Chipped Teeth

Chipped teeth can be embarrassing and sometimes painful. Over time, chips leave your teeth exposed and can become discolored and even lead to decay. Dr. Raymond can repair chipped teeth with beautiful, natural-looking results. You have several options to choose from. Dr. Raymond will work closely with you to help you choose the option that will be best for you and your overall cosmetic dentistry goals.

Causes of Chipped Teeth

Teeth can get chipped in a number of ways including:
  • Tooth grinding or jaw clenching
  • An accident or trauma to your teeth
  • Pre-existing fractures left untreated
  • Oral habits like biting fingernails, toothpicks, sunflower seeds, or chewing ice
  • Tongue or lip jewelry

Consequences of Chipped Teeth

Left untreated, chipped teeth can have serious consequences:
  • Sensitivity
  • Severe pain creating a dental emergency
  • Discoloration
  • Decay
  • Solution Options

The best solution for chipped teeth will depend on your needs, goals, and the condition of your teeth. You may choose to repair a chip as a stand-alone procedure, or you may want to correct several problems at the same time. Porcelain veneers are a popular way to correct many dental flaws and can make a wonderful cover for chipped teeth, if the existing bite is solid and the gums are healthy.

Dental bonding addresses many of the same problems and can be used to correct chips and broken teeth. Bonding can be an appropriate option too. Ask Dr. Buzz Raymond about which choice is best for you.

If you have a chipped tooth and especially if you have several chips or if repairs to a chipped tooth fail, you may have a bite problem or a TMJ disorder. Dr. Raymond believes in a health-centered approach to dental care and this means examining patterns and finding the underlying cause of your dental problems, so he can provide solutions that work predictably.

Talk to Dr. Raymond about solutions for chipped teeth during your free initial consultation. Please contact our office in Golden Valley, near Minneapolis, Minnesota to schedule your appointment or comprehensive examination.

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7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427


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