A chipped tooth can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. Our Los Angeles dentist offers several treatment options for chipped teeth. Please keep reading to learn more about those options. Please call our office today if you would like to sit down with Dr. Anthony Mobasser for a free consultation. We would be happy to get you in for your free consultation as soon as possible.
Can the Food You Eat Cause a Chipped Tooth?
The foods you eat can damage your teeth over time, and damaged teeth are more susceptible to being chipped. The following are some of the worst foods for your teeth.
Some of the worst foods for your teeth include sticky/sugary candy, starchy foods, soda, and alcohol.
Sugary foods that stick to your teeth can stay around on your teeth long enough to do some considerable damage to your enamel if you enjoy these types of foods frequently.
Eating starchy foods such as bread products or chips can easily get stuck between your teeth and feed harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Soda has tons of sugar and acid that coat the teeth and wear down enamel. People who drink soda throughout the day are constantly coating their teeth with sugar and acid, and over time, this can cause teeth to become weak.
Alcohol can dry out your mouth. When your mouth is dry, your teeth do not have protection from your saliva. Saliva is vital in keeping your teeth strong by fortifying your enamel.
How to Care for Your Chipped Tooth
A chipped tooth should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, here are some suggestions to follow while you wait for your appointment.
Try trying the pain with over-the-counter pain relievers if need be. Sometimes even a saltwater rinse can soothe pain from a dental accident.
Chipped teeth can be sharp. If your tooth is cutting up your mouth, you can use dental wax or sugarless gum to cover up the chip to protect your mouth from cuts. Do not use sugary gum because you do not want sugar on your chipped tooth.
Softer foods are recommended to help you avoid causing further damage to your already chipped tooth.
Please do not wait to reach out to our Los Angeles dentist to schedule an appointment for your damaged tooth. You may require an emergency visit if your pain is severe and does not improve with at-home care.
Having a chipped tooth is not something you want to ignore. Please keep reading to learn more about the treatment options our Los Angeles dentist offers to restore his patients’ smiles. If you would like to discuss any of the following treatments further with Dr. Mobasser, reach our office immediately to request a free consultation.
Dental bonding is a treatment that involves using a composite resin material to fill in the area that is chipped off. Your dentist will custom sculpt the material to your teeth to match the size, shape, and color of your surrounding teeth before bonding it with a special light.
Veneers are thin shells of material, often porcelain, that get bonded to the chipped tooth. Your veneer is custom-made in a lab. Once your tooth is prepared to receive the veneer, your dentist will bond the piece to your tooth. Your veneer will last long if you use a durable material such as porcelain.
Request Your Free Consultation with Dr. Mobasser
Want to learn more about treatment options for a chipped tooth? We will happily take your call to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mobasser. Our office is dedicated to helping our patients get the look they love. Explore your options to restore your smile with Dr. Mobasser during your free consultation.