Individuals who struggle to curb bad habits like chewing on ice or using their teeth as tools are at increased risk of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth. A similar threat is often experienced by contact sports athletes who are remiss to use a protective mouth guard at the necessary times.
Any time a tooth is damaged you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Nadia Hamouda to prevent further complications. Without professional treatment the fractured area of tooth enamel could eventually foster a severe cavity or lead to an even more severe dental fracture.
After assessing the severity of the problem and the overall health of the tooth our dentist will present you with an effective treatment plan.
In a case where the fracture has compromised the structural integrity of the tooth or damaged the biting surface she might require a dental crown restoration. This treatment plan is designed to fully replicate the tooth’s natural enamel layer with an alternative material.
In the future you should strongly consider making changes to the activity or habit that caused the dental fracture. Without the appropriate changes you will still be at increased risk for future problems.
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 734-222-0055 to have it diagnosed and treated at White Pearl Dentistry.