A variety of factors can lead to a chipped tooth, including sport’s injuries and even biting down on a popcorn kernel. Fortunately, you don’t have to endure a chipped tooth for very long. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in cosmetic dentistry to repair damaged teeth. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun quiz to discuss our options for restoring a chipped tooth.
Chipped Tooth Restoration Quiz
1. True or False: If you chip a tooth, you should bring any pieces with you to see Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom.
2. True or False: A chipped tooth increases the risk of decay and infection.
3. True or False: Dental bonding helps repair broken teeth.
4. True or False: Porcelain veneers address a number of dental issues in addition to chipped teeth.
Answer Key
1. True. You may also need to apply a piece of gauze to control bleeding and a compress to reduce swelling. Bring the pieces of your tooth with you to see Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom.
2. True. A chip allows bacteria to bypass the outer enamel and reach the inner layers of dentin. Soon, a cavity forms. The cavity may spread until reaching the pulp at the center of your tooth. This causes an infection, one that may require a root canal to address or eventually, tooth extraction.
3. True. Several layers of composite resin will be applied to the tooth. Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists will cure the material with a special light. As the material cures, the tooth will be molded and sculpted.
4. True. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed on the front teeth. Porcelain veneers look natural and help repair damaged teeth. Veneers also mask permanent teeth stains and correct the appearance of misalignment.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists
Do you have a chipped or fractured tooth? If so, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today about dental repair options. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will recommend the most appropriate technique for restoring your tooth to full function and beauty. 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.