You’ll chip a tooth or teeth at some point in your life. That’s because enamel gets weak through constant wear in a particular spot. As it weakens, it can break off. When you chew hard food, it could break your tooth. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Anthony Mobasser is a renowned Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist who offers many ways to repair your chipped tooth so you can bring back your smile and confidence.
What are the options for a chipped tooth?
The treatment depends on the damage. Dr. Mobasser will check whether or not the chip is visible when you smile. Dental bonding is ideal if the cracked tooth is on the front, and he can repair it in one office visit. This filling procedure is painless and may not require the application of numbing medication. But it requires etching the chipped area so the adhesive material adheres securely. After applying adhesive material, Dr. Mobasser will shape the composite resin to blend with the natural tooth. Doing so will help in restoring its shape. The procedure is complete after the material hardens through ultraviolet light.
Another option is a dental crown. It’s ideal for larger chips with significant decay, and molar teeth with chips require a crown. Crowns can last long, and they’re made of metal, ceramic, or resin. When you visit Dr. Mobasser’s office, he can show you other options that meet your needs. Installing a crown may require at least two office visits. In some cases, a root canal may be necessary to build the root’s structure to support the crown.
X-rays and the removal of an excess tooth may also be necessary. Before applying the dental crown, Dr. Mobasser will take impressions of your affected tooth and the opposing tooth. This way, he can be sure that the crown will line up correctly. While he makes your permanent crown, you’ll wear a temporary crown when you go home. During your second visit, he’ll remove the temporary crown and replace it with a permanent one.
How about porcelain veneers?
They’re also another great option to repair chips on the front. These veneers are thin shells covering your front teeth using a thick section to fill a cracked tooth. You may opt to repair just a chip on one tooth. Or you can go for a total smile restoration that requires the placement of veneers on all front teeth. What’s great about porcelain veneers is that they don’t only repair chipped teeth, but they can also resolve gaps and stained teeth.
So if you need dental reconstruction in Los Angeles, call 310-278-3384 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mobasser today to fix your chipped teeth. In just one visit, he can restore the beauty of your smile and your teeth’s function.
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles? If you want to improve your smile and feel more confident, look no further than Dr. Anthony Mobasser.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mobasser uses advanced techniques and top-tier technologies to correct imperfections in your teeth, giving you a perfect smile.
Dr. Mobasser has amassed a long list of celebrity clientele who know they can count on him to help them put their best face forward. If you want a Hollywood smile, contact the staff at Dr. Mobasser’s Los Angeles office to schedule your first appointment.
To make the process easier, we offer free consultations to begin the journey toward your new smile. Call us today to get started!
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