As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still things that can chip a tooth. This can often cause increased sensitivity and discomfort. Even if the tooth isn’t giving you problems you should still consider having it examined and repaired by a dentist like Dr. Jim Kelly.
The last thing you want is to have bacterial deposits saturate the chipped tooth enamel causing a severe cavity. This could call for more invasive treatment methods down the road or even potentially result in the loss of the tooth.
It might be possible for Dr. Jim Kelly to repair a small chip with a basic amalgam or composite dental filling. If have additional chipped teeth that appear in your smile, Dr. Jim Kelly might recommend having porcelain dental veneers installed over the face of each tooth.
If the tooth was previously repaired with a dental filling, the chip is large, or a new cavity has developed he might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with either gold, a base metal alloy, or dental porcelain.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you have suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, we invite you to call 602-954-1901 to seek treatment at Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry.