Old chipped tooth. What's the safest solution? (Photo)
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Doctor Answers 3
Chipped and dark tooth
Crown and orthodontic treatment.
Douglas Jopling, DDS Dallas, Texas area
Chipped tooth, What to do?
The material used to fill you tooth when you were a kid was not silicone, but composite resin. It looks really good at the moment but does tend to darken and pigment with time. You may just change it for new composite restoration or if you want a more teeth-like and more permanent fix you might consider porcelain. Observing your picture, I would recommend to fix with composite resin to look better while you get braces to straighten your teeth, and then to the porcelain.
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