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By Southshore Dental
May 27, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a chipped tooth can not only spoil your appearance, but also may cause serious risk to the health of your tooth. If you have a chipped tooth, it is essential to work with a dentist quickly to ensure your tooth health is not tarnished.

Why Should You fix Your Chipped Tooth?

While it may seem like a minor issue, we highly recommend that you get your chipped tooth fixed as soon as possible to prevent future problems. When the dental pulp of your tooth is exposed due to chipped tooth, it will become hypersensitive to pressure and temperature, causing frequent discomfort. In addition to the pain, the pulp area of your tooth is likely to become infected and you will have to go for root canal treatment in order to remove it.

Fortunately, a chipped tooth is a simple repair for a dentist. Your cosmetic dentist MI at Southshore Dental has several options that can help you fix your dental problem quickly and efficiently.


Dental cosmetic bonding is an affordable and quickest option to repair a chipped tooth. The procedure involves the application of a composite filling material in the damaged area. Our dentist will then shape and color the composite in order to match the original tooth, as if nothing ever happened. The treatment may require little or no removal of the existing tooth surface.


Dental veneers are a great option to cover up small areas of the missing tooth. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to be fitted on the front of the tooth. In order to fit a veneer, your cosmetic dentist might remove some existing tooth surface so that it flush with the surrounding intact teeth.


Crowns may be the best option if you chipped a larger portion of your tooth. Crowns are designed to fully cover the visible portion of the chipped tooth above the gum line. The crown will be shaped, sized, and colored to match your remaining natural teeth. A small portion of the existing tooth surface will be removed so that the crown may fit properly.

If you would like to know more about your cosmetic dental options to treat your chipped tooth, contact Southshore Dental, the trusted and experienced family and cosmetic dentistry in MI.

If you have a chipped tooth problem so we recommend you visit your dentist quickly. At Southshore Dental we have the best dental treatment services.

By Southshore Dental
January 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crown  

A dental crown can help your smile in several ways, whether it be by protecting a weak tooth from developing decay, restoring an unattractive tooth that is severely worn down, or repairing a damaged tooth. Here at Southshore Dental in Trenton, MI, if you need a dental crown, Dr. Mehul C. Patel can help.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown also called a "cap," is a cover that fits over damaged teeth to restore them to proper health. They can even replace an entire tooth as a part of dental implants or bridgework. If you are missing a significant amount of tooth structure from your gum line, a dental crown is ideal for restoring your smile.

What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Before treatment begins at our Trenton office, your dentist will prepare your tooth for its crown. First, he will numb the surrounding area with a topical gel, and then the tooth is shaped to fit inside its new covering. If there is minimal tooth structure left, additional filling materials may be implemented to support the crown. Once the tooth is ready, the dentist will make model impressions of your teeth for the laboratory to use as guides for creating your permanent crown and ensure a proper bite. Before you leave the office, we place a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready. Your permanent crown will be installed during your second appointment.

Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

If your smile could use enhancement, consider dental crowns for a natural aesthetic. There are several types of material Dr. Mehul C. Patel uses to craft a dental crown, but porcelain is the most popular choice. We can discuss the material best suited for you during your consultation at our office in Trenton, MI. For more information about dental crowns and other services provided, visit our website. For questions or to schedule an appointment with your dentist, please call (734) 675-0585.

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Southshore Dental

(734) 675-0585
2861 West RoadTrenton, MI. 48183