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If you’ve ever had any sort of cosmetic dentistry work done, you know that the dental world has tons of different options to completely change the way your teeth look. The same facts apply to chipped teeth. Regardless of which tooth gets chipped, there’s a solution out there that will work to help fix your smile.

But in order to take advantage of those solutions, you need to know what they are. Educating yourself on your options is one of the best things you can do before seeing a dentist for chipped teeth repair. With that in mind, take a look at a few of the options our team at Backof Family Dentistry in New Holland, Pennsylvania offer to help you when dealing with chipped teeth.

Bonding
Dental bonding is a popular choice for those with smaller chips or cracks. It’s a process where a resin is used to fill in the cracks, or in the case of a chip, is used to recreate that part of the tooth. Once our dentist gets the resin into the right position so it looks completely natural, the resin is hardened with a UV light. It’s then polished to match the exact color and texture of your surrounding teeth.

Crowns
Dental crowns might be the most popular method for fixing broken teeth. If your chip is particularly large, you may want to look into crowns. They’re essentially caps that fit over the top of a broken tooth, restoring both its looks and function.

Implants
This is a bit far for a chipped tooth, but if your tooth was damaged severely, an implant may be a good choice. The chipped tooth is removed, a titanium post is inserted where the tooth was, and covered with a crown to make it look like a real tooth.

You have a lot of choices to help deal with any kind of chipped tooth. To learn more, call us at 717-351-7342. Drs. Stauffer and Poole, Dr. John Backof are here for your oral health!