A variety of factors can lead to a chipped tooth. Perhaps you bit down on a popcorn kernel or suffered a sports-related injury? However the damage occurred, a chip can hinder the health and appearance of your smile. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the care necessary to return your smile to full function and appearance. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how our cosmetic and restorative procedures can rejuvenate your chipped tooth.


Frequently Asked Questions About Repairing Chipped Teeth

Question: What should I do when I chip a tooth?

Answer: First, try to gather up any pieces of the tooth you can find. Bring these pieces with you to see your Livingston dentists. Next, rinse with warm water and apply a cold compress to control swelling.

Question: How soon should I see my Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists?

Answer: right away. When you chip or fracture a tooth, never delay dental care. A damaged tooth exposes the sensitive inner tooth structure to bacteria. Soon, tooth decay and infection could set in.

Question: What is dental bonding?

Answer: Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will apply several thin layers of composite resin to your teeth. As the resin cures, they can reshape and mold your tooth. The bonding material repairs cracks and chips.

Question: Can porcelain veneers repair damaged teeth?

Answer: Yes. Veneers are thin shells of special dental porcelain. The veneers will be placed on the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers look completely natural, blending with your smile and restoring chipped or cracked teeth.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists

Do you have a chipped tooth? Then talk to you Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will examine your tooth and choose the most appropriate method of restoration. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.