When a tooth has fractured the trauma to the previously healthy tooth enamel can vary in severity. Even if the damage doesn’t cause you any initial discomfort, you should still have it examined by Dr. Bo Macdonald before the tooth suffers more significant complications.
The size of the tooth, the degree of damage to the tooth enamel, and its appearance in your smile will factor into the treatment plan Dr. Bo Macdonald recommends. The general health and structural integrity of the tooth can also be a factor in this determination.
If the chip is small and the damage is limited to the tooth enamel layer Dr. Bo Macdonald might be able to repair it with a basic composite resin dental filling. This mode of treatment involves installing a special dental material into the compromised area of tooth enamel.
If the structural integrity of the tooth has been compromised or the tooth has a new cavity or old dental filling, Dr. Bo Macdonald might recommend a dental crown restoration. This will fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a special dental grade material.
If you live in the Los Angeles, California, area, and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 310-479-4459 to seek timely treatment with the dental specialists at Bo Macdonald DDS’s clinic.