Chipped tooth enamel and dental fractures can vary in severity. Even a small chip that doesn’t cause immediate distress, or sensitivity, you should still have it examined and repaired by Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II. The longer you wait the more likely the tooth is to attract bacterial deposits that could cause a severe cavity to develop in an already compromised tooth.
Sometimes Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II can repair a small chip with a standard dental filling. Once it has been applied and cured by an ultraviolet light the restored tooth will serve you for many long years ahead.
If the chip is large or the affected area compromises the structural integrity of the tooth Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II might advocate restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This treatment method will completely replicate the entire tooth enamel layer composed of either porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy. It usually takes two separate appointments to fully install a crown.
If a new cavity has developed in the tooth and the tooth decay has afflicted the internal structures of the tooth, Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II might need to perform a root canal. Once this is done there will be sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown.
If you live in the Greeley, Colorado, area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 970-506-1122 to have it examined and repaired at Nicholas A. Jamison II DDS.