The enamel layer on your teeth serves a dual purpose. It is hard enough to allow you to bite and chew tough foods but it also helps protect the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. When a tooth is chipped by a minor dental accident, it often doesn’t cause pain or increased sensitivity.
You shouldn’t let the absence of distress tempt you to put off having the tooth repaired at Smiley Dental Arlington. This could prove to be a very grievous error in judgement as the damaged tooth enamel might trap food particles and bacterial residue. In time, this could promote tooth decay in an already compromised tooth.
To prevent this from happening, our team encourages patients to have any chipped tooth addressed. The severity of the chip will largely influence the treatment and repair options recommended.
A small chip can sometimes be repaired with a basic filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, we might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.
For a large chip, or one that is on critical surface of the tooth, we might recommend a total dental crown restoration. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a substance like porcelain or gold.
If you live in the Arlington, Texas, area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 682.558.8720 to have it treated and repaired Smiley Dental Arlington.