A Chipped Tooth: Avoidance, Treatment, Protection

Oh no! You have a chipped tooth and now your smile looks like something bad has happened, instead of looking lovely, serene, and uniform. What are you to do, you wonder? The good news here is that in most instances, chipping is esthetic, meaning it affects the way your smile looks but is not negatively influencing the state of your oral health. The bad news, of course, is that now you are upset with the way your smile appears. Ready for more good news? Our Cleveland, TX team offers the cosmetic care treatments that will repair that little concern of yours right up!

Avoiding A Chip

Is it possible to prevent a chipped tooth, you wonder? While there is always room for the unexpected accident here and there, you can most definitely make choices that will help you avoid this minor esthetic damage. You may not have realized you’ve been participating in things that tend to promote chipping, so we encourage you to take a moment to think through the following concerns:

  • If you are someone who bites your nails, now is the time to stop! This can lead to chipping.
  • If you tend to eat food without considering how hard it is, think again! Hard food that you bite into can actually chip your teeth, so bite mindfully.
  • If you use your smile as a tool or you tend to nibble on objects (like a pen), then it’s time to stop, as this can yield damage.
  • If you suffer from bruxism, then see us! This can most certainly harm your smile.

Treating Chipped Teeth

Okay, so you did your best to prevent a chipped tooth but you had a little accident anyway! No biggie. We can most certainly help you fix this issue and it’s going to be so much easier than you may have ever guessed. For such minor tissue damage, we offer cosmetic care in the form of bonding or contouring. Bonding can fill in the missing area, so your tooth looks complete again. Or, if it’s a very minor chip, we may simply buff everything back into a nice shape with contouring.

Protecting Your Treated Tooth!

Brush and floss the way we suggest. Schedule checkups and cleanings. Avoid hard foods and staining foods that can damage or discolor your teeth. It’s easy!

See Us For Help With Chipped Teeth

When you realize it’s time to do something about your chipped tooth, remember that our team is standing by to receive your call, to set up a visit, and to provide you with the dental treatment you need for a beautiful repair. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.