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A chipped tooth can be a nuisance, but it’s nothing to worry about. Even if you have amazing dental hygiene, you could still bite down on something hard and chip a tooth. The good news is that you don’t have to live with a damaged smile forever. First Smile Family Dental offers a variety of cosmetic treatments to repair the chipped or broken tooth and restore your smile. Keep reading to learn how you can fix a chipped tooth in Federal Way, WA.

What Causes Teeth To Chip?

There are several things that can cause teeth to chip, including:

  • Biting down on hard food or objects
  • Chewing on ice cubes
  • Getting hit in the face
  • Clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism)

At-Home Remedies

There are a few at-home remedies that you can try to fix a chipped tooth. First, you can try using dental bonding. Dental bonding is a process where a tooth-colored material is attached to your tooth to cover up the chip. This material is usually made of composite resin and is hardened with a UV light.

Another at-home remedy is to use dental adhesive. Dental adhesive is a type of glue that you can use to attach dental veneers to your teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They are usually used to treat misshapen or discolored teeth.

If you have a small chip in your tooth, you may also be able to use at-home teeth whitening kits to cover up the chip. Teeth whitening kits contain bleaching agents that can help to make your teeth look brighter and whiter.

Dental Treatment

If you have a large chip in your tooth, you may need to visit your dentist for treatment. Your dentist will first assess the damage and determine the best course of action. In some cases, they may be able to seal the chip with bonding or adhesive. However, if the chip is large or if it has caused damage to the pulp of your tooth, you may need to have a crown or an implant placed

A dental crown is a type of artificial tooth that is placed over an existing tooth. A crown can be made from different materials, including metals, ceramic, or porcelain. An implant is an artificial replacement for the root portion of your missing tooth.

If you have dental flaws that you want to change or hide, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Vien Nguyen, can help you create the smile you always wanted. From discolored, missing or crooked teeth to dark-colored fillings, there are many factors that can distract from your perfect smile. If you need a smile makeover in Auburn, Fife, Des Moines, Kent, or the surrounding areas, come see us at First Smile Family Dental in Federal Way, WA. We offer easy access to your insurance benefits and payment options to fit your financial needs. Call our office in Federal Way, WA or book an appointment online today.

Posted on behalf of First Smile Family Dental

32717 1st Ave S., Suite 9
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: (253) 785-7323


Mon, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Every other Sat: 8:00am-3:00pm


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We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile.

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  • Susan C.

    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Nguyen! She was kind, compassionate, and exactly what I need in a dentist! She made me feel comfortable right away and genuinely cared about me as a person, AND the health of my teeth!

  • Terry H.

    From the time my husband and I walked in the door to walking out it was absolutely amazing!! The care from the receptionist to the technician to the dentist was without a doubt the most professional caring understanding staff. I am not one who enjoys the dentist but they made it so that I was very relaxed and look forward to going again.

  • Kyle G.

    Top of the line customer service from the front desk to the dental chair. Really happy with not only the doctor, but her assistant and everyone that worked there. The cleaning was expertly done, all photos and decisions were thoughtfully explained and I learned new things about my teeth that I did not know before.

  • Teo T.

    AMAZING! The best dentist I have ever been to! I felt well taken care of. I was greeted right when I walked in. The Center is very clean. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very nice and they pay attention to detail to make sure you get the best dental care! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs dental care to come to this place for excellent service.

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