A chipped tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies. Chips can occur when you are biting down on something hard, using your teeth to open packages, chewing on ice, playing contact sports, or doing anything else that could subject your teeth to a sudden or forceful impact. Some chips are minor, but others can seriously threaten your dental health. Dr. Nazari, Houston chipped tooth treatment dentist, offers treatments for damaged teeth.
Dr. Nazari, expert in treatment of chipped tooth in Houston, may recommend:
• Dental bonding, which is an excellent option for most minor chips and cracks
• Tooth-colored fillings, which can repair cavities and larger chips
• Dental veneers, which can cover chips that are cosmetic in nature
• Onlays, which can restore teeth that have lost one or more cusps to chips
• Porcelain crowns, which are used when the damage is more extensive
• Root canal therapy, which may be needed if the damage extends to the nerve of the tooth
• Dental extraction, which may be needed if the root of the tooth is also cracked or damaged
Once a tooth has been chipped, valuable structure is lost, leaving your tooth vulnerable to more damage. Preventing dental damage is ideal whenever possible, and you can do this with healthy dental habits. Visit Dr. Nazari, Houston chipped tooth treatment dentist, at least two times a year for cleanings and checkups. Between these visits, keep your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing as recommended, eating a balanced diet, and wearing a mouth guard when playing contact sports. If you grind your teeth, ask us about a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. Do not use your teeth as tools or bite on nonfood items such as ice or pencils.
A chipped tooth cannot be treated at home, so if your tooth is chipped or cracked, call Dr. Nazari, expert in treatment of chipped tooth in Houston, as soon as possible to begin treatment. Minor chips can often be easily repaired and protected against further damage. More severe chips and cracks will need prompt treatment to prevent serious complications, such as infection and nerve death.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nazari, emergency dentist.
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