Suffering a chipped tooth can be more than a simple dental nuisance. While a minor dental fracture might cause heightened sensitivity problems, even a small chip can come to harbor a dangerous new cavity. The severity of the damage and the location of the tooth will determine the treatment methods advocated by Dr. Coley Ramsey.
A small chip can sometimes be repaired with a basic filling or perhaps cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, your dentist might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.
A more substantial dental fracture or a chip in a critical area of a tooth might requiring replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown made from gold, metallic alloys or dental-grade porcelain.
In extreme cases, a chipped tooth might also result in damage to the interior pulp. If this is the case, Dr. Coley Ramsey might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structures before mounting a crown.
If you live in the Smyrna, Tennessee, area and you have suffered a chip on one or your teeth, you need to call 615-459-6354 to have it professionally examined and treated at Next Level Dental.