Your tooth enamel has been designed to be strong enough to bite and chew your food. If a blow to the face or other oral accident fractures a tooth, it can lead to several complications. The damaged enamel can cause heightened sensitivity and can even trap food particles and plaque. This can cause a dangerous cavity in the otherwise healthy tooth enamel.
If the chip is small and limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. If the damage to the tooth enamel is too extensive to be repaired by a filling, Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend having the entire enamel layer of the tooth replaced with a dental crown.
If you have multiple chips on the teeth in your smile, then Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend having porcelain dental veneers cemented over the faces of the teeth. This can also help resolve any secondary staining issues on these teeth.
If you experience a persistent ache or extreme sensitivity in the chipped tooth, it could mean the damage has penetrated down into the sensitive dentin or pulp of the tooth. In a case like this, Dr. [doctor_name] might need to perform a root canal or [heshe] might need to extract the whole tooth before restoring it with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If one or more of your teeth are chipped in [city], [state], you need to call [phone] to have it treated and repaired at [practice_name].