If you have unfortunately found yourself with a chip in your teeth, you are now at a crossroads of whether or not to let your dentist know. However, from all of us here at our office, we want you to know that it is important to call us as soon as you get any kind of tooth or mouth injury. Even the smallest chip can affect your tooth structure, needing an evaluation as soon as possible.
In the following article we will discuss more about whether or not fixing a chipped tooth is worth your time. We will even discuss what to do in the case of a small or large chip.
What to do in the Case of a:
- Small Chip: For a small chip, you may need nothing more than just polishing and smoothing the sharp edges. When you get a small chip in your enamel, this can be repaired with dental bonding where a composite substance is used to fill in cavities and shaped to cover and fill in the chip. This composite material is matched to your tooth color for a natural looking finished. Porcelain veneers are also a great option as all of these procedures will restore the look of your tooth and protect it from future damage.
- Large Chip: For a larger chip, also known as a fractured cusp, may require a dental crown. But even a large chip can me and that the inside of the tooth has been compromised. And the case that the dentin or pulp are affected, symptoms such as pain, infection, and even to tooth loss are possible consequences. In this case, a root canal may be the only option to preserve your tooth.
We Can Help
If you’re still struggling with a chipped tooth and still have questions of how to fix it or other option readily available to you, we here at Burnaby Heights Dental Care in Burnaby, BC are your resource for all things dental. If you live in the Burnaby, BC area or it’s surrounding communities, we implore you to put your health first and give us a call about any questions or concerns you may have. To set up an initial consultation appointment, do so by giving our office a call or send us an email. We can’t wait to hear from you!