If you chip your tooth, you may need more than just a way to address the impact on your smile. If your tooth is injured to the point of being damaged, it is possible that you will have trouble biting and chewing, and the tooth’s condition could worsen. It is also possible for an injury to lead to internal tooth problems, which can result in chronic pain, and the risk of losing your tooth! Your Prairie Village, KS dentist is ready to take care of your in the event that you experience a dental injury, including an injury that leaves you with a chipped tooth. While restorative dental work can sometimes be needed, cosmetic dental work can be more appropriate in other instances.
Fixing Your Tooth Is About More Than Just Addressing Its Appearance
If your tooth suffers damage that affects its function, or puts its health at risk, the problem should be promptly addressed. If you wait, you could end up doing more harm, and needing more work. If the problem is only superficial, your dentist can address the damage with a porcelain veneer, which covers the front of the tooth. A bonding treatment can also work well. If the damage does affect the tooth’s well-being, proper restoration can take the form of a dental crown.
Ignoring A Potential Tooth Injury Can Be A Real Problem For Your Oral Health
What can happen if you decide to ignore problems like lingering pain, or difficulty with biting and chewing, after a dental injury? If you develop problems with the interior of your tooth as a result of trauma, you could experience complications that grow continually worse. You should bring the matter to your dentist’s attention, to avoid these potential complications.
Talk To Dr. Browne If You Need To Do Something About A Chipped Tooth
A chipped tooth can be a serious problem for your smile, and potential trouble for your oral health. Dr. Browne is ready to help you by addressing the physical signs of harm, and by addressing any potential effect on your dental well-being. To learn more, or to arrange a visit with Dr. Browne, please contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.