What should you do when you chip a tooth? A damaged tooth can hinder the health and appearance of your smile. At The Silverstrom Group, we provide the latest cosmetic and restorative treatment to repair chipped or cracked teeth. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how dental bonding and porcelain veneers can restore a damaged tooth. They will also offer tips on what to do when faced with a chipped tooth. What To Do When You Chip a Tooth When you chip a tooth, first gather up any pieces you can find. You should bring these pieces with you to see yourLivingston NJ cosmetic dentists. Use a small piece of gauze to control any bleeding and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. The Symptoms of a Chipped Tooth In some cases, a chip or a fracture may be practically invisible to the naked eye. When out teeth become damaged, the sensitive inner tooth structure is exposed to harmful bacteria. Soon, a patient may develop tooth decay or eventually, a dental infection. If you experience persistent tooth sensitivity or toothaches, talk to your Livingston dentists. Dental Bonding Dental bonding allows Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to repair chips by applying several thin layers of composite resin to the tooth. As the material cures, your Livingston dentists will sculpt and mold the tooth. The composite material can be shaded to help your tooth look natural. Porcelain Veneers Another popular method of dental repair, veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain placed on the front of a tooth. The veneers are custom-made and mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Durable and stain-resistant, porcelain veneers provide decades of quality dental restoration. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will use the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to restore your tooth to full function and appearance. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.