Chip A Tooth? You Might Need A Crown!

Human teeth are able to chew on thick steaks and bite through crisp apples, but they have their limits. It is not uncommon for people to chip a tooth at some point in their lives. This could happen from:

A chipped tooth doesn’t just affect the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but it can also cause you a lot of pain if the break is deep into the dentin layer of the tooth or broke the chewing surface (known as the cusp).  This will cause a lot of sensitivity and possibly open the door to tooth decay.

If you experience a chipped or broken tooth, it’s important to see a cosmetic dentist immediately. Your dentist will probably recommend bonding, a porcelain veneer or crown. If the fracture is extensive, then you may need a crown or “cap”. Your dentist can make the crown match the existing color of your tooth so that your smile will be completely restored. A crown can also limit the sensitivity you feel from the chipped tooth. If the chip or break is particularly bad, your dentist may recommend a root canal as well.

If you’ve experienced a chipped tooth and live in the San Francisco area, don’t let your smile or your tooth suffer any longer. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Castaneda at Aesthetika Dental for great results! 

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