Chipped tooth enamel can occur from any number of different sources. Things like using your teeth as tools, crunching on ice, and grinding your teeth at night are just some of the more common causes of chipped teeth. Even if a chip doesn’t cause pain or heightened sensitivity, you should still not procrastinate having it repaired at Golden West Dental Clinic.
The abnormal textures in the chipped enamel can gradually trap food particles and bacterial plaque. In time, this could create tooth decay in what was originally a healthy tooth.
Some minor chips can be repaired with a basic dental filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. If one or more of the teeth in your smile have chips, Dr. Rosendo Garza might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.
If a chip is large or on a critical part of a tooth, Dr. Rosendo Garza might recommend restoring the tooth enamel with a dental crown made from either porcelain or a metal alloy, such as gold.
In extreme cases, a chipped tooth might also result in damage to the interior pulp. If this is the case, Dr. Rosendo Garza might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structures before mounting a dental crown.
If you have suffered a chipped or fractured tooth in Rialto, California, you should call 909-421-8787 to have it treated at Golden West Dental Clinic.