How to Repair a Chipped or Broken Tooth

The tooth's enamel is extremely durable and is one of the strongest parts of your body. However, it doesn't take a punch to chip your tooth. You can damage your tooth when you have tooth decay and even while eating ice cubes. So how do you repair a chipped or broken tooth? We'll talk about the different cosmetic dentistry procedures to help restore your smile and improve confidence.


Veneers are thin, tooth-colored coverings made with porcelain or other composite materials that are placed over your teeth to look just like natural teeth. If you have chipped or broken teeth that can't be fixed by bonding or other treatment, veneers might be a good choice. There are different types of dental veneers and the right material depends on your dental problem. We suggest you get in touch with a dentist for recommendations.


Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps used to repair a chipped or broken tooth. They are placed over your teeth to restore and improve their appearance, shape or size. Crowns are made with ceramics, porcelain, metals, or resin and only require proper dental hygiene as maintenance.

Get crowns if you want to protect a weak tooth or restore a chipped or broken tooth. On average, they last between five to 15 years. Please ensure that you practice good oral hygiene to extend the lifespan of your crowns. It would also help if you can get rid of habits that include biting fingernails, chewing ice and grinding.


Tooth bonding is ideal for minor damage or injury to your tooth. It uses a composite resin, similar to the color of your teeth, to fix the chipped or broken tooth. This dental cosmetic procedure doesn't require anesthesia except when the damage is near your nerve or you also need a filling.

You can opt for this procedure if you're already happy with the color of your teeth. Should you decide to whiten your teeth later, we recommend that you choose another treatment. When you get teeth whitening, your natural enamel will get lighter but the bond doesn't change color. Talk to your dentist to help you make an informed decision.

Dental Implants

If you have a severely damaged or chipped tooth, it may be best to get a dental implant. By far, implants look more like natural teeth compared to other dental cosmetic procedures. However, not everyone is a good candidate for implants. You will need to have a healthy jawbone to be a good candidate. We suggest that you speak with a dentist to help you decide which dental treatment is right for you.

Contact Cypress Dental

Do you have a chipped or damaged tooth? Please contact Cypress Dental the soonest possible time for an appointment. Ignoring a chipped or broken tooth can lead to even further damage. The chip may allow bacteria to get inside the tooth, causing more damage. If you feel pain while biting or chewing, or your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold drinks, you may have a cracked or chipped tooth. Please see us right away so we can recommend the best cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us today for an appointment.