What Are My Options for a Chipped Tooth?

Cartoon of someone getting hit in the face with a soccer ball & chipping their front tooth.
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There are lots of ways to chip a tooth. You might bite on something hard, like a piece of ice or a hidden popcorn kernel. Athletes sometimes get hit in the face with a ball or someone’s elbow. Additionally, there are falls and other accidents that can also damage teeth. Unfortunately, teeth don’t miraculously grow back the pieces that break off. That’s where Riverstone Dental Care comes to the rescue! Here are a few different options for fixing a chipped tooth.

Dental Crowns

One option to fix a chipped tooth is a dental crown. The dental crown is made to look like a natural tooth. It is cemented onto the top of the damaged tooth like a crown, thus the name! Not only does a dental crown fix the appearance of a tooth but it also adds structure and durability. Riverstone Dental Care provides same-day CEREC® dental crowns so you can cut down the time it takes to have a repaired tooth from multiple weeks to just one visit!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be used to fix many different types of aesthetic concerns, including chipped teeth. We place a super-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain (this is the veneer) on top of the damaged tooth, covering the chip. Veneers are designed to look natural. Only your dentist will be able to tell the difference between the tooth that has the veneer and your other teeth!

Dental Bonding

If you’ve only chipped a small part of your tooth, it’s possible that dental bonding can do the trick. Dental bonding is a simple procedure where we bond a composite resin to the tooth. The tooth looks as good as new and the resin is strong.

Chipped Tooth Repair at Riverstone Dental Care

If you have a chipped tooth that needs fixing, schedule an appointment with us at Riverstone Dental Care. We have two convenient locations in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, Idaho. We offer a full suite of restorative dental services, so we’re happy to help you figure out which treatment is right for your situation.


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