Your tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to chew foods you eat and protect your teeth from decay. However, your enamel can be damaged by chewing on foreign objects, eating hard or tough foods, chewing on ice, or grinding your teeth. Even if the compromised tooth doesn’t cause immediate pain or sensitivity you should still have it examined by our dentist like Dr. Zoya Yadgarov. In time, the compromised surface of the chipped tooth could lead to a more significant dental fracture or a severe cavity.
After a basic examination, our dentist will present you with your treatment options. Those options depend on the size of the chip and location of the tooth. Sometimes a simple composite or amalgam dental filling can repair a fractured tooth. If the biting surface was significantly affected, the dentist may recommend using an inlay or onlay dental filling. In some of these cases, a dental filling might not be effective, and the doctor may treat the tooth with a dental crown.
If you are in the New York, New York, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 212-535-3226 to have it examined and treated by the dental care specialists at Art of Dentistry PC.