How Do I Find The Best Dentist Near Me For My Chipped Tooth?
Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle are among the best cosmetic dentists in South Florida. Our dental clinic is located near Lauderdale By The Sea on Commercial Blvd. See what our patients have to say about Excellence in Dentistry and rest assured you are receiving the best dental care. Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle practice general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry with a full range of dental services for all of your dental needs.
If you have recently chipped a tooth, your initial reaction may be panic, but do not worry. Your cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale has treatment options that will have you smiling again. While enamel is hardest substance in the human body, teeth can and do chip for time to time. Whether due to clenching teeth or grinding teeth, called bruxism, or a trauma to the face, or biting down on hard substance like ice or nuts, a tooth can chip. When this happens, call 954-928-1666 to make an appointment with the best dentist in Fort Lauderdale to repair that chip with a dental restoration that will not only look completely natural but also last for years to come. If your chipped tooth causes pain or exposes the nerve, we will make every effort to see you same day. Regardless of whether the chipped tooth causes pain or if it is only a small chip in the tooth, you do need to see a dentist to have your tooth repaired.
How Does A Dentist Fix A Chipped Tooth?
There are several types of treatments available. Depending on the extent of this chip or crack in your tooth and your oral health, your dentist will the best treatment option to restore your tooth.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you have a small chip in your tooth, your dentist can use dental bonding to restore or improve your smile. For the dental bonding procedure, anesthesia is often not necessary. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will perfectly match your teeth. This resin material is applied to your tooth, expertly shaped to correct the chip and restore your tooth, and an ultraviolet light is used to hardened and ultimately "bond" the material to your tooth. Dental bonding is an excellent treatment option as it is minimally invasive and relatively inexpensive.
If a significant portion of your tooth has broken off or the tooth exhibits a large area of decay, a crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, may be the best treatment option to restore your tooth. A crown is a custom-made prosthesis that covers the entire portion of the tooth visible above the gumline. Crowns can be made of different materials based on your needs : metal, resin, porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia. At Excellence in Dentistry our dentists use only the very best materials and dental labs so that your dental crown looks completely natural and lasts for years to come.
An onlay is different than a filling as it is custom made in a dental laboratory but different from a crown in that it does not cover your entire tooth. It requires less extensive preparation than that needed for a dental crown.
If the chip in your tooth is relatively minor on a front tooth, your dentist may recommend a porcelain veneer. Rather than repairing the chip, the veneer would cover it and restore the appearance and function of your tooth.
If you have one or more chipped teeth, make Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale your first stop. Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD and Gerard Wasselle, DMD, our top rated dentists offer a range of services, from general treatments to cosmetic procedures to repair your chip and get you smiling again. Call 954-928-1666 to schedule your appoitment to discuss your need and let us put the smile back on your face.
Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle are in network with a number of dental insurance PPO plans including Humana Dental, Metlife Dental, Guardian Dental, Florida Blue Dental, Aetna Dental, Cigna Dental, United Healthcare Dental, Ameritas Dental, among others. If you don't see your dental insurance company listed, call our office at 954-928-1666 to see if we are in network for your dental insurance. Additionally, if you are searching for a dentist that accept CareCredit near me, we accept CareCredit.