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. Yelena Mullakandova, 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. Yelena Mullakandova 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. Yelena Mullakandova 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. Yelena Mullakandova might need to perform a root canal or she 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 Glendale, New York, you need to call 718.821.0170 to have it treated and repaired at Glendale Boutique Dental.