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Chipped Teeth Choices

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If you have a chipped tooth, you’re not alone! In fact, chipped teeth are the most common dental injury today. But don’t let that little-known fact fool you into ignoring a chipped tooth; any type of dental trauma deserves immediate attention. A small chip may not cause you pain, but there could be damage underneath the surface of the tooth. Our dentist can rule out cracks or internal tooth problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye. And in many cases, your chipped tooth can be repaired in just one visit.
Options, Options
Chipped tooth treatments vary according to the amount of damage. Depending on your situation, any one of these chipped tooth treatments may be an option for you:
Dental Bonding — Most chips can be corrected with dental bonding. Dental bonding is an efficient, durable and cost-effective way to correct minor chips.
Enamel Shaping — Often used in conjunction with dental bonding, enamel shaping can also correct small chips or surface flaws. During enamel shaping, a small portion of the tooth’s surface is removed or recontoured to smooth out imperfections.
Dental Veneers – If the chip is significant and dental bonding or enamel shaping can’t be used, you may need a veneer. These thin, porcelain wafers completely cover the surface of the tooth and are often used for front teeth.
Root Canal – Pain in the location of the chip can be a sign that the nerve is exposed. If that’s the case, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth.
Dental Crown — A dental crown is used to completely cover larger teeth or to cap a tooth after a root canal.
Tooth Extraction — If the tooth can’t be saved, a tooth extraction may be necessary. The good news is a dental bridge or dental implants can replace missing teeth.
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Thank you so much for such kind words!

Every now and then, we receive something from one of our patients that no words could describe how grateful we are for the patients we service.  We received the below testimonial in from one of our patents a short time ago.  We wanted to share their beautiful words with all our staff and friends. Thank you so much Jessica!  It is because of people like you that makes us want to do all we can to make a person’s dental experience a positive one.

I guess I can start off by saying- nobody likes the dentist, however; if you want your mind changed I can personally guarantee that you will have the best unforgettable experience with Dr. Glasscock, and his superb office team. I recently had a traumatizing experience that didn’t end well with my previous dentist. I went in for one filling on a chipped tooth, and ended up with two teeth that were severely damaged due to an exposed nerve from an improper filling.  As a result I ended up needing two root canals from an endodontist ( someone who specializes in root canals), and was then recommend to see Dr. Glasscock for two crowns as the remainder of the treatment. To be honest I was petrified to see another dentist since I received a “botch job” from the last. As soon as I walked through the door to Dr. Glasscock’s office, I could tell this was going to be different.  Dr. Glasscock’s motto “One patient at a time on time,” is truly an accurate statement. Also, his office team greeted me with a warm welcome, as if I had been going there for years! The office atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Dr. Glasscock is nice guy and truly has the best interest for his patients; he is very laid back, and has a great bedside manner.  One convenient thing with Dr. Glasscock is if you happen to need a crown he can do it in just one office visit, so you don’t have to worry about getting a temporary crown, Just one visit and your done!! How cool is that!?.  I would also like to take the time to recognize Julie, the main face of Dr. Glasscock’s office. Only one word to describe her- Awesome!! I know she has more than one duty in office, and stays constantly busy, but she still makes the time to check on Dr. Glasscock’s patients and make sure they are comfortable, happy, and have everything they need! I’m truly glad I was recommended to see Dr. Glasscock. I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! One thing is for sure I will now be a lifelong patient to his office! Thank you guys so much for everything! YOU ROCK!! J

Jessica White