Falling off a bicycle or a blow to the face may leave you with a chipped tooth. If you are a resident in Covington, Monroe, Madison, or the surrounding areas, you can rest assured help is not far away. Respected dentist Dr. Jones can restore health and beauty to a chipped tooth at his practice, Social Circle Dental. Dr. Jones believes in the importance of patient education. If you are bleeding, apply gauze to the affected area until it stops. To relieve pain and to reduce swelling, place an ice pack on the outside of the mouth. We also recommend calling our office at 770-464-1900 to schedule an appointment immediately. At your appointment, Dr. Jones will examine the tooth as well as the health of your mouth and gums. Dr. Jones can provide treatment that restores health and function to the smile. For a minor chip, he may recommend dental bonding or a veneer.
Dental bonding involves placing composite resin onto the tooth to restore its beauty. The material is versatile and blends nicely with the smile. A veneer is a wafer thin shell placed on a cracked or chipped tooth. It is made of porcelain, a stain resistant and durable material that blends beautifully with the smile.
If the tooth is severely damaged, a dental crown may be recommended. The restoration can strengthen and protect a tooth as well as provide the additional support needed for biting and chewing. Dr. Jones can fabricate the crown in our office by utilizing CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology. For treatment, he will minimally prepare the tooth to ensure the crown will fit nicely. Then, he takes digital impressions of the mouth, which are used to create a 3-D image of the crown on the computer. This provides the opportunity for Dr. Jones to show you how the crown will look before the data is transferred to a milling machine. Once the crown is completed, Dr. Jones will ensure precise fit and appearance before bonding it to the tooth.
You can rest assured Dr. Jones will provide the safest, most conservative, and most effective treatment for a chipped tooth. He will work with you to devise a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. Do you have a chipped tooth? Call our friendly and knowledgeable team today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones.
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Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.