When tooth enamel is fractured by chronic night grinding, a blow to the face, or crunching down on a hard piece of ice, the damage can vary in severity. This could cause immediate pain, lingering discomfort, and heightened sensitivity, while also leaving the tooth cosmetically unappealing.
Even if the chipped or fractured tooth doesn’t cause you any immediate distress, you should still consider seeking treatment from a qualified dentist like Dr. Maria Sese. As time goes on the compromised area of tooth enamel could start to collect lingering food material, plaque, and sugar residue.
As this continues to occur the fractured tooth could be at increasing risk of suffering a severe cavity.
Sometimes a small dental fracture can be repaired by having Dr. Maria Sese prepare the surrounding tooth enamel and apply a composite or amalgam filling. If the fracture is large or it compromises the biting surface of the tooth, Dr. Maria Sese might recommend a fully restoring the tooth with a dental crown.
This piece of dental work will fully replicate the original tooth enamel layer with a material such as porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy. The dental crown itself is hollow so it can be anchored on an abutment formed internal dentin layer of the tooth.
If you live in the Jersey City, New Jersey, area and you have suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 201-332-4699 to have it treated and repaired at East Coast Family Dental.