Posted: May 12, 2016
A chipped tooth may seem fairly inconsequential – particularly if it is on a tooth that no one can see. While it may be slightly annoying to feel the chip, you may not see any pressing reason to have the problem addressed. After all, it’s just a chip, right?
A chipped tooth may seem minor, but the problems it can cause are actually rather profound. This is why NYC cosmetic dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib strongly suggest visiting our office as soon as a chip occurs to have it fixed with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown.
Any weakness in the structure of a tooth provides a foothold for bacteria. This, in turn, can lead to issues including decay and infection – both of which will necessitate procedures more invasive than simply fixing the chip to begin with. To avoid the problems caused by a chipped tooth, it is best to call us at 212-452-3344 and schedule an appointment as soon as damage occurs. Chipped teeth are typically not a dental emergency, but neither are they something you will want to let remain untreated for lengthy periods of time.
At NYC Smile Design, we offer a wide range of restorative treatment options that can be used to restore strength and beauty to chipped teeth. Which option is ideal for your needs will depend entirely on the location and extent of damage. To learn more or to schedule your treatment evaluation, please contact us online or call our office right away. Our cosmetic dentists welcome patients from Manhattan and all surrounding areas of New York City.