Get out of pain and get your healthy tooth back by calling Tocci Dental Associates at 781-304-8172 to learn how we can fix your chipped tooth with a restorative dentistry treatment. At our Wellesley, MA dentist office Dr. Jeffrey W. Tocci and our compassionate team can repair your damaged tooth so it’s as good as new!
If you have a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible. We’ll do our very best to get you a same-day appointment so you can get fast relief from dental pain and restore your smile.
Our dental office is open at 7 a.m. four days a week and we stay late until 7 p.m. three days a week so you don’t have to mess up your work schedule.
Mend Your Chipped Tooth With Restorative Dentistry
No matter how you chipped your tooth or how severe the damage is, we have restorative dentistry treatments that can fix your smile. We’ll assess your situation with a thorough exam and perform a dental X-ray if necessary so we can provide the best care possible.
So you can make an informed decision, we’ll review all of your treatment options with you and provide our professional advice for you to consider. We’ll also explain the process of any procedure you are considering so you’ll know what to expect when we are repairing your chompers.
If you have a minor chip that is mostly a cosmetic concern, we may be able to rebuild your tooth to its natural shape with a quick and painless tooth bonding. In this case, we’ll apply a special tooth-colored resin that we’ll precisely shape and harden in place. So it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your pearly whites, we’ll color match the resin to your natural teeth.
For more significant chips, we will most likely recommend a dental crown. Using precise impressions of your teeth, we will create a shell that will completely cap your damaged tooth. This will restore the appearance of your tooth and strengthen and protect it so you can get back your confident bite.
Regardless of which treatment you receive, we will ensure your comfort. So you won’t feel a thing, we will numb your mouth with an anesthetic if there is any chance of pain or discomfort. We can also help you relax with a variety of amenities, including:
- Aromatherapy neck wraps
- Heated blankets
- Massage chairs
- iPods with noise-reduction headphones so you can listen to your favorite music
- Streaming movie eyewear to entertain and distract you while we fix your smile
And if all that doesn’t put you at ease, we also offer nitrous oxide dental sedation to relieve your dental anxiety. More commonly known as “laughing gas,” you’ll inhale this gas mixed with oxygen through a small mask and will feel a slight euphoria within moments. We’ll carefully monitor and control your level of sedation during your visit so you will stay completely calm.
How People Chip Their Teeth And What To Do About It
Your teeth may be made of the hardest substance that appears in your body, but they are far from invincible.
If you or your child like to stay active in contact sports or other activities where dental injuries can commonly occur, you should visit our office for a custom athletic mouthguard. We’ll use precise impressions to make your mouthguard to ensure it is comfortable and works great. By using an athletic mouthguard properly, you’ll keep your teeth safe and looking beautiful. Here are a few activities we recommend mouthguards for:
- Mountain biking
- Extreme sports, like skateboarding
Of course, there are also the fluke experiences that lead to chipped teeth. Maybe you were out celebrating with friends at a crowded bar and someone bumped your arm as you were taking a sip from your drink. Or perhaps your toddler or family pet made an unexpected move and bumped your mouth unexpectedly.
There are countless accidents that can occur that you couldn’t possibly anticipate. But you can be prepared for dental emergencies by knowing what to do when they happen. If you chip a tooth, you should:
- Use an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Use an ice pack to numb the pain and stop swelling
- Gather any pieces, store them in a small container filled with saliva or milk, and bring them with you to our office as soon as possible