Is a Chipped Tooth a Big Deal?
Chipping a tooth is one of the easiest dental injuries to occur. Patients chip their teeth on all sorts of structures, during all kinds of falls and activities. No matter how you’ve chipped your tooth, we always recommend that you repair the damage.
Depending on how large the chip and where it is located – we may recommend a variety of solutions for repairing your smile. For example, a chipped front tooth is often in need of repair for cosmetic reasons but also because it can lead to damage to your lips and mouth. Large chips in your teeth can reach the nerve within your pulp and lead to severe pain and even death of the tooth. This can cause discoloration of the tooth as well.
Nerve damage in chipped teeth can be easily repaired with a root canal and capped with a crown or filling if necessary. Cosmetic repairs of chip teeth can be performed with a crown or veneer. In some cases smoothing the tooth’s edge or dental bonding treatment can also be effective.
If you have a chipped tooth, contact us today for fast and effective treatment.