Suffering a chip on one of your teeth can be shocking. Many times the damaged tooth doesn’t cause any overt symptoms or sensitivity. However, even if the tooth isn’t in distress you should still have it examined and treated at Dr. Abbas Nejad’s Phoenix, Arizona, dental practice.
As time goes on the damaged tooth enamel might trap food particles and bacterial residue. This could cause a serious cavity to develop in the already compromised tooth. The severity and location of the chip will largely influence the treatment and repair options that Dr. Abbas Nejad recommends.
A small chip can sometimes be repaired with a basic dental filling or cosmetic bonding treatment. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. Abbas Nejad might recommend installing porcelain dental veneers.
A chip that compromises the structural integrity of the tooth might need to be restored with a dental crown. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a substance like porcelain or gold. Once it has been cemented in place it will restore the full strength and function of the tooth.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, we invite you to call 623-872-8686 to have it treated and repaired at Abbas Nejad DDS. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!