Let’s Talk About: Dental Chips

What you want to see in the mirror is a reflection of a pristine smile. However, if what you’re actually seeing is a smile with one or multiple dental chips, you might not feel too excited about the situation. In addition to hoping for a quick fix for the problem, you likely expand your thinking into wondering why it happened, so it doesn’t happen again! Great news: We can address these concerns, whipping your grin back into beautiful condition and helping you prevent future damage.

Why Is It Happening?

You’re breaking off little parts of your enamel. Your enamel is a hard, outer layer of your tooth (which is composed of multiple layers). It’s protective, so you don’t want to hurt it. However, you also have enough of it that we can fix little areas of damage with cosmetic care without it damaging your smile health. Avoid problems by steering clear of foods that might not let your teeth sink into them with ease!

Are They Dangerous?

Generally speaking, a single dental chip is not dangerous. It’s esthetically displeasing but it doesn’t affect your oral health. However, if you’re dealing with widespread chipping as the result of an underlying problem like bruxism, then this may mean you require more than just a quick fix. As you can see, determining the best way to proceed is easiest to do when you schedule a dental visit.

How Can I Treat Them?

By coming to see us about your dental chips, of course! Most of the time, we will make your teeth look whole again with dental bonding, a cosmetic treatment that will replace the tissue you’ve lost.

Treat Chips With Our Care

We offer the preventive and cosmetic care necessary to prevent and address dental chips. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.