If you grind your teeth on a regular basis or if you have a bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects, like pencils and pens, it could potentially chip multiple teeth. Even if the affected teeth don’t cause heightened sensitivity or pain, Dr. Reeve Abraben still recommends having them repaired to prevent tooth decay from forming inside one or more chips.
The severity of a chip and the location of the tooth will determine the treatment method Dr. Reeve Abraben suggests.
A chip can be repaired with a basic filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. Reeve Abraben might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.
If a chip is significant or if it’s in a critical part of a tooth, Dr. Reeve Abraben might recommend replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown made from either porcelain, gold or metallic alloy.
In extreme cases, a chipped tooth might also result in damage to the interior pulp. If this is the case, Dr. Reeve Abraben might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structures before mounting a crown.
If you have one more chipped teeth in Lake City, Florida, you should call 386.752.1342 to have them examined and treated at Lake City Family Dental Center, PA.