A chip to one or more of your teeth can seriously compromised the function of your mouth and your ability to chew food. A chipped tooth is most commonly caused by accidental blows to the face. However, you are even more likely to suffer a fractured tooth if you grind your teeth at night, nibble on objects like pens and pencils or participate in contact sports without the benefit of a mouth guard.
If the chip is on one of the teeth in your smile, it could also impact your physical appearance and leave you feeling self-conscious in social situations.
Many people with one or more chips on their teeth will seek out Dr. [doctor_name] to explore their restoration options.
Minor chips can sometimes be repaired with a basic filling or a cosmetic bonding procedure. A chip on a tooth in your smile might be addressed by fitting your smile for dental veneers.
A more significant chip, or modest fracture in the enamel layer of a tooth can be a serious cause for concern. Even if the chip doesn’t cause pain, it will create a surface for bacteria to foster tooth decay. In a situation like this Dr. [doctor_name] will often recommend having the seriously chipped tooth restored by installing a crown.
If you have a chipped tooth and you would like to explore your restoration options, you should contact Dr. [doctor_name] at [phone] to schedule an appointment.