How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

While teeth are some of the most durable structures in the human body, they are not completely insusceptible to chips, breaks, and other kinds of damage. A chipped tooth most commonly results from a traumatic facial injury; however, it’s also common for individuals to chip their teeth when trying to open a package or a bottle with their mouth (which is never a good idea!). Even a minor chip in an otherwise healthy tooth can cause a significant effect on one’s overall smile aesthetic. The good news is, there are several effective ways to fix a chipped tooth, and all of them are available from Dr. Skasko here at Elite Dental!

Here are a few of the most popular treatments to restore a chipped tooth:

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a good option for a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, and addressing chips is one of the most prominent benefits of this solution. Porcelain veneers are custom-designed dental restorations that fit over the front and sides of a chipped tooth. They are made to look exactly like a natural tooth, serving to “mask” the chip and produce results that appear as though the tooth was never damaged.

Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers that can also effectively restore a chipped tooth. This treatment involves the application of a durable resin that is carefully shaped and hardened, essentially rebuilding the lost part of the tooth with a tooth-colored dental material. While cosmetic bonding is often a more cost-effective option when compared to porcelain veneers, the results typically are not as long-lasting. With that in mind, proper care of the tooth after dental bonding can help the effects last for many years.

Dental Crowns
A custom dental crown may be necessary if the tooth is chipped so badly that its overall structure and health is endangered. A porcelain dental crown covers the entire tooth and is designed to provide enhanced strength and a natural appearance. This option can not only improve both function and aesthetics, but can also help prevent additional decay and damage from further compromising the tooth’s health.

If you would like more information on our cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact Elite Dental today.

New Albany Cosmetic Dentist Unveils Design Studio for Advanced Treatment Planning

Dr. Skasko discusses the Skasko Smile Design Studio and how it contributes to comfortable and effective treatment planning.

Dr. Andrew E. Skasko has opened an innovative design studio at Elite Dental to provide enhanced diagnostic planning for patients.

New Albany, OH – The team at Elite Dental has announced the opening of its Skasko Smile Design Studio, a dedicated space established for in-depth treatment planning. New Albany cosmetic dentist Andrew E. Skasko, DDS says his mission at Elite Dental is to provide high-quality dental care that supports patients’ total health. He highlights the advanced features of the Studio, emphasizing it has “all of the necessary elements to diagnose, treatment plan, and deliver world-class dentistry.” With the addition of this innovative space, Dr. Skasko says he and his team can provide comprehensive dental care with improved patient comfort and diagnostic potential.

The Skasko Smile Design Studio is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the utmost precision with treatment planning. Dr. Skasko says the Studio incorporates the following features and amenities:

  • A lounge-style environment to provide comfortable consultations, rather than having patients sit in dental chairs.
  • The highest level of digital photography and lighting to aid in the process of case planning.
  • Digital Smile Design software to digitally enhance smile photos on a 70-inch screen, helping patients visualize their potential results.
  • Videography that allows for an in-depth analysis of a patient’s unique smile dynamics and movements.
  • Designated area for group treatment planning sessions, helping Dr. Skasko and his team produce the most effective treatment outcomes.

Dr. Skasko notes that all reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry should begin with a thorough collection of diagnostic data. Through the professional photo studio and consultation lounge at Elite Dental, he is able to optimize each patient’s treatment plan, establishing the most appropriate solution that contributes to their overall wellness.

About Andrew E. Skasko, DDS

Dr. Skasko provides a wide range of family, cosmetic, and restorative dental care at Elite Dental. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University. With a commitment to patients’ total health, Dr. Skasko is an ambassador for Complete Health and has been appointed as one of the organization’s three delegates within the U.S. Dr. Skasko is also a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Association. He is available for interview upon request.

To learn more about Dr. Skasko and his practice, visit, and


Elite Dental
5101 Forest Drive, Suite A
New Alblany, OH 43054
(614) 939-0400

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September is Self-Improving Month

Elite Dental is here to help you and your families be successful with Self-Improving Month.   Schedule a Complete Health Dentistry app0intment with us to get your whole body on track with total body health.  Let us help you improve yourself through health!

Thank You to the Volunteers who made this a great success!

 Thank you to the volunteers this past weekend who helped make our 1st annual Smiles from the Heart event a great success! It was a Saturday of Complimentary Dentistry for Community members in need with food provided by  Zimmerman and Boltz.  The amount of people we were able to help and meet in the community was outstanding!





Dr. Andrew Skasko and Team, Dr. Manraj Bath and Team, Dr. Jason Stoner/Dr. Daniel Murphy and Team, Dr. John Johnson, Zimmerman and Boltz, Henry Schein and many more


Complete Health Dentistry Movement

Dr. Skasko and The Elite Dental Team are honored to be piloting the Complete Health Dentistry movement, which will create the future of dentists and physicians working together for the common goal of total body health.

The documentary film “Say AHHHHHHhhhh…” will be released this fall. The film portrays real life situations that explain the role your mouth plays in the regards to your overall health and wellness. Your mouth is the gateway to your body and to your health. At Elite Dental we are a Complete Health Dental Team who believe and practice complete health dentistry every day.

For more information and to view the trailer for this documentary visit:

SAY AHH: THE CAVITY IN HEALTHCARE REFORM- TRAILER 1 from Creative Realm Entertainment on Vimeo.

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