Chipped tooth enamel is often attributed with an accidental blow to the head or a bad oral habit like nibbling on desktop items. People who frequently grind their teeth while sleeping are also at increased risk of suffering a chipped tooth.
When a tooth is damaged the discomfort can range from severe to insignificant. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate distress or sensitivity in a chipped tooth, you should still have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Narinder Mahal, before a cavity forms in the area.
If the area of damaged tooth enamel is significant, or the tooth’s biting surface has been damaged he might recommend a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment involves him carefully removing the tooth’s existing enamel layer to create an abutment.
The specific material used for the dental crown will vary depending on the tooth’s location in your mouth. If the tooth appears when you smile he might use a special porcelain material that mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
After the dental crown has been prepared in a state of the art dental lab, Dr. Mahal will cement it onto the abutment to complete the dental restoration process.
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a chipped or fractured a tooth, you should call 916-421-2200 to have it examined and treated at Land Park Dental.