At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, patients in the Beverly Hills, California area can have a variety of procedures performed by our dentists, Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman. In addition to endodontic services, our team also ensures patients have access to general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Patients who find themselves with a chipped or cracked tooth may be interested in finding out more about the treatments offered to protect the tooth from further damage and cosmetically repair the tooth’s structure.
What treatment is available for a cracked or chipped front tooth?
Teeth that are damaged may require restoration to ensure that the tooth is not impacted permanently. Chipped and cracked teeth can leave sharp edges that can cut soft tissues in the mouth, and it can leave a tooth susceptible to infection and inflammation. When a patient arrives at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry with a chipped or cracked tooth, treatment options may be recommended. They include:
- Dental crowns. Larger teeth, such as the molars, can be covered with a dental crown to protect the tooth from further damage and infection. A dental crown is a porcelain restoration known as a “cap” that covers the exposed tooth and protects it.
- Porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin shell of ceramic that is bonded onto the front of a tooth to cover imperfections including chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth.
- Composite resin bonding. With composite resin bonding, referred to by some as dental bonding, a resin material can be placed onto a tooth, shaping it, curing it, and polishing it to look like natural tooth enamel. It is an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be done in a single appointment.
Do you have a cracked or chipped front tooth?
Whether you have a large chip in one of your teeth or a hairline crack in a tooth, it is important that you work with a dental professional to seal the tooth and ensure infection does not occur. Contact Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman of Beverly Hills, California to discuss your needs. The office is located at 465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #703 and is available by phone at (310) 861-3955.