There are many things that can cause dental trauma to a tooth, including a sports injury or eating hard foods. In many cases, the chip is difficult to see, instead, you may feel a slight pain that resembles a toothache. A chipped tooth not only results in discomfort but it also leaves your tooth vulnerable to potential infections. As a result, it is important to see a dentist as quickly as possible. Once there, your dentist will help you choose from a number of dental restorations to repair your tooth.
If your chip is extremely small and only involves a small part of your enamel, then your dentist may elect to repair the chip using dental filling. This will seal off the chip or crack and block off bacteria.
If your chip is visible when you smile, then dental bonding is an easy solution to remedy this issue. Dental bonding involves adding a layer of bonding material and tooth-colored resin to the surface of your tooth.
Dental Crown or Cap
If your chip is a lot deeper and removes a large chunk of your tooth, then your dentist may decide to use a crown, or cap. Dental crowns and caps are commonly used on teeth that have experienced severe decay. In this case, they can help to close off a chipped tooth.
Dental restorations used to restore a chipped tooth are made of a number of materials. You’ll find anything from porcelain and ceramic crowns to composite fillings.
Contact us today to learn more about the different solutions we provide for chipped teeth.