A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

Published on August 24, 2017 by

Chips and minor defects to a tooth’s enamel layer might not cause pain, sensitivity, or undue distress. However, you shouldn’t let this lull you into thinking that the integrity of the tooth remains unchanged.

As time goes on the compromised tooth could become prone to dental fractures and will be increasingly likely to suffer from a dangerous cavity. Either of these complications can prove painful and require expensive treatment measures.

To prevent this from happening, Dr.David Gonzalez encourages all of his patients to have a chipped tooth examined as soon as possible. The severity and location of the chip will largely influence the treatment and repair options that he suggests.

A basic dental filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. David Gonzalez might recommend having dental veneers installed onto your teeth.

A large chip, or a dental fracture that influences the tooth’s biting surface might require Dr. David Gonzalez to treat it with a dental crown. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a substance like porcelain, gold, or base metals.

If you are in the Chula Vista, California, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 619-422-5365 to have it treated and repaired at David Gonzalez.

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