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Dental Procedures Alpharetta GA

Your teeth are durable. In fact, they are made up of the strongest substance in your entire body. However, they are still subject to damage or injury. While a broken tooth can be an obvious dental emergency, a chipped tooth can create confusion about what needs to be done. Some tooth chips are painful or may create sharp edges on your teeth that put your lips and cheeks at risk. Other tooth chips are minor and barely noticeable. Regardless of the size or severity of your chipped tooth, all tooth damage needs to be addressed by your dentist. Even a hairline crack in your tooth can expose your tooth to further damage and set you up for serious dental problems in the future.

What Your Dentist May Do

Beyond restoring the cosmetic appearance of your tooth, your dentist will also repair the structure and integrity of the tooth to protect its health. A chipped tooth may be handled in one of the following ways:

Smooth It Out – for very minor chips (1 to 1.5 mm), your dentist may choose to simply smooth it out or file it down. This is to create a more comfortable surface for your tongue, lips and cheek. It is a quick and painless remedy for the mildest cases of chipped teeth.

Fill It In – for moderate chips, your dentist may choose a tooth-colored filling material to restore your tooth. This is typically done using composite resin and is also referred to as dental bonding. Bonding is an excellent choice to repair front teeth, as it provides a natural-looking and strong restoration.

Crown It – for severe tooth chips that have compromised a large portion of your tooth surface, a dental crown may be needed. Rest assured that dental crowns are made with durable materials that mimic the shape, color and size of your natural teeth. A crown will cap all visible sides of your tooth and protect it from future infection or damage.

At Crabapple Dental, we know that tooth accidents do happen, whether you bit down on something too hard or suffered a sports-related injury to the mouth. If you are in doubt about whether your chipped tooth needs immediate treatment, please give us a call at our Alpharetta dental clinic! In general, if your chipped tooth is accompanied by pain, swelling or lip lacerations, you qualify for emergency dental care.




Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123