Does A Chipped Tooth Need Cosmetic Or Restorative Work?
Posted August 1, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your chipped tooth may be unpleasant to look at, but is the problem also a threat to your oral health? Relatively minor dental injuries can lead to some confusion. While you may be aware of its effects on your smile, it can be hard to know how much damage a relatively small chip has done to your tooth. Your Reno, NV dentist’s office can provide an examination, and determine what course of action is appropriate. They can let you know if a tooth is only in need of cosmetic dental work, or if the damage needs to be addressed through restorative dental treatment.
Your dentist will examine your chipped tooth, and see what kind of threat this damage poses for you. If there are concerns that the tooth is less stable, or at risk for an infection, a dental crown can be placed. The crown will cover the tooth, and it will take on biting and chewing responsibilities. In some cases, a chip can be considered superficial. A bonding treatment can cover up the damage in as little as one visit, so you can have real results in less time than you might expect.
Even if the problem seems minor, you should let your dentist know when you have a tooth damaged by an injury. Without care, the problem could worsen, or make it difficult to bite and chew properly. Remember that our teeth are placed under terrific pressure, as our jaws can produce formidable pressure when we bite down. Your dentist should also be made aware if you have damage to existing cosmetic work, or a crown, as the damage could lead to complications.
At Wager-Evans Dental, patients who experience dental damage can look forward to treatment that addresses the problem, while taking care to preserve appearances. We use modern materials in cosmetic and restorative work, so your smile can look great after care! Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to work with residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all other nearby communities. To schedule a consultation, contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.