A chipped tooth is more than an aesthetic issue; it can endanger the tooth and needs urgent repair. The outside enamel protects the softer, inner pulp of the tooth. A chip to the outside of the tooth can allow bacteria and decay inside, putting the tooth at risk for infection and serious decay. If you have a chipped tooth, call our team at Rolling Hills Dentistry for general dentistry. We offer fast, gentle chipped tooth repair at our office in Danbury.
Chipped teeth can be easily repaired if caught early. Most chips are caused by biting a hard item or trauma. When the chip occurs, it can usually be fixed with a small filling or by bonding the tooth. This protects the inner pulp and strengthens the structure of the tooth before any further damage can happen. If you find a chip, make sure to call us for an appointment for a quick and expedient repair.