My teeth are chipped and worn. What options do I have?
If the edges of front teeth are only mildly chipped or worn, many times some simple polishing and smoothing will greatly improve esthetics. Other times, white composite fillings may be placed to restore tooth structure that may have worn or chipped away. If the wear is more significant, veneers or crowns may be a better option to provide optimal esthetics and strength. If there is a long history of chipping or wear, it could be a sign of a grinding habit called bruxism, and a custom nightguard (clear mouthpiece worn at night) may help prevent future problems. Always feel free to ask us about ways to improve the esthetics of your teeth!