Repairing A Chipped Tooth

added on: August 18, 2011

Depending on the location of the chip and its size, repairing a chipped tooth can be done with tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer.

Tooth bonding is used for different needs but most commonly for repairing chipped teeth. Today’s bonding materials are made from high-density plastics called composite resin and have a far more natural look and feel than materials used in years past.

In some cases, a porcelain veneer may be advised due to the location of the chip, which has the veneer covering the entire front of the tooth like a thin shell. Porcelain is a durable, hard material, yet provides a highly natural look and luminosity, reflecting light even as a natural tooth. Each is created to Dr. Barbat’s precise specifications of shape and shade so it is an exact match to surrounding teeth.

Chipped teeth are vulnerable to decay and need protection. Discuss your options with Dr. Barbat in a consultation appointment so she can answer your questions.