A chipped front tooth isn't just embarrassing, it can be sensitive and painful, and it needs to be treated. The tooth and the gum tissue are exposed by the chip and you want to come up with treatment options quickly. Talk with a dentist, like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC, about the possibility of getting temporary veneer until you have a real veneer put on.
This is an easier and more affordable option in comparison to having an implant placed in the mouth, and you can get it done quickly after the incident. Here are important reasons why you should consider a veneer.
You Will Avoid Surgery
If you don't know if you want to go through the process of having your original chipped tooth extracted, and then having a fake tooth surgically implanted and fused into the bone, the veneer is the much better option.
You can avoid surgery, and instead have the dentist file down the original teeth and bond the veneer on. With implants, however, you need to have enough bone density for this option. If you don't, you'd need a surgery to have bone grafted to the area before the implant could be put in.
You Will Save Money
You can have a dental veneer put on for less money than a dental implant if you don't have a ton of cash to spend for the work, or if you don't have insurance. Talk with your dentist to see if they do the work, and if not, call around to different cosmetic dental professionals to see who has a payment plan you can afford and what the cost is going to be.
You Can Smiley Proudly
The veneers are going to be sized and filed to fit with your other teeth in the mouth. Since you can custom-color your veneers, you won't have to worry about your teeth looking fake--the dentist can match them to your original teeth. The veneers will help you smile with confidence again.
If you have chipped your tooth and you're worried about repairing your smile and how much it's going to cost you, talk with your dental professional to see how quickly you can get the veneers put on at a low cost. You don't want to be financially burdened because you have an issue with your teeth and you don't want to leave the tooth untreated. A porcelain veneer can be bonded so you can start eating, talking, and smiling like your old self.