A smile is a universal greeting; no matter what language they may speak, everyone understands the message a smile conveys.
Smiles often help us make a good first impression and may open the door for a conversation with a stranger. But what if your smile is not the one you want? Is your smile crooked? Are you embarrassed to smile because of the way your teeth appear? Having a crooked smile can be frustrating, not to mention painful and expensive to fix. You could get braces, but they can be anywhere from $3,000 to $5000 dollars or more, and they’re uncomfortable and painful.
A chipped tooth can be uncomfortable if the chip is large enough. The discomfort may range from increased sensitivity to hot and cold to sharp pain when biting, chewing, or even breathing through your mouth. In those cases, you need a dentist's help to fix it.
Dental Solutions for Chipped TeethYour dentist may do one of the following:
Polish: A small chip with a rough edge may be able to be smoothed out with a little polishing.
Fill or Bond: Chips or cracks in your back teeth may be filled (much like a cavity would be filled after drilling out the decay). Chips in your front teeth may be corrected with bonding. This is where the dentist attaches a tooth-colored composite material to the tooth to replace what is missing.
Crown: A large chip may require a crown, which is fitted over what is left of the tooth (more of the tooth may need to be removed before the crown is fitted).
Extraction: This may be required if your tooth was mostly knocked out. The dentist may remove what's left and you may choose to replace the gap with a dental implant.
However, in many cases a chip is simply unattractive. This is a cosmetic issue and won't require any extreme measures. These small chips aren't painful, it's just that you don't really like seeing that imperfection when you smile.
The Cost of Fixing a Chipped Tooth
Insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of fixing a chipped tooth, particularly since many chips are cosmetic issues and aren't a threat to your oral health. The cost to fix it varies greatly, depending upon the size of the chip and the procedure that is required to fix it.
Bonding may cost around $500 per tooth, while a crown could run up to $1,700 per tooth. A single veneer can cost upward of $1,000, sometimes as much as $2,500. When looking at numbers like those, it's no wonder people decide to simply live with the chipped tooth.
But you don't have to. There is an affordable solution for chipped teeth: TruSmile.
TruSmile Veneers for Chipped Teeth
For $470, not only can you hide your chipped tooth, but you can cover any other imperfections in your smile and get whiter teeth at the same time! It's a simple, affordable solution for chipped teeth:
Save Time: No need to sit in the dentist's chair. You can order your TruSmile online and have your new smile within a few weeks.
Save Money: Fixing one chipped tooth alone can cost more than $1,000, and if you decide to fix multiple chips or other imperfections at the same time, you'll be facing an enormous dental bill. With TruSmile, $470 is a brand new smile. These removable veneers cover both your top and bottom teeth, hiding all the imperfections and giving you a brighter, whiter smile.
Save Your Teeth: Many dental procedures cause further damage to your existing teeth in order to fix the problem. For example, crowns and veneers require the removal of perfectly good enamel! In some cases, this might be necessary for oral health reasons, but in other cases, you have options that preserve your own teeth while improving your smile. TruSmile offers that option.You'll receive an Impression Kit in the mail, which you can use at home to create impressions of your teeth. After we receive your impressions, you'll have your custom-made TruSmile veneers in less than 20 business days.