When a tooth has chipped the damage to the enamel layer can vary in severity. Even if you aren’t experiencing any sensitivity or pain in the chipped tooth, you should still have it examined and treated by a professional dentist like Dr. Samantha Marley-Harrod, Dr. K. Cullen Harrod, or Dr. J. Mike Buchanan.
Opting to forgo professional treatment could prove to be a serious error in judgment. In time the compromised area of tooth enamel could start to accumulate bacterial deposits. This could foster a severe cavity to form deep within the fractured area of tooth enamel.
To effectively treat a tooth in this condition our dentist might recommend a treatment plan that calls for performing a dental crown restoration. This treatment plan is designed to fully replace the tooth enamel layer with a durable artificial material.
After the tooth and surrounding gums have been sufficiently numbed we will remove all traces of the original tooth enamel layer. This will leave behind an abutment containing the dentin, and other sensitive structures of the tooth.
After it has been created in dental lab your dental crown will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the treatment process to restore the tooth’s essential function in your mouth.
If you are in Edmond, Oklahoma, and you have suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 405-842-4646 to have it examined and treated at The Smile Associates.