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A crown may require two visits at our Chicago, IL office. The first will be to remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth and to place a temporary crown. The second visit will be to place the final restoration. To repair small chips and to seal a tooth, dental bonding can be used. Bonding is a simple procedure that doesn’t require any local anesthesia. The same composite resin that is used for tooth-colored fillings is used during bonding. Our dentist applies an adhesive material followed by the resin. After shaping it to a natural look, we use a UV light to harden the material, and it’s polished for a smooth finish. Some people opt for veneers because the chip is part of what they don’t like about their smiles. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers typically aren’t a normal component of emergency dental care. If a chip or crack is large enough to expose the pulp of a tooth, a root canal may be required. Root canal therapy is performed at our Chicago, IL office by removing the dead or infected pulp and thoroughly cleaning the canals of the tooth. The remaining tooth is usually covered with a crown to protect the now weakened tooth.
TREAT YOUR CHIPPED TOOTH QUICKLY WITH EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
Everyone on the certified dental team at DentalWorks – Chicago Loop specializes in urgent dental care. We want our patients in Chicago, IL to know that we are always available to help relieve them of any dental pain or discomfort. Whether it’s a chipped tooth or a more serious traumatic injury, we can help restore your smile with a variety of restorative dentistry treatments that work best for your oral health situation.
Cavities: Holes in the teeth from cavities or tooth decay weaken the teeth and can lead to chips or cracks.
Misaligned bite: An improper bite may make you more susceptible to tooth damage.
Injury/Trauma: Trauma to the face or mouth, such as being hit in the face with an object or participating in certain contact sports without proper protection, can lead to an emergency dental situation.
Bruxism: Teeth grinding can make someone more likely to crack or chip their teeth.
Poor oral hygiene: Poor oral care can weaken the teeth, making them much more vulnerable to this dental problem.
Using your teeth as a tool: Never use your teeth as a tool to pull something apart or to tear open packages.