When you suffer a chip on one of your teeth, the damage might initially seem insignificant. Even if the tooth fails to cause you distress or discomfort, you should still strongly consider having it examined and repaired at Smiley Dental & Orthodontics. The last thing you want to have happen is for the bacteria to exploit the damaged tooth enamel, causing a severe cavity.
The severity and location of the damage will determine the repair or restoration method we recommend.
A minor chip can be repaired with a basic dental filling. 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. If the fracture is significant or the chip is on a critical part of a tooth, it might require restoring the tooth enamel with a dental crown made from either porcelain, gold, or base metal alloy.
In an extreme case, the chipped tooth might also result in damage to the interior pulp. If this is the case, we might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structures before mounting a crown.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 866.949.1639 to seek diagnosis and treatment.