Unfortunately, teeth are not indestructible, even with the best dental hygiene practices. Trauma to the mouth can cause an array of problems, from a chipped tooth to a tooth that is completely broken off. Cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry is a special aspect of Dental On Park that addresses repairs to damaged teeth. The best treatment will vary dependent on how badly the tooth is damaged.
One of the first things a our dentist will do for a chipped tooth is to assess how the injury occurred, and most likely take dental X-rays. The dentist will also ask about any pain the patient may be having as a result of the injury. If there is little or no pain and the dental x-rays show no root damage, the dentist may repair the tooth in one of a few different ways.
What are the treatment options available?
If the tooth is only slightly chipped, the dentist may be able to file the tooth smooth again. He or she may also recommend doing nothing if the damage is very minimal, although even minor chips are often treated with either composite or porcelain veneers. Veneers are bonded directly to the tooth, giving it a smooth, natural appearance.