various comfort options, such as:

  • Warm blankets
  • Soft pillows
  • Longer appointments by request

If there’s anything we can do to help you relax, just let us know!

Get your smile back by repairing your chipped teeth with restorative dentistry options at North Bay Dental! Call 262-417-7326, swing by our conveniently located Racine, WI dentist office in person, or use our online form to schedule or ask a friendly team member questions.

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