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I Chipped a Tooth! What Can I Do? | Dentist Hoffman Estates IL

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It usually starts pretty innocently. You’re biting into your favorite hard candy and suddenly you realize that there’s one little hard piece in your mouth you can’t seem to dissolve. You check it out and fear overcomes you when you see it’s a little chipped piece of a tooth.

Enamel may be one of the hardest substances in the body but like most things in life, it has its limit. Whether you are chewing on ice or grinding your teeth at night, there’s always a chance of putting your teeth at risk. If you have chipped your tooth, there’s no need to panic. Here are a few things our dentist in 60169 can do to restore your beautiful smile:

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding has many structural uses, and it can be very helpful for repairing chipped teeth. Tooth bonding is a simple procedure that doesn’t require any numbing. The bonding materials and porcelain used are natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match your teeth. Your smile will look good as new, and people will have a hard time noticing you ever chipped a tooth to begin with. 

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that helps protect your teeth, while at the same time improving its appearance. An AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) dentist will likely use a tooth colored crown made out of porcelain or zirconia to look identical to your teeth. Crowns will also provide the durability and strength your teeth need to withstand daily use. You may only need a partial crown if our dentist sees that the chip doesn’t affect the entire tooth. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain laminate veneers are made up of several thin layers of ceramic used to repair chipped teeth. They will be bonded to the teeth to replace the original enamel of the tooth with a special adhesive. Dental veneers are a fantastic way to get your tooth to look whole and healthy again. 

If you have a chipped tooth and would like more information on these methods, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Hoffman Estates, IL dental office today.

Brilliant Smiles Family Dental
Phone: (847) 882-2012
990 Grand Canyon Pkwy, Suite 320
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Location

Hoffman Estates Dentist
Brilliant Smiles Family Dental
990 Grand Canyon Pkwy, Suite 320
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

(847) 882-2012

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM* 
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM*
Sunday: Closed

*alternating 

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