The outer enamel layer of your teeth is very strong and durable. This enables you to chew some of the hardest foods. There are also things that your teeth are not designed to do, and times when an accident or blow to the face can actually have enough impact to chip one or more of your teeth.
If the initial pain and trauma subsides in a few minutes, you might be lucky enough that the chip or chips is shallow and limited to the enamel layer of the tooth.
In a case like this, 21st Century Dental Care has a few different restoration options for you to consider.
If the chip is large or limited to one single tooth, your dentist might recommend having the entire enamel layer removed and effectively replaced with a crown.
If you have multiple teeth with chips in your smile, yet the chips are small, 21st Century Dental Care can fit you for a set of porcelain dental veneers. These veneers will effectively address the chips, while also giving you back your white and winning smile.
If one or more teeth is deeply chipped and actually causing you pain then 21st Century Dental Care might need to perform a root canal to remove the damaged internal structures of the tooth, before fitting it with a crown.
If you have chips on one or more teeth and you would like to know more about how to restore or address the problem, you should call the dental professionals at 21st Century Dental Care to set up an appointment.