As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still things that can cause chips and minor fractures. This is even more likely to be an issue if you don’t use a dental guard, and grind your teeth while you sleep. Athletes who forgo using a mouthguard during contact sports are also at increased risk of suffering a chip on one or more of their teeth.
Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t cause discomfort, the damaged tooth enamel could still come to harbor a new area of tooth decay. This could quickly compromise the already distressed tooth, calling for invasive treatment methods. To prevent this from happening Dr. Zoya Yadgarov always recommends having a chipped tooth repaired at his dental office here in New York, New York.
For a minor chip, Zoya Yadgarov might be able to repair it with a simple filling. If it’s on a tooth in your smile, and the primary structure of the tooth enamel hasn’t been compromised, he might recommend a porcelain dental veneer.
If the chipped tooth causes heightened sensitivity problems, it likely means that damage has affected the internal tissues of the tooth. To treat a problem like this, Dr. Zoya Yadgarov might need to perform a crown restoration or even a root canal.
If you live in the New York, New York area and you’ve suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 212-535-3226 to seek timely treatment with Dr. Zoya Yadgarov. Here at Art of Dentistry PC, we will be happy to provide the service and dental care you need.