Dr. Jeff Prais, DDS

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Hometown Dentistry

I chipped a tooth. What can you do to fix it?

In most cases, a chipped tooth is easy to repair. But the type of restoration we choose really depends on how badly the tooth is chipped or broken.

If the chip is very small, the solution may be as simple as gently reshaping the tooth to smooth its profile, eliminating the chip. This does not require anesthesia and can be done quickly at our Murietta dental office.

For a chip that is slightly larger, we can use a composite material to build up and restore the part of your tooth that is chipped. A tooth-colored composite filling is very strong, and can be colored to match your existing enamel exactly. The restoration looks completely natural and will not be noticeable.

If you’ve chipped off (or broken) a large chunk of your tooth, we may need to create a dental crown to build up and strengthen the tooth. We use only ceramic for our dental crowns because it is very durable, looks natural, and will protect your tooth from further damage.

Using one of the above methods, we can repair any chip or break at our Murrieta dental office. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 951-677-4188, and we will be happy to make an appointment so we can assess the extent of damage and make the appropriate repair.

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