Painfree Dentistry

Do I need to repair chipped tooth?

A chipped tooth is a common form of dental damage in Harris Park, NSW. But if you aren’t bothered by how it looks, then you might wonder if you need to have your dentist repair it at all. So while you may treat a tooth chip like a dent in your fender, you ignore it at your tooth’s peril.

First, each of your teeth is strong so long as they are completely intact. Your tooth enamel acts like a helmet around your inner tooth filled with living tissue. And in the same way a cracked helmet won’t protect your head, even a chip may compromise the tooth, allowing bacteria to establish an infection inside. Suddenly a little chip has become a more urgent problem in need of a dental filling or even root canal therapy.

Other Reasons to Restore a Damaged Tooth

If your tooth is chipped, you may experience numerous negative impacts, among them being:

  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Hidden microfractures leading to further breakage
  • Uneven tooth wear
  • Increasing tooth pain

The good news is that your Paramatta dentist at Painfree Dentistry can offer you several choices that repair a chipped tooth:

  • Dental bonding—Tooth-coloured composite resin fashioned to cover the chip.
  • A dental veneer—This porcelain restoration covers the front of the chipped tooth, hiding damage. 
  • A dental crown—For larger chips, you may need a porcelain crown to serve as a new helmet for your tooth.

To restore chipped and damaged teeth, we encourage you to call our dental clinic today.