A tooth can be chipped in a variety of ways. This includes sports injuries, biting on your nails, nibbling on a pencil, or grinding your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard.
Once the tooth enamel has been compromised food particles and plaque deposits might start to accumulate deep within the microscopic textures of the dental fracture. This could eventually cause a new cavity to form in the already distressed tooth.
Even if a new cavity doesn’t develop a chipped tooth could be structural compromised. In time this could cause a severe dental fracture when biting down or chewing on something hard.
A small chip without any new cavity development might be repaired at Dr. Jade Moellendorf’s clinic with a simple dental filling. This will replace the missing tooth enamel with another material such as composite resin or amalgam.
A more significant chip or a tooth with a new cavity might call for Dr. Jade Moellendorf to treat the tooth with a dental crown. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica made from an artificial material that will not be vulnerable to tooth decay.
If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and you have one or more chipped teeth, you should call 855-438-4764 to seek professional treatment at iSmile.