A chipped tooth can turn into the focal point of an otherwise flawless smile. It can also turn into the focal point of your thoughts and keep you from expressing your joy in a radiant smile. Unfortunately, as you suppress your urge to express happy emotions, you are likely to feel those emotions less and less. Thus, it is important that you are comfortable with your smile. In the case of a chipped tooth, that means one of two cosmetic procedures that can repair the damage to your tooth and return the smile to your face. Your Milford dentist, Dr. Mitchell I. Quintner, walks you through each procedure below.
Esthetic bonding repairs the damage to a chipped tooth with the application of a composite resin. This putty-like substance, once hardened, matches the color of teeth, restoring them to the proper shape and size. When performing esthetic bonding, your Milford dentist, Dr. Quintner, will first apply and sculpt the resin. Next, he will harden it with a curing light and continue to shape it into the desired position. Once the tooth has the proper shape, Dr. Quintner will polish it, leaving your tooth repaired and restoring your smile.
If the damage experienced by a tooth is fairly extensive, Dr. Quintner may place a dental crown over the top of it to reinforce the tooth while giving it a cosmetic makeover. Dental crowns are custom made to mimic the characteristics of nearby teeth, ensuring a cohesive and beautiful smile. Dr. Quintner also offers same-day dental crowns made in the office. These crowns can be placed in a single dental visit, allowing for a fast and customized restoration.
Schedule a Visit with Your Milford Cosmetic Dentist
Is your chipped tooth keeping your smile under wraps? Do you want to feel the freedom to smile again? Your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Quintner, has experience in helping people achieve their smile goals. Schedule an appointment or a consultation today by calling 203-878-6699. We proudly serve the 06460 area and welcome patients from Milford, Orange, Woodmont, West Haven, and all neighboring communities.